The only people still making those “jokes” at this point are pulling their mask down a little bit more than they should.
Well, you see, if we want to get all into other people's true and honest beliefs, haha, I've never had an issue with race or gender in my life. Not interacting with, working with, or befriending people of any kind of background, the sole criteria being they bring something unique/benefecial/challenging/otherwise worthwhile to my life. I'm not gonna say I don't see color or anything trite like that, but it's always been the content of a person's character above all else to me. I prefer a genuine asshole to a charming liar.
But that post was more a reflection of my thoughts about "The Message," and it's increasingly forced inclusion (ha) in basically everything. There's a difference between a serious, reflective piece of art or media and One that's just overtly violent, pessimistic, and subversive because Sony needed an award bait game. Yes, it's fucking Shakespeare compared to most other efforts in gaming, but the point will always remain: it's a fucking game. When Druckman said a game doesn't need to make you feel good, fair. When he said a game doesn't need to be fun, he flew in the face of the key principle of basically every one of my favorite devs, mostly from the Nintendo pool.
But yeah, I'll grab my cross and kerosene or whatever you think, hahaha