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Castle Crashers is racist, claims strange interpretation (Xbox game)
Joystiq.com ^ | James Ransom-Wiley

Posted on 10/20/2006 9:07:15 PM PDT by minus_273

GameTrailers recently received an alarming phone message referencing a Castle Crashers clip that the site had posted during PAX 06. A babbling voice was insisting that The Behemoth's upcoming Xbox Live Arcade title was racist, depicting "brown and black characters" being slaughtered by "pure-white characters." It sounds absurd -- it is absurd. But for someone who seems so obviously removed from mainstream gaming culture and the intentions of The Behemoth, could Castle Crashers be rationally interpreted as racist?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: California
KEYWORDS: humor; racism; videogames; xbox
I dont know whats funnier. A person thinking a cartoony game is "the most racist system" or the comments and "analysis" on the page. In any case, enjoy the laugh. I certainly did.

next time you have a red character killing a blue one in a video game, it RACISM!! they are different colors. Remember Italian mario stomps on brown goombas! racism! :D

1 posted on 10/20/2006 9:07:16 PM PDT by minus_273
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How can you be surprised, in a culture that embraces Multiculturalism and relativism that this would become an issue.

These people are certifiably insane. The need to affirm the obviously false assumptions underlying most acceptable thought will be the undoing of much of this kind of dogma. Hopefully in time to save Western Civilization.
2 posted on 10/20/2006 9:23:30 PM PDT by outdriving (Diversity is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.)
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My only complaint about today's Video Games is the lack of elegance and challenge. Today's games are EASY compared to games I grew up with from the 'Golden Age of Arcade Games'. I would like to see the teenagers these days score at least 20,000 on Galaxian. That was a tough game. Asteroids, was a little less difficult, but nevertheless, more elegant and challenging than most of the crap being played these days. There are countless other examples. Back in those days, these games were designed to 'take' your quarters, while still remaining very playable and fun and were very effective at it. However, most people could find at least one they liked and stick with it long enough to play it for extended periods of time. I might exclude some modern strategy games. I do like Civilization 3, it is a much improved version of Risk. Many of the titles available these days have thuggish and/or pornographic themes and content. There are very few games I enjoy in the awesome 3-D eye candy environments, because that is all the games have going for them, visual appeal. It's like Special Effects in movies, at one time they were cool, but eventually they replaced good script-writing and competent acting. Just my opinion. It could be at 35, I am getting too old.


3 posted on 10/20/2006 10:30:30 PM PDT by lmr (The answers to life don't involve complex solutions.)
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