Lying Media Bastards

May 25, 2009

Time Passes…

About, damn, a year ago, I posted an article about an upcoming video game that might have some troubling, racist imagery. Actually, my article was about how depressing it was that hundreds of video game fans seemed completely unwilling or unable to see how any aspect of the game could possibly be seen as racist. One of the few valid points on their behalf was “the game’s not even out yet, everyone’s getting all upset about a trailer for the game. The game itself might be way different.

So, the game (Resident Evil 5) has been out for weeks now, and here’s an article by a guy who played the game and discusses the game’s depiction of race and ethnicity. Thorough and thoughtful. And only a little nerdy.

Posted by Jake on May 25, 2009 8:37 pm

1 Comment »

  1. I still disagree a year later. Its merely the setting of the game, where they decided to place it and since The RE series stated several games ago in Code Veronica the progenitor virus started in Africa, its a natural and logical conclusion.

    It doesnt offer commentary on blacks or politics, but shoot zombies that happen to be black. A horror game using horror editing shots for a trailer that goes where they said they would years ago for the sake of continuity? They’ve had zombies of all stripes in the franchise’s history.

    I think there are far worse, more blatant and actual images of racism in media. This isnt even an American made game

    Comment by Brian D — June 3, 2009 @ 10:26 pm

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