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#1

Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:05 AM

getting portrayed as gangsters in video games. Not sure why we can't have a self respecting black person who upholds the law or at least has a sense of moral dignity as a main character. Why are they all CJ's and Franklins?

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:26 AM

Watch TV and Movies instead. You cannot have a Mayor, Department Leader, or Senior Officer without it being a person of a suppressed race.
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:32 AM

getting portrayed as gangsters in video games. Not sure why we can't have a self respecting black person who upholds the law or at least has a sense of moral dignity as a main character. Why are they all CJ's and Franklins?

This is just a guess, I might be wrong here, but I'm thinking it might be difficult having an upstanding, law-abiding citizen as a lead character in a game centered around hard crime.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:34 AM

This seems more fitting for the gaming forum.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:34 AM

getting portrayed as gangsters in video games. Not sure why we can't have a self respecting black person who upholds the law or at least has a sense of moral dignity as a main character. Why are they all CJ's and Franklins?

It's not like it's the only ethnicity... GTA is a perfect example. Latinos, Whites, Blacks, Asians... 

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:56 AM Edited by Palikari, 25 June 2014 - 04:57 AM.

I'm tired of of crybabies who call everything "racist" and their phony grievance mongering.

GTA IV featured a Jewish mafia, and Johnny Kebitz and Brucie Kibbutz are Jews. Would it be normal to complain for that and say that GTA IV was an anti-Semitic game? No! Then why do you complain for this?

The GTA saga portrays all races equally, so there's no reason to complain at all.
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 05:11 AM

I'm tired of of crybabies who call everything "racist" and their phony grievance mongering.

GTA IV featured a Jewish mafia, and Johnny Kebitz and Brucie Kibbutz are Jews. Would it be normal to complain for that and say that GTA IV was an anti-Semitic game? No! Then why do you complain for this?

The GTA saga portrays all races equally, so there's no reason to complain at all.

 

He means in general games/movies and representations, which is somewhat fair.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 05:20 AM

Whom else would you have as a black protagonist in a game called Grand Theft Auto?

 

Steve Urkel?

 

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"Sick his balls, Chop" .. yeah just doesn't fit.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:29 AM

You could always make a black character in The Sims. He could have a nice steady job, a family, and pay his bills on time (:
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:18 AM Edited by W2B, 25 June 2014 - 07:59 AM.

You must not have played GTA VCS if you think that all black characters are gangsters etc. Out of all the protags in the entire GTA series, Vic Vance is the one with the most dignity. He's not a gangster, he hates crime (even though he still commits it), he despises drugs, he cares for everyone around him etc, but at the same time he's still a tough guy. One of the best protags in the series imo.

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Also, play Urban Chaos... She's a cop, she's black.
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:33 AM Edited by Daz, 25 June 2014 - 07:37 AM.

lol TLC.

 

I thought someone bumped an old topic from 10 years ago.

 

But sure. The whole Franklin and Lamar thing is played out to f*ckery. I don't care if they were real friends interacting like that. It just validates all that in the eyes of stupid kids, and then we will never be away from that culture.

 

Is saying "Nigga'" all the time supposed to be funny? Because I got sick of it straight the f*ck away.

 

I also had hopes for the Franklin character to have been a smarter, stronger silent type, that for sure was meant to be at least 30, and not portrayed as some kid who doesn't know f*ck all. I was expecting someone who had left all that behind and had got to a level above that kind of culture, which could have played into the story, but nope. Just a straight up busta.

 

But this is not the V section, I can say I hate the story all I like but it won't change anyone's mind.

 

The same happened with the gang related characters in Watch Dogs.

 

It really gets f*cking old. It also brings out the type of fans that I f*cking cant stand.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:42 AM

I can agree with you, OP, but then again characters from GTA games probably aren't the best examples to use to prove your point.

 

Also, the title made me think this thread was going in a VERY different direction.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:45 AM

I was actually kind of shocked by the depiction of the exclusively black gang in Watch Dogs. 

 

Ubisoft are walking a very dangerous line at the moment, I really hope their depictions of minorities, their failures at gender inclusion and their overall disgusting greedy business model bites them on the arse soon. They're in danger of becoming the next EA.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:50 AM

What was so bad about it? Was it fairly done or did it seem bad taste?

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:58 AM

I love the way you worded the title. You should work for IGN.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:00 PM

Best title ever,i was confused at first

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:15 PM

News at 6: Video games playing on stereotypes, but OP is only complaining about the portrayal of black people


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 03:13 PM

I was actually kind of shocked by the depiction of the exclusively black gang in Watch Dogs. 

 

Ubisoft are walking a very dangerous line at the moment, I really hope their depictions of minorities, their failures at gender inclusion and their overall disgusting greedy business model bites them on the arse soon. They're in danger of becoming the next EA.

...because there's no exclusively black gangs in the world?


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:23 PM

What about the squad leader from Bad Company? He wasn't a criminal.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:39 PM

Well, almost every white person from the south in movies, tv and video games is portrayed as a elitist meth addict redneck. But I take no offense to that being a white feller from the south. Don't take sh*t like this personally, you'll be better off.
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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:36 AM

games are stereotypical, not realistic.

 

you're complaining about society, not video games.

you want black men to stop being portrayed as committing all the crime?

 

then go and talk to your local news TV station about which crimes they choose to report on and which ones they choose to ignore.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 01:12 AM

I'm tired of of crybabies who call everything "racist" and their phony grievance mongering.

GTA IV featured a Jewish mafia, and Johnny Kebitz and Brucie Kibbutz are Jews. Would it be normal to complain for that and say that GTA IV was an anti-Semitic game? No! Then why do you complain for this?

The GTA saga portrays all races equally, so there's no reason to complain at all.

 

+100. Well said dude.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 01:27 PM

Im black and idgaf. As long as i get my 60 bucks worth of gameplay, i could careless of if the people were purple.
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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:26 AM

 

I was actually kind of shocked by the depiction of the exclusively black gang in Watch Dogs. 

 

Ubisoft are walking a very dangerous line at the moment, I really hope their depictions of minorities, their failures at gender inclusion and their overall disgusting greedy business model bites them on the arse soon. They're in danger of becoming the next EA.

...because there's no exclusively black gangs in the world?

 

No, because they were portrayed as crack-head thugs with zero brains. 


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM

 

No, because they were portrayed as crack-head thugs with zero brains. 

 

 

No more or less than any other group in the game. In fact, they were probably better off, because Iraq was one smart dude. More so than anyone else who Aiden butted heads with for more than a brief moment.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:49 AM

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 12:52 PM

As was this dude here

 

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:00 PM

Well, you'll love this guy haha...

 

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:06 AM

My favorite is Shinobu Jacobs.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:03 PM

a sense of moral dignity as a main character. Why are they all CJ's and Franklins?

CJ had plenty of moral diginty. More than any other GTA Protag. He was trying to stop the crack epidemic that was ruinning the lives of everyone who used it. All while being a pawn to the corrupt LSPD, which he managed to take down. His storyline was filled with many selfless acts. You may not like the way he went about solving these social issues within the community but that comes down to "does the end justify the means?" which would get us a bit off topic.

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