GS News Top 5 - Halo 5 Is Coming In 2015; Is Far Cry 4 Racist?!
Halo 5 info lands, an HD pack of Halo 1 - 4 could be in the works, the Xbox One gets external storage, and how has Far Cry 4 caused controversy?!
by Jess McDonell on
So a couple of people ( probably not even a 1000) wrote that the cover of far cry 4 is racist and somehow everyone act as if it was said by millions of people... I swear gaming sites are just fishing for views.
although I don't have a console, I played halo 1 and 2 on PC and watched the playthroughs of halo 3 and 4. I believe the franchise will continue to thrive, more particularly the story plot. as for MP, not interested.
I didn't knew there is a racism problem with that cover till this news pop up. I dont believe it's racist because that would be stupid for Ubisoft part.
All this "is this racist" rubbish trying to examine ordinary things and imagine some racial implications is really an insult to what Dr.King and the civil rights movement fought for and a marginalization of what REAL racism is, no actually you are the racist for making a racial issue out of everything when the message of Dr.King is we are all borthers not that races should be treated differently good intentions or bad never treated differently because of skin color.
If you lived through the era of segregation you wouldnt need to ask if something is racist because you would sure as heck know what racism is, is this racist? No. A person having to live in fear because of their skin color and being denied equal rights is what racism is not a video game.
If journalist think they are doing a service to racial relations by writing articles like that they could not be more wrong they are contributing to racial division and prejudice with their doublespeak
It's tasteless. Is it racist? I dunno. It could also be homoerotic. Is it meant to be provocative? YES. But I think everybody who has played Far Cry can already guess that the guy in the pink suit is the villain and he probably treats any subordinate like that.
I'm black. I think something can only be racist if it has the intention of conveying a racist message. Context is what matters.
The problem are people who cry "racist" at every opportunity but also all the people who deny racism when it's blatantly there. Why? Cause mot people are uneducated. It's that simple.
Whats racist is putting scrutiny on a person simply because of their race, not knowing that person. Even if the dude on the throne was white and he happened to have a darker skinned guy as an arm rest, I wouldnt find that racist. You wouldn't find it racist the other way around would ya? Neither of those cases are racist because they arent putting down a race. fuckin a.
People who see racism everywhere are generally more racists than people who inadvertedly make a politically incorrect picture.
Which doesn't even seem to be the case here.
i remember when nuggets where saying resident evil 5 was racist ignoring the fact that it was set in the north african slums and you could play as a black character but yeh other then that it made the nazis look left wing :s
Racism and prejudice exists in all colours and colors. I've had plenty of it thrown my way just for being white, even by darker skinned white/people. I've had life changing racism done on me just for being white.
If it's a lighter skinned guy on top of a darker skinned guy it's always racist, according to the racists. Which means it's NONSENSE.
Halo 5 and the Halo series will always a future as long as the Cortana from Halo 4 is in it.
Her voice her lines, performance, sentimentality, made Halo 4 and all future releases special. They should give her more lines and more romance.
I would post a video or Cortana in Halo 4 like I did last, but it my post would get held up in limbo and no one see it.
Cortana is the real star of the show. Behind every great Master Chief is a great woman.
Outstanding show as always. Thank you.
Why did you erase some of our comments asking why Gamespot has no Black Employees? Not one single editor.
This is because your are Racist! RaceSpot!!!!!
Who is the loser that actually thought that Far Cry 4 cover was racist? Seriously? I think people who cry racism now a days are just looking for attention.. I'm white and I have darker skin than BOTH the guys on the cover. This world is doomed.... It really is.... I am very excited about all the Halo and external storage news. I already have the hard drives ready....
Darker Skin man? what are you talking about, its Johnny Depp with a tan being touched by a Transvestite Mexican Drug cartel knights templar narcissist. Seriously.
Look Closely.....Its Johnny Depp
This constant racist garbage has to end. black White whatever, the guy in pink is obviously a horrible person and im not even sure if the guy in pink is white, i thought he was like hispanic or from a jungle somewhere or something. this is farcry isnt it?
Pretty sure every far-cry release is preceded by a parade of racism claims. Just part of their marketing strategy.
Here we go again.
It's not racist depicting racism. Jesus Christ how idiotic are people these days.
Unless of course you play as a racist character and the game in question makes it 'cool' and "Achievement earned: Enslaver! Well done."
Is any film from the 1700s racist because it probably has black slaves in it?
Stupid social justice warriors strike again --- GTA is not misogynistic because it may depict sexist views; indeed the game is extremely satirical, so it's actually the DAMN OPPOSITE.
Its art, and as such is open to interpretation. That racism is the first of those to come and stay in some peoples minds, is a bit sad.
@strangelove_1 Dude. The image depicted in the video clearly could be seen as depicting slavery and if that has nothing to do with being racist then I have never blown my nose. Also. Take this or leave it, but we are all different. We all have different skin, different hair color, names, ethnic backgrounds and go by a different set of rules whoever, and wherever we are. In a perfect world this would not matter... if that is what you want to consider perfect. It's not something everyone would agree with.
@strangelove_1 I agree, and calling everything racist, or sexist, or PC de jour makes people become less sensitive to it when it really is an issue, simply because they are tired of the people "crying wolf". But for many people it is their only thought, their hammer, and thus they try to make everything into a nail. It is silly.
Also it is foolish to point such things out about a villain, who is meant to be despicable by design and likely for things far worse than perceived racism.
@SaintsRowLA yeh the oddest one i had was off a white lad called my black friend well i cant say it on here but i imagine you know what and then called me a milk bottle? which is even odder because i live in the north of england so im gonna be pale the just is no sun at all
@dmblum1799 And just horrible.
@xbonemeh ^ this man deserves a medal
@nyran125tk It's set in the Himalayas, so both men are Asian, but your underlying point is still correct.
The difference between a liberal and a conservative is that conservatives think punishment is the answer in a dog eat dog world liberals think help is the answer in a society that is stacked
@michaelstire9 Why would a collective who's political beliefs are of equality see such an image as racist? Surely they'd only see it as it is intended in that one man is depicted as having power over another?
Liberals are emotionally driven. They don't know the difference between preference and racism. To them everyone is a victim which is the basis of their grievance-based politics. They run around calling everyone racist to feel morally above the unenlightened masses.
@Azure_Nova She explained it..
@willzihang problem with GTA is that a large chunk of it's audience is too young to understand satire when applied. So in the end, they are just being educated in those behaviors.
@willzihang Nestled in your needlessly insulting rant there is a good point. Depicting racism isn't necessarily racist. Still, it can be offensive. If Rolling Stone featured a shoot of what looks like a a dark skinned Asian or maybe a Hispanic dominating a white man/woman then the Teabaggers would be up in arms in comment sections across the internet.