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DONTNOD: Only Betting On Straight, White, Male Stereotypes Is "F**king Stupid"

Matt Gardner
Capcom, DONTNOD Entertainment, Protagonists, Remember Me, Stereotypes

DONTNOD: Only Betting On Straight, White, Male Stereotypes Is "F**king Stupid"

Jean-Maxime Moris, the creative director on Capcom's Remember Me, has slammed the prevalent use of the "straight, white, man" as a stereotypical central protagonist.

Speaking in a recent interview, Moris used the statement to highlight the differences that DONTNOD are striving for with Nilin - Remember Me's female, mixed-race, central character.

"How f**king stupid is this industry to only bet on those [straight, white, male] stereotypes?" he told CVG. "It's the only thing you give people, they get accustomed to it and don't want anything else. So yes, our character, Nilin, is mixed race, she is female, her sexual orientation is her private life, so I won't go there."

Moris also made the point that you don't need to bathe a game in gore to have "something that's kick ass", suggesting that you can have good action without the need for ultraviolence.

"[Nilin] runs around, climbs, leaps, kicks guys' asses, remixes their memories, only kills a few people - and does it all in a game with no blood. We made those choices to say: 'look you can have something that's kick ass, something that's powerful, and you don't need it to be ultraviolent'."

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Late  Nov. 5, 2012 at 16:50

To paraphrase:

We know how games are usually targeted at hormonal teenage boys who want to prove how manly they are, but we want no part of it - because sexism is bad, m'kay.
So our main character is female, lithe, wears tight clothes, and might be partial to a bit of girl on girl...

Yeah, I'm totally convinced by your marketing speak, Mr. Moris.

Kopite211  Nov. 5, 2012 at 20:42

What's stupid is swearing in a sound byte, it screams of desperately trying to drum up hype.

Kopite211  Nov. 5, 2012 at 20:43

What we need is more ambiguous fat chicks as lead characters.......

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