• mentalityljs - March 18, 2010 2:45 a.m.

    Every single streotype that's ever been placed has some truth behind it. It's a matter of how far you take it (and how much you mean it) that will determine weather or not you're using it in a racist manner. I believe every race can agree that there's at least one stereotype that they can brag about. Asian's are smart, african americans have huge cocks, the irish can fight, white people are "nice", mexican's are hard workers, etc. you get my point. But some of these games really did take it a bit too far. Not that generalizing is any better, but I think stereotypes would be less harmless if we generalized them a bit more, instead of having them be so personal.
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - March 18, 2010 2:30 a.m.

    @Cmccormick94 Good news: the author's Irish himself! And not the pretend kind, either!
  • NearNRiver - March 18, 2010 2:08 a.m.

    @Cmccormick94, It was funny, not offensive, and I might guess that maybe the editors of GR might have played these games and tried to write and article for our enjoyment. And in my excperance most off us are pretty casual about steryotypes of drinking and fighting, as so long as they arnt said by some selfrichios English arse. Up Kerry! Up Ireland! Happy Saint Patrick's, and good luck with your heads tomorrow morning.
  • Cmccormick94 - March 18, 2010 1:55 a.m.

    This article is probably more offensive to Irish people rather than the "offensive stereotypes" portrayed in these games. C'mon, quit being a whine ass and play the game
  • zombiehunter189 - March 18, 2010 1:46 a.m.

    Ha cuchulainn is my favorite esper
  • DryvBy - March 18, 2010 1:36 a.m.

    We can agree on one stereotype: humans are whiny idiots when it comes to anything. Especially jokes.
  • GrrSnort - March 18, 2010 1:29 a.m.

    What about Final Fantasy X's mis-use of the Caledbolg. That sword has an awesome history that I think they screwed up. Also, fuck dodging lightning hundreds of times.
  • linkganon - March 18, 2010 1:26 a.m.

    More relevant stereotypes of Irish include (drinkers (re. Who isn't?), Fighters ie, fighting irishman (re. not like you've never got into a fight before), cheaters (re. look at Iron Mike and tell me he's not a cheater especially during the infamous ear bite in 97)). my point, anybody can be those, it's not just irish, it's anybody, and it's not like all irish are like that, that's just how somebody depicted them, so like anybody else, we assume they all are like that. Never ASSUME because then you will make an ASS out of U and ME (taken from the movie, bad news bears).
  • ezmeech - March 18, 2010 1:10 a.m.

    maybe we should stop being so sensitive since pretty much no one in video games is accurate to real life
  • ezmeech - March 18, 2010 1:06 a.m.

    yeah, any time anyone is depicted in any entertainment its offensive. every one whose ever seen on any screen should be indistinguishable as any race, have no accent, and have no influences from any outside culture. i think its racist to depict every person as a white american instead of showing all the different kinds of people there are around us
  • Sebastian16 - March 18, 2010 12:07 a.m.

    Which means what? Stereotype of promiscuity? Thank God there are some of us without the taint.
  • michaelmcc827 - March 17, 2010 11:44 p.m.

    @robotechandnarutosucks yeah dickhead, practically everyone's irish
  • breener96 - March 17, 2010 11:39 p.m.

    They really brought the IRA into it? Jesus. To be fair, "flat caps" as you called them are pretty common over here and would've been even more common back in WWII. @robotechandnarutosucks: Thanks alot.
  • robotechandnarutosucks - March 17, 2010 11:29 p.m.

    Why don't jews eat pork? Because they don't like cannabalism. How many Jews can you fit in a Volkswagen Bug? You can fit 30. 4 on the seats and 26 in the Ashtray. What's the difference between a Pepperoni Pizza and a Jew? Pepperoni Pizza doesn't scream when you put it in the Oven. How do you start a Jewish Marathon? Roll a Penny down a Hill. How do you scare a Jew? Turn on the oven. Q. Why aren't there any Jewish mothers on parole boards? A. They'd never let anyone finish a sentence! Q. What is the difference between an Italian grandmother and a Jewish grandmother? A. One says, If you don't eat, I'll kill you, and the other says, If you don't eat, I'll kill myself.\n Q. Why is money green? A. Jews pick it before its ripe Q. How was the Grand Canyon formed? A. A long, long time ago, a Jew dropped a nickel down a gopher hole. Q. How was copper wire invented? A. Many years ago, two Jews found the same penny. Q. What's a jew's idea of Christmas? A. Parking meters on the roof. Q. What does the Jewish Santa Claus say? A. Ho! Ho! Ho! Anybody wanna buy some toys?\n What is the difference between a Jew and a canoe? Canoes tip What's the object of Jewish football? To get the quarter back What did the little German boy get for his birthday? Easy bake oven and a G.I Jew Who is the greatest Jewish cook ever? Hitler
  • michaelmcc827 - March 17, 2010 11:10 p.m.

    very interesting how subtle yet deliberate the green shirts are on the characters

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