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Scarcity Of Non-White Characters in Video-Games

#1A3ON_FLUXPosted 6/10/2014 9:36:45 PM
Seriously what the f this is 2014 why does every game I play have the main character as a white male aged 20-40 is that what the big companies think is representitive of the global gaming community think of a game from EA or ubisoft in recent years that did not have a white male young character and no other options and if this game contained non-black characters they were probably stereotyped, this does not include games where you can make characters this has to be a game where the main character on the box art and featured in the game was either a strong good non-white male character even in games with female protagonists which is good for games they are always white woman is this just how videogames will always be will my children not be able to insert themselves into a strong female non-sexualised role or a black character who is not a walking meat head who is just the white mains sidekick.

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#2good_mangorushPosted 6/10/2014 9:47:09 PM(edited)
12/10 will read again.
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#3Blobs_Posted 6/10/2014 9:50:08 PM
brick/10 would brick again
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#4TheNazzaroPosted 6/10/2014 9:53:33 PM
White male plus stubble equals videogame.
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#5dragon504Posted 6/10/2014 9:56:42 PM
Don't like it, make your own game.
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#6BannedMomPosted 6/10/2014 9:59:48 PM
I think when it comes to females, a lot more people would buy a game where if a girl looks like Maria Sharpova than Serena Williams or Michelle Obama.
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#7_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 6/10/2014 9:59:51 PM
There are a lot of Gordon Freeman - like characters.

But I do not feel like every other game is like that. If I think of my favorite games from the past couple of years, there are hardly any white male protagonists.
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#8DisastersaurusPosted 6/10/2014 10:06:14 PM
In Triple A games yeah it's a problem, and it's not helping the industries. Budgets inflate while the demographic remains the same, and they wonder why more and more studios shut down?

Indie gaming is exploding, though, and in large part due to a lot more unconventional protagonists and more reasonable budgets. Transistor, for example, has a great female lead and has been extremely successful.
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#9LordOfLegaciesPosted 6/10/2014 10:59:00 PM
In Modern Warfare 2 you play as a guy named Ramirez.
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#10Majoras_pantsPosted 6/10/2014 11:01:56 PM
I didn't read but I agree if you said what I think you did. We need more non-white villains in video games.
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