Ban Gamers United from Change.org
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Recently, a user on Change.org, called Gamers United, created a petition to try and get Ubisoft (that's how you spell it by the way, Gamers United) to cancel the upcoming video game, Far Cry 5
While I will not add the link to the petition, in fear of further spreading their waste of a petition, I would like to draw attention to certain aspects of their petition:
"...It’s time to draw a line in the sand. We, the American gamers that make up the majority of your userbase, demand to you cancel this game, or alter it to be less offensive to your main player base. In these times, you must understand that there might be some violent repurcussions if you intend to follow through with your pointless criticism.
"...Follow one of more of these and this game will be saved from PC hell and multicultural development. We Americans have so few games to call our own, and we’re tired of losing them to multi-cultural bullshit."
In addition, they suggested the following changes to the game should Ubisoft (notice the spelling) continue to release it:
- Change the villains. It’s not so hard, really. Just change the villains to something more realistic. Islam is on the rise in America, as is the violence of inner city gangs. Are you scared to do so? In the words of Boltair – “To learn who rules you, simply find out who’s not being criticized.”
- Alter the villains. Even if you insist on making the villains American Christians, consider mixing the races a bit to not target white people exclusively. There are plenty of nationalists of every stripe and every race and creed. So throw in some blacks and Mexicans. There’s no reason a protectonist nationalist movement would all be one race? Why stop being Politicaly correct here?
- Alter the plot. It’s obvious that you continue to insist on using these characters. However with a few artistic tweaks you can save the concept entirely. Have the villains simply be misguided patriots forced into making their own nation vs. the will of an oppressive over-government, construed of all the people they turn their wrath against in their immediate surroundings. Their brutal physical and sexual violence towards their oppressors will then be explained as a reaction to harsh government policies and taxation, to show that both sides are wrong.
- Change the setting, but only for certain markets. Look, I get that anti-Americanism plays in France, and I’m not telling you to give up on potential profits due to complaints. Wouldn’t want to be thought as one of those hypocrite feminists, right? But for America, right now, Anti-Americanism is out. You gotta play your market. Change the setting to Canada for America. This way you don’t turn away potential players due to offensiveness. Just trying to help you make more money.
It is clear that these changes not only ruin what promises to be one of the most amazing pieces of storytelling that Ubisoft (pretty easy to write really) has created for us, true gamers, it also shows clear hate and disdain towards particular individuals and social groups who are considered 'unamerican'. This shown by saying Islam and inner city gangs should replace the villains in the game and that the game should be set in Canada instead of America if the current story line continues.
While some may argue this is free speech on their behalf, while this is true, can we allow hate speech to be in petitions of this sort, if this is allowed, what's to stop other individuals from adding hate speech into their petitions
I ask Change.org, please remove this user for his/her words or at the very least remove the said petition to prevent the spread of hate speech and negative attitudes towards decisions taken by game developers.
And to Ubisoft (too easy), if you are reading this, I wish you all the best for your future game releases and are eagerly awaiting playing Far Cry 5 next February,
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