Why is always the main charachter(s) white?

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3 years ago#1
Now since 2 of 3 of the protoganists in gta v is white and the third one is mixed I started to wonder why almost every characther in gta is white? In gta 3, vice city, gta iv and in gta v they have all been white and the only game where it was a black guy (san andreas) he was pretty light skinned and had white blood. So why is every protaganist white?

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3 years ago#2
Because Rockstar says so. It's their decision to tell the stories how they want to, therefore it's also their decision to pick the main characters race, ethnicity, personality traits and whatever else. Simple really.
3 years ago#3
Whats the problem with that? i hope you're not pointing that R* is racist.
3 years ago#4
anyone else notice with all the other gta game before IV the only game we where able to swim was san andreas and vice city stories both being black. so i guest white people can't swim well.
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3 years ago#5
umm i hate to be the one pointing it out but the protagonists in most games are white



rockstar has actually been mixing it up alot more than most developers....btw would niko be considered white???
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3 years ago#6
behemoth056 posted...
anyone else notice with all the other gta game before IV the only game we where able to swim was san andreas and vice city stories both being black. so i guest white people can't swim well.


lol....only black people can use parachutes
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3 years ago#7
From: creep50 | #006
behemoth056 posted...
anyone else notice with all the other gta game before IV the only game we where able to swim was san andreas and vice city stories both being black. so i guest white people can't swim well.


lol....only black people can use parachutes

Luis is hispanic.
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3 years ago#8
Troll topic but I'll respond. The majority of people who play video games are white. Players want a character they can identify with. It's simple math.
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3 years ago#9
Well, according to the latest census: 72 percent of the American population is white. I'll think you'll find that GTA games from III - V have made only 64 percent of their protagonists white. So... yeah.
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3 years ago#10
Well, to be honest even as a black guy, I don't really care what my protagonist's ethnicity is as in truth once you step inside the fiction and move away from the basics (same ethnicity as respective player, possible similar life experiences/backgrounds (how often does this one even apply in video game fiction?) ) there's nothing else except the core story that's the same fantasy for all of us.

CJ being black and being raised in a poor/violent neighbourhood like myself didn't put me any closer to living the fantasy of jetpacking across the skies of LA with an M-16 while the National Guard raced to take me down any more than any white player from a nice neighbourhood would have found it relatable.
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