'Dirty Chinese Restaurant' game blasted as racist Markham developer defends mobile g


spaminator
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'Dirty Chinese Restaurant' game blasted as racist
Markham developer defends mobile game as satire
Paola Loriggio, THE CANADIAN PRESS
First posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 09:51 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 04:27 PM EDT
A Toronto-area company’s coming video game called “Dirty Chinese Restaurant” is being denounced as racist, but the business says its product is meant as satire.
Big-O-Tree Games says the game — in which players chase cats and dogs with a cleaver, scavenge for ingredients and dodge immigration officials — “in no way is meant to be an accurate representation of Chinese culture.”
The company says the game is coming out soon for Apple and Android devices but it has yet to announce a release date.
A New York congresswoman this week urged all platforms not to carry the game or any other that “glorifies in hurting any community.”
In a Facebook post on Monday, New York Rep. Grace Meng says the game “uses every negative and demeaning stereotype that I have ever come across as a Chinese American.”
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne also condemned the game on Twitter on Thursday, saying such racism has no place in Ontario.
Big-O-Tree has issued two trailers for the game, which show the protagonist, Wong Fu, dumpster diving, evading tax collectors and sabotaging competitors.
The videos begin with the company’s logo and the tagline, “Because being politically correct is so...boring.”
The company defended the game in a statement posted on its website.
“It has come to our attention that our small, independent game, ’Dirty Chinese Restaurant,’ has upset some people due to its content,” it said.
“Our game is mainly satire and comedy influenced by the classic politically incorrect shows we grew up watching, such as: ’South Park,’ ’All in the Family,’ ’Sanford & Son,’ ’Family Guy,’ ’Simpsons,’ and ’Chappelle’s Show.’ We also listen to Jay-Z.”
Watch an interview with the developers (WARNING: Graphic language)
The company describes itself as a small independent game studio “making games no one thought possible” and says it strives “to create entertainment that we all want to experience which is fun, addictive, and hilarious.”
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Johnnny
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I wonder if the stupid Mongols destroy any shitty walls?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by avro12 View Post

Mongolian food is awesome.

Nobody cooks a pony better.
 
MHz
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I was sort of hoping the graphic in the new games would be in stunning 3D immersion igloo type rec room where you and 6 friends all run the same character.
The provided screenshot would be something a person with a cataract might choose as it should appear to be 'in focus'.

Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Nobody cooks a pony better.

That would a horse used to run down the food, taxidermy for the horse and erected as a statue or some kids version of 'a teddy bear'.

Hate to ask what you do with the old people who claim they aren't dead yet.
 
spaminator
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Video game deemed racist won’t be released, company says
THE CANADIAN PRESS
First posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:40 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:43 PM EDT
TORONTO — The Toronto-area developer of a video game denounced as racist says the product will not released as planned.
The game, called “Dirty Chinese Restaurant,” features players chasing cats and dogs with a cleaver, scavenging for ingredients and dodging immigration officials.
Big-O-Tree Games of Markham, Ont., initially defended the game as satire and said last month that it would be released soon for Apple and Android devices.
But the company posted a message on its Facebook page Thursday saying the game would not be released after “careful consideration and taking the time to listen to the publics opinion.”
The company also offered a “sincere and formal apology” to the Chinese community and said the game was not created “with an intentional interest of inflicting harm or malice against Chinese culture.”
Critics of the game included New York congresswoman Grace Meng, who said the game “uses every negative and demeaning stereotype” she has encountered as a Chinese American. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne also condemned the game, saying such racism has no place in Ontario.
In its statement Thursday, Big-O-Tree Games said it will begin removing all marketing about the game from its social media accounts.
The company, which described itself as a small independent game studio, initially described the game as “mainly satire and comedy influenced by the classic politically incorrect shows we grew up watching, such as: ’South Park,’ ’All in the Family,’ ’Sanford & Son,’ ’Family Guy,’ ’Simpsons,’ and ’Chappelle’s Show.’ We also listen to Jay-Z.”
Video game deemed racist won
 

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