So, the main protagonist of the freshly announced Watch Dogs 2 is black. Big whoop, right? It’s not as common to see a black protagonist as it is a generic angry white man out to avenge a dead family member, but it’s far from unheard of, right?
CJ in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, James Heller in Prototype 2, Lee Everett from The Walking Dead, there are plenty of good examples, many of which have been able to appear without a huge outcry.
But of course, we now live in a world where “SJWs” are being blamed for anything even slightly deviating from the ubiquitous and the abundant. So it is that the appearance of a black protagonist in both Mafia III and Watch Dogs 2 have made some people upset. Some really miserable, perpetually offended people.
Edgy conspiracy theorists are mad because every one videogame out of hundreds has a black lead. It’s an overused word, but sometimes it’s apt – entitled is most certainly the perfect descriptor for them.