Posts tagged i mean
Posts tagged i mean
Bioshock Infinite and Racism - Part I
I wanna play this so bad
I don’t think I ever want to play this game. Especially with the first pic of what looks like a witch hunt and 2 black people about to be burned at the stake…
This left a bad taste in my mouth…I don’t want to play this shit.
Reblogging for BigBlackWolfe to see the racist fuckery in Bioshock Infinite.
Also, I’m seeing a whole lot of people calling individuals like myself who don’t want to buy this game for the blatant racism ‘stupid’
I have EVERY FUCKING RIGHT not to want to buy a goddamn video game because of this shit. EVERY RIGHT.
These same mothafuckers be on that ‘freedom of speech’ bullshit, but when POC use it to say “Nope, not here for this shit. It’s racist,” they want to shout us down.
I’ll spend my 70 dollars on something that is WORTH MY FUCKING TIME.
I GIVE NARY A FUCK ABOUT THE PRESHUZ STORYLINE
The racist imagery in this game was completely unnecessary and I bet they did it to be controversial on fucking purpose without any regard to how that would make people feel. Or with regard, but not for any concern more so than their own shits and giggles.
Like this game could have been just as good without the overblown racist imagery of Black people.
I mean I get they’re trying to show the whole “racism is bad look at this it’s bad” thing but come the fuck on, this is unnecessary
It wasn’t “unnecessary.” Racism isn’t something that needs to be explained subtly. The game is purposefully doing the opposite of what mass media today does: it’s not sugarcoating it. Columbia as a city is meant to represent the absolute worst of American history and American society, and that is exactly why it doesn’t hold back punches. A lot of our media likes to white wash history and dance around issues of racism in the very concepts of what it means to be American, but this game actually goes out of its way to show how unethical this ideology is.
The game actually does a great job of pointing out problems in our social foundations of racism, sexism, corporate capitalist abuse, religious zealotry. I often hear other P.O.C. on Tumblr complain that the media is skewed to avoid making American and white history in general look bad. If anything, people should play this game, because it doesn’t pretend like American society is perfect: it’s a game that takes the concepts that built this nation and pushes them to extreme to show how morally depraved they really are.
Columbia isn’t there for the player to like, and its citizens aren’t there for the player to want to emulate. It’s actually there as an example of exactly what is wrong with white colonialism, racism, xenophobia, white supremacist attitudes, etc.
This game is actually being attacked by white supremacists because they think it’s “anti-white,” since the game doesn’t pander. It’s brutal about its portrayal, but for a reason. A good reason.
Reblogging for those on my dash saying this game is racist in itself, because I really couldn’t find anything on the game being exactly that.
are people seriously calling this game racist because of this?
this seems so self aware and obviously CRITICAL of racism it hurts. first off, this game is set in 1912. There was a lot of racism in 1912. This game is representing shit that actually happened in history. if it’s making you uncomfortable, then GOOD. thats the POINT. you’re supposed to look at this and go “wow this is fucked up”. because this is stuff that happened (and still does on a smaller scale), and it’s fucked up!
but it sounds like these people are condemning this game and calling it racist because it includes racism. In a game that takes place in 1912. I’m pretty sure this game is not endorsing racism by any means, but simply INCLUDING it as a historical representation. Because it takes place in 1912. In other words, they aren’t pretending that this shit never happened. they aren’t being racist. they’re EXPOSING racism.
calling something like this racist and going “this isnt necessary, they shouldnt have done this” is ridiculous. and its honestly counterproductive! i mean sure, they could have not included it or subdued it, but that would have been one more piece of media that would have danced around this issue and turned a blind eye. you want history to stop being sugar coated and ignoring whitey’s vices? well from the look of these screenshots this game is attempting to do just that and you people are jumping at the developers’ necks for it.
blessed be based buyo
These are the same people that said Django Unchained was racist, aren’t they?
A delightful graph of word frequency in the lyrics of They Might Be Giants. “Wreck” is used in 6 songs, ~60 times as frequently as it appears in printed English.
this is neat, i notice the shins use the word potion pretty frequently, it bothers me.
(I just died because of David Tennant’s hair.)
Colin Baker just looks so…UMF.
They’re so cute…uh… David.
I was playing pokemon and I was wondering if anyone else ever picked up on Ash’s name. Oak, Elm, Birch, Rowan etc.
Is Ash supposed to be a professor too? CAN ASH READ? HAS ASH EVER EVEN GONE TO SCHOOL?
Doctor Who: The Movie
Eight, you have too many seals of Rassilon in your TARDIS. Just saying.
Rassilon’s a dick.
Not his fault, well except that HE choose Rassilon to be his interior designer.