Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Border Patrol Game

The patently offensive Border Patrol Game has been getting a lot of play on local news broadcasts this week, but it also got some thoughtful analysis (followed by a barrage of vitriolic comments) on Water Cooler Games. This first-person shooter features three "Mexican" caricatures: a "Mexican nationalist," a "drug smuggler," and a "breeder." You must first fire on the "breeder," who is pregnant with two children in tow, and splatter her into Flash-animated gore, in order to take aim at the "drug smuggler" or the "Mexican nationalist" who appear. I played the game September 12th-style, without firing, and discovered that the woman slows down and gets closer and closer to your screen, if you don't pull the trigger.

The websites of Neo-Nazi and White Power ideologues are showcasing several such racist videogames, which include a homophobic French-language third-person shooter. There are also inverse role-playing games that don't involve adopting the id of a white authority figure like a hunter or immigration agent. These games encourage racist players to take the stereotype-confirming position of the racial Other, be it suicide bomber or gangland drive-by shooter.

For those who want to follow this regrettable story further, an article in Wired provides details about other racist games.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great game. My high score is 71. Pretty good example of what needs to be done along the southern U.S. border.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find leftists more offensive than this stupid game.

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a fucked up game wat did us mexicans do to yall that we deserve to be shot? fuck you to whomever came up wit yhis game

6:47 PM  

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