Thursday, April 03, 2008

Blaxploitation, On The DS?

Blaxploitation, define by Wikipedia as a film genre that stereotyped black people, presenting them as drug dealers and pimps. This kind of stereotype is also common place in video games, and it was just a matter of time before it arrived on the kid-friendly Nintendo DS.

For instance, take a look at Hommie Rollerz for the Nintendo DS. As a piece of shovelware racing game, its quite underwhelming and there's no particular reason to purchase it. However, there's the stereotypical potrayal of black, latino, and even white characters.

I wouldn't say this game will set a dangerous precedence to childred (like they are going to play it anyway), but I bet more games are to follow.