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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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 30, 2009, 19:53
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 30, 2009, 19:53
Jul 30, 2009, 19:53
 
Well, the writer of the stupid article got what he/she wanted...attention and hits. We all line the pockets of these toads.
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 30, 2009, 19:55
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 30, 2009, 19:55
Jul 30, 2009, 19:55
 
good fucking christ, this hypersensitivity over race and other supposed special interest "offenses" needs to stop.

I've been keeping an eye on various forum comments on different newspapers regarding the Gates case and whats clear is theres a white backlash starting to make itself known. Its exactly this kind of nitpicking garbage looking for racism where it doesn't exist that is holding back any kind of meaningful advancement of race relations in this country.

People like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson shoulder some of the blame but the worst offenders are the media and minority and/or ultra leftist bloggers who know quite well that hot-button topics like this will drive traffic to their site (Resident Evil 5 anyone?).

Half the time I'll avoid these kind of stories because I know it'll drive my blood pressure thru the roof..... Furious2
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 30, 2009, 20:35
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 30, 2009, 20:35
Jul 30, 2009, 20:35
 
I absolutely refuse to read the article. I'm not giving these muck-raking assholes the satisfaction or the attention they obviously crave. I'm am patently sick of the incessant made-up racist accusations that get thrown around every five frickin' minutes.

Excuse my French, but grow the fuck up people.
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 30, 2009, 20:52
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Jul 30, 2009, 20:52
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Things like this tempt me to actually become a racist.
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 30, 2009, 21:06
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 30, 2009, 21:06
Jul 30, 2009, 21:06
 
They're right, it's racist! Valve had better remove all the black people from their games!

Just ridiculous.
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 30, 2009, 21:09
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 30, 2009, 21:09
Jul 30, 2009, 21:09
 
One of the things I hate about the internet is the ability for people with absurd viewpoints to gain a huge amount of attention. I mean, games aren't allowed to be set in New Orleans or Africa, or mention the American Civil War? It's okay to shoot white people but not black people? That does more to damage race relations than the fucking Klu Klux Klan, and they went around hanging black people. And I hate that games aren't allowed to depict modern wars like Iraq - the fuss caused recently over that was obscene, especially when film makers are free to do as they please.
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 30, 2009, 21:14
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 30, 2009, 21:14
Jul 30, 2009, 21:14
 
Meh, racism seems to be the buzz word this week. Don't take it personally Valve, everyone is trigger happy right now.
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 30, 2009, 21:23
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 30, 2009, 21:23
Jul 30, 2009, 21:23
 Kxmode
 
shhh....

two words..

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human. race.

OH SNAP!
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 30, 2009, 22:12
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 30, 2009, 22:12
Jul 30, 2009, 22:12
 
Oh. My. God.

HAHAHA!! People are fucking STUPID!


ps - I didn't bother to read the fucking article. Too dipshit-y for me, sorry.

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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 30, 2009, 22:14
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 30, 2009, 22:14
Jul 30, 2009, 22:14
 Kxmode
 
People that cry racism when there's none is like the boy who cried wolf. I'm sure you know how that ends.
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 30, 2009, 22:14
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 30, 2009, 22:14
Jul 30, 2009, 22:14
 
Why do so many black people still act like they're our slaves and it's time for a revolution? You guys are among peers now, for fucksake! Chill the fuck down! Hell I think the white people are being discriminated more than the black these days anyway.

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Re: Evening Consolidation
Jul 30, 2009, 22:27
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Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 30, 2009, 22:27
Jul 30, 2009, 22:27
 
Ok if there were no black zombies they would be racist too:)
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 30, 2009, 22:39
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 30, 2009, 22:39
Jul 30, 2009, 22:39
 Kxmode
 
Why do so many black people still act like they're our slaves and it's time for a revolution?

The culture encourages it. Listen to the music, watch the comedy, watch the television. It's a fermented mental soufflé glazed in a delusional sauce.
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Jul 30, 2009, 23:02
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Jul 31, 2009, 00:08
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Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 31, 2009, 00:08
Jul 31, 2009, 00:08
 
Ok if there were no black zombies they would be racist too:)

They prefer the term "African American Infection Challenged Citizens" tyvm...

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Jul 31, 2009, 00:09
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 00:09
Jul 31, 2009, 00:09
 
If these idiots get their way all zombies/people/tangos in games will be green and unisex. Seriously it's getting a bit retarded this week. If so many people weren't so fucking insecure... well, maybe we all could... just get along.
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 31, 2009, 00:18
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 00:18
Jul 31, 2009, 00:18
 
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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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 31, 2009, 00:28
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Jul 31, 2009, 00:28
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Not a problem, last I checked Asians were plenty in Crysis
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 31, 2009, 00:52
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Jul 31, 2009, 00:52
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Not a problem, last I checked Asians were plenty in Crysis

People called racism on that, too!
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations
Jul 31, 2009, 01:19
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Re: Valve on Racism Accusations Jul 31, 2009, 01:19
Jul 31, 2009, 01:19
 
Can we classify 'stupid people' as a race so I can become racist and hate them?
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