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?!

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da_illest101
da_illest101

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.

ekolite
ekolite

Jess is an adorable gamer.  She is the girl with a million photogenic faces.

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

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.

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

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.

strangelove_1
strangelove_1

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

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

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.

fileman998
fileman998

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. 

dani_i89
dani_i89

The only offensive aspect of the Far Cry 4 picture is that it's just plain terrible.

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

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.

grin89
grin89

so it wasn't my imagination the world is going through a racism bullshit phase.

lpool8
lpool8

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

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

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.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

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.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

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.

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

That box art may or may not be racist, but it's definitely homoerotic.

Bhargav_pvs
Bhargav_pvs

Don't really think that looks racist, and by the way U look Gorgeous Jess. Keep it up :)

xbonemeh
xbonemeh

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!!!!!

Glasscut32
Glasscut32

The Whole world is racist.. even my piss is racist.. 

LordPhreaka
LordPhreaka

Hi Jess,  your teeth are starting to yellow, just so you know.

skiggy34
skiggy34

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....

GunEye
GunEye

Terrific execution Jess. Good show. Interesting news. Great job.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

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? 

Arsyad00
Arsyad00

halo 5 more racist, for xbone only

zerohournow
zerohournow

Pretty sure every far-cry release is preceded by a parade of racism claims. Just part of their marketing strategy.

jasonlane007
jasonlane007

its a joke, how long before they take the black word out of the dictionary !!

gundamalt
gundamalt

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evolate
evolate

oh god, the neverending bloody rant about racism, jesus christ how tedious

Azure_Nova
Azure_Nova

Could someone please explain to me what looks racist about the box cover?

TheLeftHandDoom
TheLeftHandDoom

whenever i see a headline that says "Is ______ racist?"  the answer is always "no."

willzihang
willzihang

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.

Uuuh. 



Kaliedo
Kaliedo

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.

ekolite
ekolite

@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.

Verityrant
Verityrant

@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.  

lpool8
lpool8

@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

Ishiban
Ishiban

@nyran125tk It's set in the Himalayas, so both men are Asian, but your underlying point is still correct.

strangelove_1
strangelove_1

@michaelstire9 

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

Kunakai
Kunakai

@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?

dpclark
dpclark

@michaelstire9 

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.

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

@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.

digthat32
digthat32

@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.