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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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36. Re: Valve on Racism Jul 31, 2009, 17:10 kookaveetsa
 
@ idiots that always use the race card.

Read my sig, it's quoted by what was a brilliant man.
Beatnik

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35. Re: Valve on Racism Jul 31, 2009, 16:55 space captain
 
YAY! equality in the hizzouse  
Go forth, and kill!
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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.

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33. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 09:30 space captain
 
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32. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 09:15 Exe
 
I'm racist... I have an absolute hatred of space aliens...  
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31. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 08:46 BobBob
 
Anyone who denies being a racist is lying. Anyone who believes in the concept of race is an idiot.  
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30. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 08:36 Verno
 
The Taco Bell dog is racist heads up guys.  
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29. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 08:32 Acleacius
 
Valve is racist, all the headcrabs are honkys!  
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.That is easy.All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.It works the same way in any country.
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28. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 08:26 Verno
 
It's absolutely racist but no one cares because no one really wants to play L4D2 anyways. Episode 3 please, stop developing IP no one wants in the first place. We don't need three L4D's, one was plenty. TIA Valve.  
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27. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 07:17 InBlack
 
Here we go again, why is it that is it only the blacks who start to cry and scream rascism. They are not happy until this world is completely black, but by then they would of nuked each other cos one isnt as black as the other.


The comment above is a perfect example of what Im talking about...
 
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26. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 31, 2009, 07:08 HellSlayer
 
Come on..I am Italian and I see my people made fun of all the time. We need to get over 300 years ago and move on.  
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25. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 06:54 The PC Warrior
 
Come on though guys, everything I've seen in the game videos so far featuring the black characters is one black cliche after another. Sure it's funny and I've seen plenty of "black" movies where they play up their own cultural stereotypes as well but it's not totally out of left field. I was just waiting for one of them to say "WHERE DA FRIED CHICKEN AT?" when I watched one of the videos a few weeks ago.

It's probably a little racist in terms of playing up stereotypes but I doubt it's malicious.
 
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24. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 05:46 Jackplug
 
Here we go again, why is it that is it only the blacks who start to cry and scream rascism. They are not happy until this world is completely black, but by then they would of nuked each other cos one isnt as black as the other.

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23. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 04:09 InBlack
 
I dont think its very productive to bring up the issue of race in video games, some of the comments on this thread are a testament to what happens when you do that. I guess it simple human prejudice and stupidity....  
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22. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 03:36 Reactor
 
Can we classify 'stupid people' as a race so I can become racist and hate them?

LOL
 
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21. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 02:24 DangerDog
 
Not a problem, last I checked Asians were plenty in Crysis

funny thing, Crytek changed the evil Asian enemy soldiers from Chinese to North Koreans.

You can still see some of the Chinese assets left over in the content files.

Killing North Koreans is politically correct enough I guess.
 
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20. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 01:19 BobBob
 
Can we classify 'stupid people' as a race so I can become racist and hate them?  
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19. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 00:52 Bet
 
Not a problem, last I checked Asians were plenty in Crysis

People called racism on that, too!
 
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18. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 00:28 Exe
 
Not a problem, last I checked Asians were plenty in Crysis  
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17. Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 00:18 PoopieMoopie
 
at least black people are featured at all in a game (as a player AND as an infected)....what about latinos and asians? they're rarely featured in FPS games. we (i'm asian) demand the same treatment.  
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