How do you guys feel about the use of the N-Word in GTA V?

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#1 BluRayHiDef
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Do you think it's in bad taste and paints a bad picture of Black Americans?

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#2 lundy86_4
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Don't really care. 

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Don't really care. 

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#4 CaseyWegner
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i feel like it has nothing to do with system wars.

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N*gga it don't matter.
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#6 Thecongregation
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Do you think it's in bad taste and paints a bad picture of Black Americans?

BluRayHiDef
Where the heck where you when San Andreas was out?
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#7 BluRayHiDef
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[QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

Do you think it's in bad taste and paints a bad picture of Black Americans?

Thecongregation

Where the heck where you when San Andreas was out?

I wasn't into games then. By the way, I'm Black. I have mixed feelings toward it.

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#8 R3FURBISHED
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If you find it in bad taste, you need to live in a place where it is used often. After 10 years in Virginia public schools, hearing it dozens of times each day, I have become acclimatized to it.

Plus I thought Franklin and Lamar's banter was usually very funny.

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#10 mitu123
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I'm black and don't mind it at all.

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#11 PhazonBlazer
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They just tryin to make some paypah and not get keeled.

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#12 psych2416256
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[QUOTE="Thecongregation"][QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

Do you think it's in bad taste and paints a bad picture of Black Americans?

BluRayHiDef

Where the heck where you when San Andreas was out?

By the way, I'm Black.t.

And? Are we supposed to care? Why does it matter Get over it dipshit
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#14 Blabadon
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Grow up in Detroit, the use of the n-word here is completely mild compared to that.
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#15 cloudff7tm
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The word itself doesn't bother me. It's just another word for buddy, pal, fool, homie, friend, etc. It kind of annoys me when someone can't finish a sentence without using the word but it's not a big deal.

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#16 BluRayHiDef
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Let me explain something to you guys. I'm Black and am used to hearing it as well. However, I don't condone its usage and am a bit putoff whenever I hear it. As for GTA V, as a large portion of the Black population uses the word regularly, I think its inclusion in the game is acceptable because it creates a realistic portrayal, though it still bothers me a bit. 

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#17 YoshiYogurt
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[QUOTE="Thecongregation"][QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

Do you think it's in bad taste and paints a bad picture of Black Americans?

BluRayHiDef

Where the heck where you when San Andreas was out?

I wasn't into games then. By the way, I'm Black. I have mixed feelings toward it.

How were you not into games in 2004?
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#18 Doom_HellKnight
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I don't think it was in bad taste. It just started to get annoying after about 10 seconds.
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#19 bobbetybob
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As a middle class white male I was highly offended by the highly offensive language used by...oh who am I kidding I didn't care in the slightest. I feel like they overused it at times especially in one of the conversations between Lamar and Franklin towards the end of the game, I was actually laughing at how ridiculous it got. But I don't think it's that unrealistic, it would be no different to if you replaced it with f**k, most people don't use it that often but I've certainly heard some people that take it to the extreme.
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#20 BluRayHiDef
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[QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

[QUOTE="Thecongregation"] Where the heck where you when San Andreas was out?YoshiYogurt

I wasn't into games then. By the way, I'm Black. I have mixed feelings toward it.

How were you not into games in 2004?

I was mistaken. At that time, the only game franchise I was interested in was Metal Gear Solid. I had just gotten into games at that point. I mean, I had a PS1, but I rarely played it.

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#21 m_machine024
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The word itself doesn't bother me. It's just another word for buddy, pal, fool, homie, friend, etc. It kind of annoys me when someone can't finish a sentence without using the word but it's not a big deal.

cloudff7tm

Pretty much this. It's just annoying when it's used too much or abused but that goes with every word. A guy saying "dude" all the time will annoy me also.

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#23 wis3boi
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Not for SW and don't really care...go play san andreas

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#25 Thecongregation
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[QUOTE="Thecongregation"][QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

Do you think it's in bad taste and paints a bad picture of Black Americans?

BluRayHiDef

Where the heck where you when San Andreas was out?

I wasn't into games then. By the way, I'm Black. I have mixed feelings toward it.

Where where you when True CRIME:NY city, Wutang Shoalin Style, 25 to life, All those Rap fighting game franchises, Saints row, a part of Scarface, fiddy cents games, 187. certain copies of Animal Crossing: Wild World., etc.?
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#26 Blabadon
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I just dont get why black people call themselves that.  you dont see jews calling themselves k**es, or chinese people calling themselves c***** or gays calling themselves f***.  But maybe im missing something here.kingoflife9
Culture and acceptability over time. It's as friendly as dawg or homie among many African-American communities. The others you listed are just derogatory terms more often than not.
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#27 EXLINK
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I feel the same way about the N-word being used in GTA V as I do in movies, music and walking down the street. I don't care.
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#29 xOMGITSJASONx
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It's the most accurate way I ever seen the word used in a video game. It was natural and beautiful IMO. 

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#32 Blabadon
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[QUOTE="Blabadon"][QUOTE="kingoflife9"]I just dont get why black people call themselves that.  you dont see jews calling themselves k**es, or chinese people calling themselves c***** or gays calling themselves f***.  But maybe im missing something here.kingoflife9

Culture and acceptability over time. It's as friendly as dawg or homie among many African-American communities. The others you listed are just derogatory terms more often than not.

im white and my black friends call me that. even i get offended and i know its out of friendship... whatever.

You should tell them that. Answering your question was what I intended to do. The other uses of it, in the similar derogatory fashion, is often just a result of a shitty community/upbringing or personality.

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#33 Consternated
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Words can't describe how little I care. It's a game, deal with it.
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#34 BluRayHiDef
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[QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

[QUOTE="YoshiYogurt"] How were you not into games in 2004?kingoflife9

I was mistaken. At that time, the only game franchise I was interested in was Metal Gear Solid. I had just gotten into games at that point. I mean, I had a PS1, but I rarely played it.

so it just bothers you in gta 5?  what about in every single rap song ever made?  or everyday usage?  I just dont get why black people call themselves that.  you dont see jews calling themselves k**es, or chinese people calling themselves c***** or gays calling themselves f***.  But maybe im missing something here.

 

I love the fact that you're jumping to conclusions. How do you know its usage doesn't bother me in other forms of media or in real life? That's quite presumptuous of you.

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#35 Thecongregation
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Let me explain something to you guys. I'm Black and am used to hearing it as well. However, I don't condone its usage and am a bit putoff whenever I hear it. As for GTA V, as a large portion of the Black population uses the word regularly, I think its inclusion in the game is acceptable because it creates a realistic portrayal, though it still bothers me a bit. 

BluRayHiDef
Do you get your outside of your house black information from BET? Because this is more offensive than what you are claiming in your thread.
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#37 muffin200
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The game is just a mirror to society. I blame society for the word being used.

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#38 clyde46
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Let me explain something to you guys. I'm Black and am used to hearing it as well. However, I don't condone its usage and am a bit putoff whenever I hear it. As for GTA V, as a large portion of the Black population uses the word regularly, I think its inclusion in the game is acceptable because it creates a realistic portrayal, though it still bothers me a bit. 

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Still don't care.
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#39 BluRayHiDef
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[QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

Let me explain something to you guys. I'm Black and am used to hearing it as well. However, I don't condone its usage and am a bit putoff whenever I hear it. As for GTA V, as a large portion of the Black population uses the word regularly, I think its inclusion in the game is acceptable because it creates a realistic portrayal, though it still bothers me a bit. 

Thecongregation

Do you get your outside of your house black information from BET? Because this is more offensive than what you are claiming in your thread.

 

I live in Brownsville, Brooklyn, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in NYC. My statement is based on experience.

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#40 Thecongregation
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[QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

[QUOTE="YoshiYogurt"] How were you not into games in 2004?kingoflife9

I was mistaken. At that time, the only game franchise I was interested in was Metal Gear Solid. I had just gotten into games at that point. I mean, I had a PS1, but I rarely played it.

so it just bothers you in gta 5?  what about in every single rap song ever made?  or everyday usage?  I just dont get why black people call themselves that.  you dont see jews calling themselves k**es, or chinese people calling themselves c***** or gays calling themselves f***.  But maybe im missing something here.

How about you actually listen to rap songs first? Also Black People are not the same as your oddly made Gay/Chinese example. They don't call themselves N-ers, they use a COMPLETELY INTENTIONALLY MADE UP SPIN VERSION THAT WAS MADE WITH THE SOLE INTENTION TO PREVENT IT FROM OFFENDING THEM BACK IN THE DAY.
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#41 Thecongregation
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[QUOTE="Thecongregation"][QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

Let me explain something to you guys. I'm Black and am used to hearing it as well. However, I don't condone its usage and am a bit putoff whenever I hear it. As for GTA V, as a large portion of the Black population uses the word regularly, I think its inclusion in the game is acceptable because it creates a realistic portrayal, though it still bothers me a bit. 

BluRayHiDef

Do you get your outside of your house black information from BET? Because this is more offensive than what you are claiming in your thread.

 

I live in Brownsville, Brooklyn, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in NYC. My statement is based on experience.

In one area in one state.=Whole world.
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#42 sukraj
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Don't really care.

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#43 SuperNecro
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It was used so much that I was starting to think that they included Black people in the game just to have "the right" to use it. They say it so many times.
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It was used so much that I was starting to think that they included Black people in the game just to have "the right" to use it. They say it so many times. SuperNecro
The right? :lol: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
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N*gga it don't matter.siLVURcross
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[QUOTE="SuperNecro"]It was used so much that I was starting to think that they included Black people in the game just to have "the right" to use it. They say it so many times. clyde46
The right? :lol: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Level with me here. We have two people, one white and the other black. They each say the word in a crowded room. Who gets the horrified reaction? I don't like the word and I don't condone it's usage by anyone. However, there are some that seem to believe that is there word to use and get offended if someone outside of their race uses it. Do you disagree?
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#48 Gue1
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I don't feel anything because I'm not the one using it. I often use it on Fighting game chats of the FGC in TwitchTV though, because everybody there is like: nig this, nig that (even the guys streaming like Bum and Filipino Champ even though they are not black) and so I use it as to make a comment sound more ironic or funny. But outside of that is not part of my vocabulary.

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#49 danten81
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It's a videogame, and a satirical one at that. Look at Trevor(trailer trash), does that paint a bad picture of White Americans. That N-word is pathetic--just a bastardized version of negro which is spanish for "black". You anglos should get your own words.
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#50 deactivated-5d78760d7d740
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No.