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Interesting Article on Racial Stereotypes in Games

Filed under: General Gaming
Posted by Jeremy on August 12, 2004 12:04 PM
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The NY Times has an interesting article exploring racial depictions and stereotypes in video games. They mention such games as the upcoming, "GTA: San Andreas," "Def Jam Vendetta," and, "Notorious: Die to Drive," Ubisoft's entry into the "GTA" market due out in '05. What is consistantly missed in such explorations is that if you're under 17, you can't play many of the games in question. Also, video games are an art medium. Shall we remove, "To Kill a Mockingbird," and, "The Bluest Eye," from libraries? Nonetheless, a good read.

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