Facepalm of the Week: Resident Evil 5 Racism Returns!

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Merc, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Seems another dim bulb has hopped aboard the "black people can never be villains" train with yet another dull look into the unreleased video game. It's a bit of a read, but nothing too long:
    Sometimes it's just racist... - Ta-Nehisi Coates

    See, I can debunk this entire incoherent rabble with only a few questions:

    1. Ever played another Resident Evil? If so, why weren't you pissed that the first game contained only white people (And a LOT of CRAZY white people)? What about Resident Evil 4? Are Spaniards less of human beings than black people?

    /shitty arguments.

    Because I guarantee you this person has no experience with the previous games. All they see is this game and all they see is black people. Not only is this game being made in a country where black slavery didn't happen but Capcom has what amounts to nothing in their history that points towards racism.

    This is a problem our country has, we think that black people are soft, frail, broken people that constantly need our protection and to lash out at every possible thing that may be construed as racism. The response to this game is laughable. It proves the white guilt problem we have in this country. No one, I repeat, no one wrote about racism against Spaniards when RE4 came out and that thing was more popular than the Pope. Honestly take a look at our country and what we do. It's almost racism on parts of people like this guy who call it out and cry about it when in truth, there's nothing suggesting it.

    In the video game, these people are possessed by parasites (Of course he'd know that if he played the last game, how convenient ignorance can be in making a point!) so all this blabber about blacks being portrayed as vicious animals is null and void because just like in RE4, the parasite takes over the host and makes them hyper-aggressive and violent. People like Coates are the problem with the news media these days because they make stuff up and stir up problems over things they don't understand. You can tell how misinformed Coates is by his continued use of the ancient 35-year old gamer stereotype. Perhaps he is projecting?

    Thoughts?
     

  2. wooly

    wooly I am the woolrus

    Haha, i was talking about this with people the other day and that's pretty much exactly what we said. I think anyone with an ounce of awareness will find this whole racism thing ridiculous.

    But like you said, ignorance is convenient when making an argument. And i know the media is going to jump all over this with the same idiocy and ignorance that Mr Coates above has shown.
     
  3. Stab-o-Matic5000

    Stab-o-Matic5000 Cutting Edge in Murder

    UH OH, BLACK PEOPLE ARE DOING SOMETHING BAD IN A GAME? BETTER CALL THE MEDIA!

    Seriously, where was this guy when Far Cry 2 came out? You know, the game where you fight African diamond lords?
     
  4. Nevyrmoore

    Nevyrmoore AKA Ass-Bandit

    Inform him of it. That'll probably be his next target.
     
  5. Ryuk

    Ryuk Registered Member

    Oh dear lord :sigh: :rolleyes:

    You know I had the solution for this some time back - In the middle of the game just have Chris Redfield kill Don Imus. The man is practically a zombie as is and all parties involved will be happy.

    So a Japanese video game producer is being deliberately racist huh? You know it's funny because I'm replaying 4 right now in anticipation of 5, and hey, I can't help but notice that the infected in the game, well they're speaking Spanish! Don't that beat all? Hey if that's the case then I guess that means they were being racist in that game also huh?

    So then how come nobody started bitching and whining about it four plus years ago?

    Does anybody else here know what the original concept behind 50 Cent: Bulletproof was going to be? As 50 you were going to storm an office building and gun down white people in suits and ties. And I'm sure the NAACP was voicing their disapproval about it just like they're doing about Res Evil 5 right now am I right?

    Or maybe they should just do something better with their time instead of stupidly wasting the way they are now.

    One of my best friends is Afro-American and he's stated for some time now that this controversy is some of the most ascenine bullshit he's ever heard.
     
  6. fleinn

    fleinn 101010

    Had the same reaction as Constantine over this.. after I had stopped sighing and shaking my head. ...someone actually got the developers to respond to it all several times, until Capcom US just prepared a nonsensical statement everyone gobbled up every time someone asked, so it stopped turning into "this could be a racist game! More fuel on the fire at eleven, as developer tries to defend the game from the racist allegations!".

    Of course - when are the same jackasses going to tackle the mind- numbingly blatant racism in WW2 games and movies? Never, that's when.
     
  7. Stab-o-Matic5000

    Stab-o-Matic5000 Cutting Edge in Murder

    I'm mostly of German ancestry, and I'm always a bit offended when I hear the German Army announcer in Call of Duty: World at War's multiplayer.
     
  8. fleinn

    fleinn 101010

    :) ..I'm not german at all, and I'm still offended by the way the "horrors of war" is portrayed in CoD.
     
  9. Stab-o-Matic5000

    Stab-o-Matic5000 Cutting Edge in Murder

    It's mainly the way he talks. Constantly yelling in a high pitched squeal.
     
  10. Shwa

    Shwa Gay As Fuck V.I.P. Lifetime

    I swear to whatever higher power there is that if this games gets postponed any more than it has alright, it's going to turn out to be another Super Smash Brothers Brawl with the character add ons and delays. Already the racism card was played when the development of this game began, which brought it to its first standstill until they could link it with the original story line of the virus being birthed in Africa.

    Come on now, this is getting rediculous and I'm sure a lot of RE fans will send it lots of hate mail to the company.

    ~Shwa
     

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