Senior HTF Member
- Feb 27, 2001
I was just reading MS's Japanese XBox Live announcement and they get Phantasy Star Online as their pack in title, we get Re-Volt.....Them PSO, us Re-Volt.....just doesn't seem fair does it.
I know no harm was meant by the use of 'Japs' as for many years it has seen common use in the videogame world.Yep. Since the beginning of my infatuation with videogames you come across this harmless term, in trade mags, etc., but alas, it is a sign of the times in which we live. People clamoring to get offended where there was no offense meant (For crying out loud, it's Kelley's post and you know he's not like that!) - It forces us all to walk on egg shells. And the sphincters become tighter...
"Offense is found in the intent."
BTW, Dan, I don't mind if you call me a Yank instead of the full 'Yankee.'
Since the beginning of my infatuation with videogames you come across this harmless termI for one don't find this term harmless. Despite the fact that people seem to bandy it about with little thought it is still a racial slur and is therefore going to be offensive to some people. Would it really be so hard for people to type Japanese or even Jpn as an abbreviation?
Would it really be so hard for people to type Japanese or even Jpn as an abbreviation?I've been guilty of using 'Jap import' etc in the past, but changed after a thread like this featuring a few messages from Asian based gamers. I since use JPN or Japanese as much as I can.