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Old 12-01-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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Political correctness in DI

Look at what Bill Maher says at 2:16. Its the same with DI.
We have these two dumbfuck guys one of them being an alcoholic and one of them being a criminal. Both of them failing in their life even though they had luck to become famous in the first place.
On the other hand we have these tough girls coming from hard discrimating circumstances but through hard work they could reach their goals. Both being the tough emancipated type. Even though from my experience the majority of women is more of the whiny bitchy type.
Are the characters crafted by some community college social studies lesbians?
After the first trailer I really thought they would put more work into creating believeable characters.
Also we don't always need the standard setting 1 white guy lead character/1 black character (mostly urban gangsta rapper type)/1 woman (tough emancipated type) / random spot (insert Nerd/Asian/Old guy/Redneck/2. female here)
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:22 PM   #2
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I thought the same exact thing during my playthrough of this game. With Sam B, it's the worst. He is a black man, who never knew his father because he was locked up, was raised by his grandma, is an aspiring rapper, and suffers from anger problems. Stereotype much?
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I thought the same exact thing during my playthrough of this game. With Sam B, it's the worst. He is a black man, who never knew his father because he was locked up, was raised by his grandma, is an aspiring rapper, and suffers from anger problems. Stereotype much?
You forgot the fact that he's from N'awlins!
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Honestly I want more English from the Asian lady
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:53 PM   #5
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I'd prefer more upskirts.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:24 AM   #6
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:39 AM   #7
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I only like being the white guy, the rest annoy me. But more than anything Jin fills me with so much hate that I'm glad she gets killed at the end!
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:07 AM   #8
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who cares about the stereotypes... you get to kill zombies. I wouldn't have given two shits if the main protagonists were all match stick people from match stick land. As long as they can A) grab a weapon b) swing said weapon and c) engage in zombie slaying antics then I am as happy as a pig in sh*t.

Actually, I did let out a rather long "oh phuleaaaase" when Sam B popped up.
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I thought the same exact thing during my playthrough of this game. With Sam B, it's the worst. He is a black man, who never knew his father because he was locked up, was raised by his grandma, is an aspiring rapper, and suffers from anger problems. Stereotype much?
So you are saying there has never been a black person who never knew his/her father, raised by grandmother, a rapper/gangster/rapper wannabe/gangster wannabe, and suffer from anger management.

I can assure you that there were and are people throughout the history of mankind that this criteria matched them. I'm not saying every black person is like this, but to deny the fact that there ARE people like this is idiotic.

Take hispanics for example. Not EVERY single one of them have a wife and children at home, and are trying to look for work, and eat mainly rice and beans, but there ARE hispanics that have that lifestyle.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:02 PM   #10
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I only like being the white guy, the rest annoy me. But more than anything Jin fills me with so much hate that I'm glad she gets killed at the end!
Eh. I didn't really like that characters background. But he was good w/ melee weapons + have 45% chance receiving an upgraded weapon. So I chose him. Went w/ Purna on my 2nd.
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The characters were so mundane and uninteresting, they bored me. The only character I enjoyed and wanted to see more of was the insane woman needing her teddy bear.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:35 PM   #12
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So you are saying there has never been a black person who never knew his/her father, raised by grandmother, a rapper/gangster/rapper wannabe/gangster wannabe, and suffer from anger management.

I can assure you that there were and are people throughout the history of mankind that this criteria matched them. I'm not saying every black person is like this, but to deny the fact that there ARE people like this is idiotic.

Take hispanics for example. Not EVERY single one of them have a wife and children at home, and are trying to look for work, and eat mainly rice and beans, but there ARE hispanics that have that lifestyle.
Your point is valid; but what the original poster is reflecting upon is this generic character development model found in movies and gaming. That type of character is old and outdated.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:50 AM   #13
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Your point is valid; but what the original poster is reflecting upon is this generic character development model found in movies and gaming. That type of character is old and outdated.
Ninja'd. The quoted response only further supports the OT's point, a stereotype by definition is a generalization of a person or persons based on generally accepted traits, be they authentic or otherwise.

So to say "yes there are black people who are angry/rapper/tough guys" only supports the OT's thoughts that this character build is stereotypical and generic at best.
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