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Oh my god! I should play BL2 again, i don't know what i stopped for whatever reason. I recall hearing something like that but i don't remember the exact line. I can totally imagine her saying that though

edit: does she even say that? Maybe it's the accent i say it in that reminds me more of that char.

I honestly had to stop playing the game several times while tiny Tina talked because I was so busy laughing while she talked and I would die miserably from not paying attention lol
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Tiny Tina was one of the huge reasons as to why I love BL2....

I would be pissed if they changed her!
    
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Apparently trying to talk like an African American is racist now. What next?
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*sniff* *sniff* you smell that? that is the smell of complete and utter crap!
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This is honestly how people talk now. Particularly teenage girls

Source: I'm in High School atm
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There is no bigger racist than the one who gets offended by a videogame character because of her accent.
   
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tiny tina is the best part of BL2, shawty I got those bedonka donk hoes. They go BOOM BOOM!

haven't been keeping up but this.... Tiny Tina's Dialog is by FAR the most comical part of the game, the sheer ridiculousness of it is the selling point
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Anyone who thinks that the Tiny Tina is a racist stereotype is in fact being racist. Such a person probably percieves urban ebonics as stupid, and is attributing that style of speach to a certain race: most likely black people. Too bad the character is white, and in the real world, a lot of different people of different races speak that way.
Edited by kbCorruption - 2/6/13 at 4:23am
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Racism isn't all about being outright racist just as sexism isn't solely women in bikinis.
Perpetuating negative stereotypes in a derogatory or noncritical fashion is racism, this however as far as I understand isn't.
I'm not surpirsed at all that some people claim it to be racism, But again it isn't
However the game industry is rife with racism, it's the excuse that lead us to a decade of First Person shoot Arabs. Some might contest that it's a reflection of the world we live in, but what about Zombies? no you create an enemy based on the percieved value of it's life. You won't see a First Person Shoot modern day white supremacist soon.
Again not racism and just silly to call it out when the rest of the gaming industry is busy with it.
 
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Never minding the fact that this is not racist at all....

I never really understood all these controversies about racism, sexims, what have you. They're always about a single character/object/etc. in a game acting/being presented in a way that's apparently offending towards a certain group of people.

But.... it's a game... fiction... I would understand if a whole game was trying to drive some underlying idea but complaining about a single character in a game is nuts. You should be able to make a racist character to drive a story forwards, you should be able to make a sexist character to drive a story forwards etc. Fictional characters who aren't tip toeing around every controversial topic are everywhere in the media. movies, comics, books, etc. But yet it's the games where people seem to have issues even if a fictional character is being racist, violent, sexist and so on.

For example I was reading the escapist forums (a bad idea btw if you don't like people being outraged for even the smallest possibility of sexism) and some people were complaining that skyrim had a quest in it where a character in a game asked you to basically shame a woman because she had had multiple 'partners'. Now for some reason people thought a character like that shouldn't exist in the game, which is nuts considering the setting of the game and the fact that there was no idea being driven there, it was just a fictional character acting in a certain way.

There's nothing wrong with having some controversial stuff in games and people should stop screaming sexism or any sort of -ism whenever they see something they don't like. Fictional works come in all forms, styles and subjects for a reason. Don't like it - don't buy it.
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