Tag: racism

Four RE5 Articles at Crispy Gamer

I’d like to highlight four articles related to Resident Evil 5 that I read recently at Crispy Gamer. The first is an interview with Resident Evil 5‘s Director, Jun Takeuchi, in which the interviewers discussed the cultural and racial issues raised by the game’s content and asked Takeuchi what his goals were for the game. The second is a really excellent follow-up to the…

N’Gai Croal’s RE5 Follow-Up

Last week, N’Gai Croal was on 1UP’s Listen UP podcast on 20th March, and during part of the podcast he discussed race, racism, and Resident Evil 5 with the other guests. A transcript of this part of the podcast was posted over on the Iris Gaming Network. Below are some quotes from N’Gai Croal. N’Gai Croal (emphasis mine): I interviewed Takeguchi,…

VideoGamer.com Cover-Up: “Leading Expert on Racism” No Longer

Wesley Yin-Poole of VideoGamer.com interviewed Glenn Bowman, Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent, about Resident Evil 5 and its racist content. Yin-Poole called Bowman “one of the UK’s leading experts on racism”. In one of my previous posts, I suggested that Bowman may not be the most qualified academic to consult because none of his specialties include research on race issues or racism, based upon…

“Expert” Consulted on RE5 Racism Issue: Not an Expert on Race After All

UPDATE: There is an update to this story here. Recently, VideoGamer.com interviewed an “expert” to ask him whether the imagery in Resident Evil 5 was racist. The academic expert they consulted was Glenn Bowman, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Kent. Bowman said that Resident Evil 5 is not racist in that interview. Bowman even went so…