Racism in Video Games

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  1. Dr. Dilznick

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    Not so much nowadays, but who remembers during the 8-bit/16-bit era when there was hardcore hate up those games? I remember DJ Boy had some fat, black, barefoot Aunt Jemima boss at the end of level one and some of those Famicom games sneaked past the sensors and had characters that looked like straight Sambos.
     
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    I've never played a game in my life
    but I'm so glad they scrutinize these
    games now, more than in the past.

    Are they age-rated, Nick? (Hope it's
    ok to abbreviate your name, though
    I do remember you real name is not
    Nick.) :smile:
     
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    No. Famicom = Nintendo Family Computer.
     
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    Thanks, Dilz. :smile:
     
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    Perhaps this is why my mother wouldn't let me play video games at home. When we encountered arcade games, I was only allowed to play the PacMan games, and whatever that game was where you had to keep growing the snake. Today, I'm still known for making snakes grow. But I've never seen any overtly racist games. I dunno. Maybe Super Mario Bros., but our Italian plumber was just like that. He was always rescuing princesses and faling into warp holes. This is the Bronx.

    Bronxy is quite sleep deprived today.
     
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    were going down, down in an earlier round,
    sugar were going down swinging
    i'll be your number 1 with the bullet
    a loaded god complex, cock it and pull it

    x
     
  7. D_Elijah_MorganWood

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    The last game I played was The Legend Of Zelda: The Ocarina Of Time and Super Mario before that. I guess Mario was stereotypical; a bumbling little Italian fellow.
     
  8. D_Humper E Bogart

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    I'm interested in how many people dash games which have black characters as the lead doing violent roles...then the Godfather game comes out and I'm allowed to beat the shit out of women, and the police don't even come!

    At least GTA had 'morals'.
     
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