XCOM Or, An Old White Man Is Concerned





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4 Responses to XCOM Or, An Old White Man Is Concerned

  1. Dr. Shen is, given his name and the voice actor who plays him (François Chau), probably not white.

    • kunzelman says:

      I’m sorry, but I visually see him as white, and I thought that his accent sounded German the entire time. I’m not sure if it is a problem with me or with the game, but the fact that I can make the mistake says some interesting things about the racial politics of the game.

      • Brian Peters says:

        I think it it says FAR more about you and your assumptions. In order to ensure that no on could “make the mistake” they’d have to resort to making him very stereotypical, and would then be ripped apart for that.

        • Daniel says:

          I saw him as “racially white” as well with a tanned skin (no German accent though, at all, not even once). To me, the name “Shen” was an artifact in the same way the female scientist was clearly no German but someone behind the scenes tried hard to make her one.

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