Watch Dogs 2 And The Steam Users Who Hate Black People

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.

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Let’s take a “fun” trip to the Steam forums and see what users are saying.

MentholFox, in a thread titled “Shoehorned black character why can’t we be Aiden?” had this pearl of wisdom to throw at us.

Why Marcus and not Aiden, I don’t want to play as an affirmative action MC… Look at the demographics of San Fran it would be more plausible if I played as a homo or an asian than some random black dude. Considering they make up 6% of the population in SanFran fam

While of course there are plenty of people who argued against this pathetic outburst, some posters merrily joined in, such as Fly_Fucking_Low.exe, whose username reflects their approach to comedy.

Black people don’t know how to use technology, this story is already ♥♥♥♥ and doesn’t make any sense.

And of course, we couldn’t have a discussion about anything without someone throwing the word “cuck” around. Mysterion provides the obligatory misappropriation.

EMBRACE DIVERSITY, PREPARE YOUR CUCKSHED

Oh and here’s Skexer, who needs to be told something – if you’re worried that what you’re saying is going to make people call you a racist… you’re probably being racist.

It’s radiating the gaming industry and it doesn’t feel all to great, Rise of the Tomb Raider apparently changed Lara’s model because she looked too ‘sexy’, Mafia 3 just had to be about a black guy rising up against the Italian Mafia and most likely the racial bigotry.

It may be sublte propaganda, I just hope it doesn’t infest the plot too much. Don’t complain too much, or we’ll be called racists.

The thread goes on for 45 pages and it devolves into trolling and people being as offensive as they possibly can to “trigger” people. The final post before it got locked came from the everso charmingly named Dangerous Faggot.

Oh, I’m sure you have proof for that analysis? It’s actually the dindus who are the most racist towards white people, because they have an inferiority complex. Their race is the least developed despite being the oldest. They know that, which is why they commit so much crimes.

Black people in the USA are 13% of the population, but commit 54% of all homicides.
Source is FBI

On the frontpage we have a thread titled “Politically Corect Game?” and we can all appreciate the irony in Nefarious’ inability to spell “correct” correctly. Here’s what they had to say…

Why is the protagonist black in the latest games? Mafia 3 being an example but not only?

Death to political correctness and death to SJW.\

Erretter adds what I’m sure they believe is excellent observational humor to the discussion.

Ubisoft is genius! The game is about a person running around, causin chaos, is hated by everyone, is shooting People in the face without warning.

HELL! OF COURSE HE HAD TO BE BLACK!

Hazardous Duke set up another thread to air their grievances. In a post titled “Why do all the new games coming out have either Women or Black male leads?” our intrepid hero laments just how oppressed they are!

I reiterate the title of this post. Honestly this is getting ridiculous. Look at battlefield 1 now watch dogs and basically any other Ubisoft game that’s coming out.

♥♥♥♥ing SJW’s.

Here’s Coolsiideri presenting a classic argument that Status Quo Warriors love to trot out, where any diverse character exists just for the sake of political correctness. It’s an argument designed for someone who wants to believe they’ve won a debate but doesn’t want to put in any work to actually argue.

And of course they talk about hurt feelings too. From what I’ve seen, the most easily hurt and upset people are the angry white guys who flip out when they so much as see a black person or woman in a game.

You shouldn’t have minorities in a game just to represent minorities. You’re supposed to make a video game with good characters and stellar gameplay, not fill out some arbitary SJW checklist so that no ones feelings get hurt.

In the thread “Protagonist beeing black” FU Bloody, as well as making me think about bees, starts off their argument with literally the best disclaimer.

Im gonna start of by saying im not a Racist

Do we really need a black Main character. just as much as a female protagonist?
what’s your thoughs about this?

like more realistically the story should be about a big fat white guy who never leaves his chair or an Asian….

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And gfytfyt throws in their own little conspiracy theory to keep things spicy.

Because alot of cuckcompanies want to show how ‘right on’ they are by representing some stupid minority of a demographic that doesn’t represent the majority of their player base. Alot of it is propaganda, plain and simple. America..meh you can get away with it, but as i pointed above, demograhically, it doesn’t make sense. But europe is a big nono. It’s white. Pure and simple.

There’s a lot more in the forums, and it’s all pretty astounding stuff.

Of course, there’s no telling how much of it is trolling or poor attempts at comedy and how much of it is genuine, but given the Donald Trump avatars and the fact I’ve seen similar sentiments from many genuinely awful human beings, it barely matters because the difference is miniscule.

That the appearance of one black protagonist out of so many games causes this much uproar – even if half of it’s an attempt at a joke – is just kind of pitiful.

As always, the prevailing emotion I draw from these reactions is fear. This is the lashing out of scared boys who subscribe to the zero sum game and believe anybody else getting some representation is a direct removal of their own. The changing world is terrifying for them.

As I noted, there are plenty of Steam posters doing their best to argue against it and not be the dickheaded edgelords, but god damn is that a lot of dickheaded edgelords milling around.

The sheer avarice required to be so angry when a tiny handful of games don’t 100% cater to you and your background is on a level I don’t think I could ever conceive.

Still, there’s comfort in knowing that, as time goes on, it’s only going to get worse for them.

You can’t really stop this ball rolling, folks, and if you’re so sensitive and hurt over this, you’ll be in tears later down the line.

Themoonlightwolf1
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Themoonlightwolf1

Feels like the desperate last gasps of a dying age, terrified of change they lash out like wounded animals, failing to realize the fight was over a long time ago and all they’re doing is wasting the last of their energy flailing at air.

And for the not so hyperbolic, SQWs needs to be a thing.

Oskulock
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Oskulock

It’s alright when Rockstar does it, but when Ubishit does it it’s just because they want to push a racial sjw bullshit agenda.

Well i mean, according to everyone in /pol/ at least.

Ameno Sagiri
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Ameno Sagiri

“You shouldn’t have minorities in a game just to represent minorities. You’re supposed to make a video game with good characters and stellar gameplay, not fill out some arbitary SJW checklist so that no ones feelings get hurt.”

This might be one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read. It’s the lead role in a game we don’t know everything about. The black character is far from some random background colored character that’s “just there to fill a checklist”.

TheCaardvark
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I mean… I’m pretty European… And as a place, we’re definitley not pure white… There’ve been POC in Europe since before the middle ages, it’s only fair they get to show up in games. Plus isn’t the game set in San Fransisco? Isn’t that pretty far from Europe?

Xanco Gaming
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Xanco Gaming

Fucking Christ all shitting mighty… I’m glad some people have so much free time to bitch about anything that’s even in the slightest little thing – this isn’t even ‘progressive’… No doubt the same people who moan about this are the first ones to decry “CENSORSHUP” whilst demanding people change their games.

Fuckin’ SJWs innit?

I… I don’t even know…

bobthepetferret
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bobthepetferret

Aren’t these kinds of people the same people who usually rant about “respecting the creator’s vision” whenever someone criticises a thing they approve of?

Nel_Annette
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Nel_Annette

I just want a good game that improves on the original the way AC2 did to AC1, It looks fun. Though maybe it’s just because San Francisco/”anywhere in California” has always appealed to me. XD If anything, hate the characters because they kind of look like trendy hipster hackers, not because of whatever color they are. And even that’s barely anything to get upset over.

dubost
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dubost

I don’t get why this is even an issue nowadays… Like you said, it’s not even an unusual thing to have a black protagonist in videogames. It happens, not as often as it should, but it does – videogames aren’t Hollywood, at least. Why do these people suddenly became ‘angry’ with this? What is going on with the world that suddenly embraced this whole anti-anti-racism motto?

Njål Henrik Sand
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Njål Henrik Sand

I just hope the game is good and that the characters are well made.

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop

Oh, I’m sure you have proof for that analysis? It’s actually the dindus who are the most racist towards white people

He says, using a racist dog-whistle.

Carlos
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Carlos

Like, do certain gamers not want any diversity in their games then just angry white dude who lost his family?

Richard Cadman
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Richard Cadman

SQWs. Did Jim coin that or have I just missed that term milling around. Cos I love it.

Luris
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Luris

Europe? White? Maybe in Sweden, but any former colonial power and/or latin country have a sizable part of “non-Caucasian” in their populations.

Brendon Love
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Brendon Love

Sometimes it’s fun to imagine what an ‘anti-sjw’ version of Public Enemy’s Fight the Power would sound like. Because clearly these people are a put upon group that ‘the man’ likes to keep down with their somehow enforced diversity and acceptance.

Or maybe they’re just pillocks.

Nah, can’t be that.

David
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Why do we broadcast these trolls opinions as if it matters? You want trolls… give them a platform.

Unless you believe the VAST majority of gamers or people or whatever agree with these trolls, there’s little reason to give them the mic. Report and move on.

ChaoticPesme
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ChaoticPesme

God, can’t we just not care together that Watch Dogs 2 is a thing ?

Bronek Reder
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Bronek Reder

These users remind me of Larfleeze. Anyway, to avoid this problem they could always just have a character creator.

Pete
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Pete

I am curious about the demographic of these *furious* people. Are they mostly Americans? Since they seems to be the majority to spout off this kind of rhetoric.

PowerSerg
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Wow these people are utterly pathetic. Further proof that the game industry has pandering to straight white men so hard that they now some how feel like anything that isn’t white is an attack on them. Like how the fuck do they think people of another race feel playing nearly EVERY OTHER VIDEO GAME (developed in the west)? Like yo, it’s one game, one game you most likely would have shit on before it came out no matter what so why don’t you shut up? Like these are the people who think Japanese game protags are some how white that… Read more »
StarTsurugi
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StarTsurugi

I can’t believe this is even an issue…
And I bet these guys loved GTA San Andreas.

Jake Gale
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Jake Gale

So I played GTA San Andreas back in the day and played GTA 5 when it came out as well. I think CJ and Franklin Clinton are 2 of my favorite characters that I have played in games. Who gives a shit what race the person is. As long as they aren’t all broody and unrelatable and depressing I really don’t care.

Astralfury
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Astralfury

I am just horrified that someone in the world wanted more of Aiden.

Vaughan MacDonald
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Vaughan MacDonald

….. Woooooow.

Lewis Cowen
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Lewis Cowen

‘cuckcompanies’? Wow, really missed the oppurtunity for ‘cuckpanies’.
People like this annoy me.

H.P. Lovelock
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H.P. Lovelock

Thank god for you Jim. Thank god for you!

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