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Valve on Racism Accusations

Destructoid has some hands-on Left 4 Dead 2 impressions in advance of a full preview based on a trip to Valve. They also have a reaction from Left 4 Dead writer Chet Faliszek to a recent editorial accusing L4D2 of racism. Here's part: "Utter insanity," says Faliszek. "There are mixed races of zombies, there are all different races of zombies that you shoot, and since we placed it in New Orleans, that makes it racist? I honestly re-read the paragraph about five times ... but when two of the characters in your game are African-American, it's a weird thing to be accused of. We're like, 'how does this work?'"

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34. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 09:53 Ronin
 
Louis.

Rochelle and Coach.

And this person is complaining about shooting black zombies. What is wrong with this world? A zombie is a zombie! I'm as white as they come, and I routinely play as Louis...why? Because he's a system's analyst, likes going to the gun range, and prefers gothy brunettes...I relate to that more than any of the other characters.

You know what, screw it. I'm going to complain to Valve that there were entirely too many pasty-ass (really, were the hospital gowns necessary?) white folk in the first game.

This comment was edited on Jul 31, 2009, 09:56.
 
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