Racist Gamers are Pissed Off with Watch Dogs 2’s Black Protagonist

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  1. Calliers

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    A few days ago Ubisoft released the reveal trailer for their upcoming game Watch Dogs 2. Watch Dogs 2 is an open world, action-adventure game set in San Francisco.

    The original Watch Dogs followed a white man named Aiden Pearce but Watch Dogs 2 will follow Marcus Holloway, a young black man who is originally from Oakland.

    In the hours after Ubisoft’s initial announcement, and over one million views on YouTube. Many expressed worries about whether the game’s graphics would be up to snuff, while others took down some of the narrative elements the game appeared to experience in common with the USA series Mr. Robot.

    In Steam, almost every single conversation about Watch_Dogs 2 was about Marcus’ race. In the now-closed thread titled “Shoehorned black character, why can’t we be Aiden?” Hundreds of disgruntled fans vented their frustrations about how “implausible” it would be for a black person to survive in San Francisco.
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    guess they were also mad as hell with GTA's black protagonist.
     
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    I mean, what's next, a black president?! :D
     
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    As a Black Canadian this hits home for me. Any time I hear of oppression or racism I feel a bad feeling deep in my stomach.

    Especially the situation with the cops in the States, just when you thought things had improved, they go and kill a black dude for selling loose cigarettes.
     
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    I used to have a friend who refused to play San Andreas when it was released because of the black protagonist. It still doesn't make any sense to me.
    There will always be racists in life. It's like the flu.
     
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    it shouldn't even say "Gamers" in the headline.
    should say 'idiots'. or 'dickheads'. or 'arsewipes'. the fact that it's a game they're bringing their brand of hatred to is ultimately completely immaterial.
     
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    I'm still waiting for more games in which a female primary Protagnist exists.... or at least the option.... and no i'm not a "feminist" that supports the bullshit of gamergate.... but i don't deny the fact that majority of the games still being released, specially triple A titles... tend to favor a male character with no option for female at all.
     
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    Unfortunately this is true. Also, there are not enough games that allow you to play as a gay muslim squirrel, but hey, you don't see gays or muslims or squirrels complaining do you?

    I kid, I kid, there definitely does need to be more games with girls as the main character.
     
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    Unless the game explicitly provides a person a need to pick a sexuality/race/faith/species.... those are entirely irrelevant.... For games.... such as lets say.. mass effect or Dragon age... where the sexuality of the character is something you can indeed choose quite easily.... that's covered..... faith however is still irrelevant for the most part since the games either tend to avoid it (for obvious reasons) and would essentially carry whatever faith you happen to have.... RACE... well that easy and has been available for quite a few games.... however in context of historical somewhat accurate games... it makes sense that being native american at king Henry's castle... as a knight... would probably be wholly inaccurate... not to mention if you were a panda bear as well.... that would be fucked up on so many levels.
     
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    Fucked up but so funny.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    that's what mods are for...
     
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    "Is that because I'm a panda?" (I recommend watching this! :D)
     
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    sadly that is only available to watch within the united states.
     
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    Sorry, I didn't know about the regional restrictions :( , I can see it in Serbia.
     
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    ZenMate for Google Chrome

    Boom! Problem solved ;D
    Region locking is just about as retarded as being pissed off at the skin colour of a non existent, fictional protagonist of a game
     
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    google chrome can suck a bag of dicks...

    i'm browserist
     

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