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Name: Jermaine aka Kryptinite (yes I know it's spelled incorrectly)
Location: Orlando/Deltona, FL
Occupation: the internets and gaming.

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this rant is long so forgive me
Also, I promise to try and keep future post fun a game oriented
and I didn't proofread...sorry
nor am I today

As many of you may know, Kryptinite is a black dude. If you didn't know, consider yourself informed. I'm a black dude living in America which makes me an American. Not an African-American but an American. SURPRISE BITCHES!

I really really dislike racism. I think that goes without saying for most of us here but I wanted to make that crystal clear. Racism is a standard or way of our parents and we should let it die with them. This will quite possibly be the last time I talk about race so enjoy it while it last.

A little background on myself: I was born in North Carolina. Being that my father was in the military, I moved all over the fucking place. I lived in England, Michigan, Montana, and Florida where I currently reside. Race has never been a major issue with me because I really don't understand it nor do I give it my attention. Kind of like how I don't understand people who think it's morally wrong to date or befriend someone outside of their own race. As a child, I grew up playing videogames, running around the woods, and getting in trouble like any child does. Sure, I encountered racism in my life (I'm looking at you Xbox Live); but I don't give it my attention. Giving a problem attention only prolongs that problem.

I have a very low tolerance for ignorant people. The type of people who find racism in everything:

"Why is the puck black? Why are there a large majority of white people hitting this puck with sticks? Hockey is racist against blacks."

"Why does white equate to "good" and black equate to "evil" Crayola is racist against blacks."

I could go on, but what I'm trying to say is this: If you are looking and searching for racial themes, anything is possible and you'll find it. I'm here today, boys and girls, to end this cycle of retardation. With Resident Evil 5 being brought back to the light because of its choice of venue, I want to talk about my thoughts on the trailer, as a black dude.

that's scary

When I first saw the trailer, I had the first immediate thought that any gamer had: "This game looks amazing!". But being a black dude and knowing how the insane part of my people think I knew this would be trouble. ( and don't get it twisted, each race has its set of insane people) Jesse Jackson (douche number 1) and Al Sharpton (douche number 2) are going to have a field day with this footage. It's d-bags like these two who give the perception that black people are whinny bitches who scream about equality, while attempting to get stupid shit like "affirmative action" passed. I've worked very hard for everything I have in life and for people to think otherwise infuriates me. I can't stand these two jerkoffs and in my eyes they are doing more harm than good. And it's not just them, it's everyone who thinks in the same manner as they do. I think in today's day and age we have achieved equality and it's up to everyone to just let the stupid shit die and move on. Personally, if someone turned into a zombie before my eyes and I had a gun, I would light them up in the same manner and run for safety. Zombies are fucking scary, no matter the color of their skin. I don't know how many of us it's going to take to say this but I'm saying it again: IT'S A GAME, IT'S A GAME, IT'S A GAME!!! Get over it.

random note: I need to beat this game

The bigger issue we as gamers are facing has nothing to do with racism, violence, or sexual tones. It does, however, have to do with the fact that our choice in entertainment is not mainstream nor is it viewed in the same light as literature and films. Until that happens, we will continue to be under fire for our choice in entertainment and we will have to keep justifying it for the foreseeable future. Videogames are entertainment and should be treated as such. There has been no comprehensive studies that back some people's facts, that videogames alter the way the brain interacts with the world in a negative way. Every form of entertainment has gone through a phase like this, it just sucks for us that we are the ones that have to pave the road for the future gamers.

So many words can be poured into this post but I really want to play Lost Odyssey today before I go see my girlfriend so I leave you with this: Let the politicians, parents, and overall ignorant people of the world squabble amongst themselves while we enjoy OUR form of entertainment. Oh and I won't be playing RE5 because I'm a pussy.


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