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Resident Evil 5 controversy
« on: August 13, 2007, 08:37:18 am »
Ok, I just heard about this, and I don't understand this woman at all. She's a blogger who thinks the upcoming RE is going to be racist against blacks.

http://www.blacklooks.org/2007/07/resident_evil_5.html

There's another article..thing on the gamepolitics website. http://gamepolitics.com/2007/08/01/african-womens-blog-critical-of-resident-evil-5-trailer/

Now, how is it racism if in the other RE games the zombies/whatever were white? I thought equality meant being equal, not bitching about something so you can get special privileges?

*reminds me* Kinda like how we have a "Miss Black South Carolina". I'd love to see a "Miss Caucasian South Carolina".

edit: Actually, this may be more appropriate in the Everything else section...since it has less to do with the game, and more with the "Racist" aspect of it. I dunno. That's just me, so...
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Re: Resident Evil 5 is...racist?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 08:45:57 am »
I can kinda understand how someone might think that if they haven't seen 4, but really this whole thing is silly.
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Re: Resident Evil 5 is...racist?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 10:53:42 am »
If people are thinking this upcoming game is racist, why didn't they think as such for RE4?

Understanding the circumstances is one thing, but if you don't understand what's going on, RE4 might appear rather racist as well. You're an American man killing (possibly) Spanish people called the "Los Gonados", which is Spanish for "the cattle". I think this whole thing is just an unprecedented attack against a game which happens to involve the still apparently sensitive issue of African/black people and violence in this country.

It's like pulling a Jack Thompson without any evidence. (Which, as painful as it might be to believe, JT does have at least a little basis to make his claims)
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Re: Resident Evil 5 is...racist?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 10:56:52 am »
All of the other games have been about killing mainly white people.  OMG!  Racist!

The game is set in Africa, and is supposedly about poverty, so yes, obviously the majority of the zombies are going to be black, but I really don't think race has anything to do with this at all.  I knew this argument was going to start up eventually as soon as I saw the trailer.  I swear, some people just complain about things because they can, and not because they're actually offended by it.

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Re: Resident Evil 5 is...racist?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2007, 11:06:02 am »
I think what people seem to overlook is that it would be racist to not include black enemies in video games. Nevertheless, this seems common, because there seems to be a taboo against depicting black people in negative roles. I'm pretty sure there would be a few comments raised if this game was set in Africa but featured exclusively white zombies.

As an interesting aside, the concept of a Zombie comes from west African folklore in the first place.
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Re: Resident Evil 5 is...racist?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2007, 11:54:59 am »
So there can be Asian zombies, Caucasian Zobies and tanned zombies, but no Black Zombies?


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Re: Resident Evil 5 is...racist?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2007, 11:55:46 am »
lets see... if the game take place in euro (o wait one already did) it would be white people fetured as zombies.

if one was in asia, it would be asain zombies.

and this game is in Africa so one would think it would have black people in it since most still live in Africa

I'm pretty sure there would be a few comments raised if this game was set in Africa but featured exclusively white zombies.

gameplay wise, that would make little sense but white people are the only people that no one really cares if they make things that offences them.

all i see here is poltically charged bs and spin...

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Re: Resident Evil 5 is...racist?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2007, 08:45:14 pm »
Resident Evil 4 is racist against Spaniards! and Americans with German-sounding names!  :o
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Re: Resident Evil 5 is...racist?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2007, 09:10:37 pm »
Maybe someone should make a game that is CLEARLY racist against Caucasians, and see if anyone gives a ****?

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Re: Resident Evil 5 is...racist?
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2007, 05:18:45 am »
I agree with Doctor, it is ok to kill people, as long as they are white.

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Re: Resident Evil 5 is...racist?
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2007, 08:59:27 am »
So she wants us to kill black zombies, instead of white zombies......???
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Re: Resident Evil 5 is...racist?
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2007, 12:20:01 pm »
From the Geicko school of thought... I made this...




EDIT - Now that I think about it, I'm onboard with the angry racist crowd. This game promotes the feeling that all black zombies should kill all white people, and that would be a race and hate crime!

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Re: Resident Evil 5 is...racist?
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2007, 12:45:15 pm »
Heh. On one of her own comments to the blog post she made, she said she'd be more comfortable if the zombies were white.

And she doesn't think that's racism...wow.

edit:
Maybe someone should make a game that is CLEARLY racist against Caucasians, and see if anyone gives a ****?

Go ahead. You'll have my support.

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Re: Resident Evil 5 is...racist?
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2007, 12:51:30 pm »
Maybe someone should make a game that is CLEARLY racist against Caucasians, and see if anyone gives a ****?
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Re: Resident Evil 5 is...racist?
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2007, 02:52:53 pm »
If the game takes place in South Africa, there'll be some white zombies.  ::)