Another day, another SJW complaining about something and screaming racism. This time around it’s Lucia Taylor of “New Normative,” a so-called “progressing gaming” site. I’m not going to link to the article directly, but you can find it from here.
It’s the kind of piece we can do a breakdown of though, kinda like the one we did here in regards to how sexist Super Mario Run apparently was. So let’s get straight to it then.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is coming out this month. That struck me as sort of weird, given that February is Black History Month, and Deliverance has failed utterly to include any people of color (PoC) in their white man power fantasy game.
It is indeed Black History Month in places like the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. I don’t believe its Black History Month in the Czech Republic where Warhorse Studios is, but shame on them for not considering delicate American (Canadian? I don’t know what she is) snowflakes feelings.
It’s sad that we’re only two sentences into this and this person has already used “PoC” and dissed the game as being a “white man power fantasy.”
For those who don’t know, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a hardcore RPG grounded in realism releasing on Tuesday. The game takes place in the Kingdom of Bohemia in the early 15th century, set during the historically accurate Hussite Wars (a civil war).
You won’t find any historians who would argue there was any sizable African presence in Bohemia in the 15th century, so the notion that a studio looking to tell a story of their own country’s history “utterly failed to include” any black people is completely laughable given the historic context.
I know this is hard for many white SJW’s and feminists who think white folks (Europeans) have no culture, but medieval Europe wasn’t a “diverse” (in the modern non-white meaning anyway, Europe was actually very diverse) utopia.
I like how she links to some “simple research” and it’s nothing but some article talking about Germans including blacks in their art and a “black diaspora in Germany” book. Of course the author couldn’t find any simple research detailing all the black knights running around Bohemia in the 1400’s.
Surely the head developer at Warhorse Studios would never have done something as skeezy as responding to valid criticisms with xenophobic tweets!
She didn’t link to any of these tweets, or even images of deleted tweets, so I can only assume this is some made up SJW thing.
She goes on to post pictures giving character advice to the developers of what a black knight, scholar, or merchant could like.
If medieval Europeans were so comfortable with depictions of PoC in their art, does that mean that PoC were a part of everyday life in the middle ages? Unfortunately, we don’t have strong evidence one way or the other. The fact is, we don’t have much evidence about any aspects of day-to-day in the middle ages.
It’s okay, you can say it. Medieval Europe was overwhelmingly made up of white Europeans. And the way she words this just screams “if we only had evidence medieval France was filled with black people, we could totally assume the same would be so for Bohemia.” It would be like saying, “because there were white people in Egypt, the Congo must’ve been filled with them too.” It’s absurd.
Warhorse and their rabid fanboys refuse to recognize that their assumption of “white until proven otherwise” is indeed an assumption.
Hey moron, it isn’t an assumption that white countries were filled with white people. It’s a fact. Until relatively recently, the majority of European nations where overwhelmingly white. Just as Africa was and is overwhelmingly black, and Asia is overwhelmingly Asian.
It’s a rather sweeping one at that, but it’s become privileged as centuries of white historians have nodded along.
Of course. It’s just white privilege to think that European countries were statistically almost entirely white.
Ultimately, Warhorse is going to stick to its racist guns, as are their fans.
You have to love that a group of developers in the Czech Republic make a historically accurate, realistic RPG set in their own land’s history, and some know it all white feminist in America (or Canada, or where-ever) screams racist at them for not having black characters in the game.
The true irony here though is that a non-racist person would play this game and never even think of race. There’s not a bunch of black gamers getting upset over a historically accurate Bohemian game being all white, it’s white liberals crying about it because to them everything (white) has to be racist and “multi-culturally diverse.”
This person would say nothing a game set in Africa that told the story of some 15th century African war and featured only black characters. She’d probably praise it as being a “diverse” game, and if it were a Triple A game it’d probably be game of the year on that basis alone.
The issue of representation in gaming won’t be solved by dialogues or articles on the internet.
Of course not, but they won’t stop your kind from whining and crying about everything that doesn’t cater to your incredibly ridiculous world view.
But I promised a solution.
Oh no, I bet I know what this is going to be.
A decent start though is to avoid buying games like Deliverance altogether.
I knew it! An SJW calling for a boycott, aren’t we all surprised? It must be current day (which is Rusev Day, just so you all know).
Even better, you can spend your money supporting games developed by PoC.
Hey, this I support. Well in theory. It’d have to be a good game of course; I’m not an idiot that’ll buy a game just because it was developed by non-whites. People who want to be represented in any form of media should take it upon themselves to be the creator of that content and tell the stories they know. Tell the stories of their culture.
Gary is Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Vortainment. He’s usually posting news and reviews, and doing all the back end stuff as well. He likes to play video games, watch movies, wrestling and college football (Roll Tide Roll).