Friday, March 27, 2015

Rust-y Zipper-Heads: Race in the PC Game Rust

Rust is a survival video game of the massively multiplayer online variety. As part of a recent upgrade, Rust introduced race as a characteristic of the player avatar. However, the players do not have the ability to choose their race, they are stuck with whatever race their character is randomly assigned. Quoting this article:

Facepunch founder Garry Newman said it’s “just like in real life, you are who you are – you can’t change your skin colour or your face.”

Uh, Garry - have you heard of Michael Jackson?

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The change has angered some Rust players who want the freedom to change how they look in game. Not everyone, though. One player couldn’t be happier with his blue pubes.

Just like in real life! Continuing to quote...

Newman admits "there’s still work to be done, so consider this just the boilerplate of an idea for now. It’s quite pleasing to see different races working together in game, and makes you realise how arbitrary race is.”

Is this guy a retard or something? Race is arbitrary? Garry - you do realize that race / skin color is not assigned randomly at birth?


  1. I can't wait for women who cheat on their husbands with men of other races to start using that line.
    "Look honey, race is randomly assigned at birth. Just because the kid came out black doesn't mean I have been fucking niggers. He is your kid."

    1. Ha! Case in point ...