Edit: I'll give a couple of examples so people will get my point.
Mortal Kombat - Out of all the game franchises I would never ever expect to hear anything about racism or race related in MK, a game about fantasy martial arts with ridiculous bloody gore content, wants us to care about Jax going back in time from stopping the trans atlantic slave trade from happening which is good and all but what does this has to do with MK as in the fighting tournament? Is that really the first thing Jax, one of the few Black guys and oldest and most iconic MK characters could come up with? Just cause he's Black? Nobody questioned his racial background before so why the focus on his race now after what, almost 30 years of MK's existence?
Resident Evil 5 - Perhaps the earliest modern controversies surrounding modern PC culture accusing mainstream games of racism. I remember the early trailers would have Chris going solo through Africa shooting Black zombies, which is a series first both in Africa and with hordes of zombies of people of color. I am of mixed heritage myself and I thought it was pretty cool, but after some backlash for some reason Capcom decided to add more white, or middle eastern looking zombies to the game and also made the game multiplayer/coop with another Black character called Sheva which still turned out to be a fun game but it's not the RE game we were hoping for after RE4.
Battlefield 5 - Changing history, because games about military war need more diversity.
Japanese games with echi/hentai games getting censored by Sony and Nintendo - Fire Emblem, Senran Kagura, some more obscure japanese games... Just why? You never get to see actual intercourse and it's clearly rated for a certain audience. Games are not just for kids anymore and the double standard over here in the west is incredible, hyper violence and murder is OK but showing a nipple is not? Some people seriously need to get their assess checked.
OP: It's no longer a secret that PC culture has influenced the entertainment industry. Not just terrible movies like the new Star Wars trilogy nor Marvel comics but videogames as well, especially the western gaming industry, and i think that this is awful.
Videogames are meant to be fun and full of creativity NOT political based on current day social politics. But nowadays we just can't have fun anymore unless it pleases American social politics or else you and your games are sexist, anti-semetic, racist, homophobes, flat earth believers and some reviewers might give games bad scores if it goes against their political biases, like what happened with GTA V, and even Japanese games getting censored by Sony.
it's stupid! I don't need games like Mortal Kombat 11 to tell me that Donald Trump is evil, that scantally dressed women is sexist or that racism is bad = white people are bad, Jax goes back in time to stop slavery from happening. I don't need Sony or Nintendo to censor Japanese games just because Western politics can't handle semi nude FICTIONAL women that are really just pixels, or that Doom spokesperson constantly referencing real live politics in Doom Eternal it's cringeworthy and stupid.
Some will say, "mehh it's just a funny reference to real life events and you're just overreacting LOL! get of of your mancave ya baby!" But really, this is just how it starts. The funny thing is, if you're a public figure and openly criticise any of this, you'll get harrassed online or called a racist and be shut down for having an opinion. If you'd ask me, things are only going to get worse for videogames and the entertainment industry as a whole. The next thing is you'll be put in jail for having an opinion on a videogame! Welcome to the 1st world!Last edited by Snoorlax - on 30 March 2020