Niche Gamer-cast Episode 51 – Is It Racist?

chappelle's show 09-07-15-1

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Is it racist? We tackle the subject of censorship yet again, and whether or not a recently re-discovered game is truly racist, and where the cultural boundaries lie.

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  • Dr.wonderful

    Hey Guys.

    Now let’s start with the obvious: That game, with the slave tetris. Is it Racist? Well, now, since it based on records that actually happen, no. Because that shit actually happen. Now if you wanted to make it racist, you could I don’t know, add a jungle remix of tetris theme or if you want to get snazzy, Smooth Jazz and have the characters as 1920s buck-tooth caricatures with over-inflated lips, slow speech patterns, slothful behaviors and always ready to sing and dance.

    Right now, All I see is probably a game dress up as a history lesson. Which is alright, I suppose.

    Also,

    >WIldstar is going F2P

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH Screw You NCSOFT for shutting down City of Heroes. You had a good thing going and ya blew it.

  • Dr.wonderful

    Also on MGSV that Blue Door?

    Legitimately made me leave Motherbase for two days. I only went back because I missed my soldiers,

  • Kudan

    Nice to hear people who see trough the bullshit of the mentioned persons and sites, will keep listening guys, good job.

  • Karo

    While the use of slave Tetris wasn’t racist, it sure as hell was an odd way conveying the history lesson. As for the Wildstar news, let me quote a great man; “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA”

  • djluke_1993

    Holy shit! 110 gigs of data update for ESO? Holy Fuck! R.I.P my life and shitty Australian Internet…..

  • Mr0303

    I think European gaming scene is becoming more and more PC similar to the US, especially in the UK. Eastern European countries on the other hand have a bit of a natural immunity to SJW crap because they are familiar with all the USSR propaganda happening for 50 years.

    There is nothing remotely offensive in that game. The problem SJWs have is that it references a “problematic” period of history, where nobody was a protected class. In the same vein they put trigger warnings in history classes. This is similar to the historical erasure that one organisation attempted – I believe it was called Ingsoc.

  • Kirill Steshin

    Guys – please clean up audio tracks with noise removal. PLEASE. PLEASE!!!!!! It takes 2 min to do so. And than normalize, and after – get noise removal again. And, please, make a separate audio-track, ’cause I’m assuming you are using skype recorder.
    Gooosh, those SJW…. Why? Who care if there’s a bomb in there. So what? It a plot tool, and it IS making a point.

  • Yeah I run it through a normalizer, a volume leveler, and then a normalizer, and then the special mastering thing… IDK we do it over ventrilo and sometimes it sounds awful x_x