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Old 09-19-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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Racism in Videogames

Is racism something that is absolutely terrible and should not be present in videogames, or do you find that it is perfectly acceptable in order to make the world more real?

A follow up on my article, Racism in Videogames, based on the comments have sparked some heated debate. Let the opinions flow!


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Old 09-19-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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I think the concept of racism is acceptable in video games. Hell in many cases, it's a good way to develop more believable characters that many of us can relate to.

I'd even say that it's part of the reason why Tales of Symphonia had one of the more stronger cast of characters in JRPGs compared to others
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:21 PM   #3
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Yeah its acceptable, it helps make a cast better and develop characters like megas said.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:25 PM   #4
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I think the concept of racism is acceptable in video games. Hell in many cases, it's a good way to develop more believable characters that many of us can relate to.
Pretty much that. If it's just there just for the sake of being there however, then no.
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I think it's acceptable in certain positions. I can understand using racism as a plot point, ala Mass Effect, or using it as an indicator of earlier times, such as RDR.

However, where I draw the line is when racism is used as a gameplay technique. For example, a game where you are a slave owner, much like that fake trailer for Slavery: The Game.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that racism in video games should be used to teach what it is, where it came from, and how to combat it.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:55 PM   #6
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I think it's acceptable in certain positions. I can understand using racism as a plot point, ala Mass Effect, or using it as an indicator of earlier times, such as RDR.

However, where I draw the line is when racism is used as a gameplay technique. For example, a game where you are a slave owner, much like that fake trailer for Slavery: The Game.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that racism in video games should be used to teach what it is, where it came from, and how to combat it.
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It's fine if it's related to the game's story and it's not just to be racist.
Maybe for character development and maybe an enemy group, but nothing like 'this here game is all about slavery' or sh*t like that.
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