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Oct 25 2011, 9:57am Anchor

1. Most current movie badguys are either terrorists or some (American) supercorporation that makes people suffer for profit, not Russian.
2. The Russian accent sounds kind of harsh, so they make good movie villains. (I love how it sounds, by the way.)
3. Even when the bad guy is a Russian,  they're mostly not affiliated with the Russian government. They're mercenaries, criminals, maffia etc.
4. Anyone who takes movies seriously and thinks all Russians are assholes is in the same league as thinking that all muslims are terrorists.

TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Oct 25 2011, 12:26pm Anchor
SireStefan wrote:1. Most current movie badguys are either terrorists or some (American) supercorporation that makes people suffer for profit, not Russian.
2. The Russian accent sounds kind of harsh, so they make good movie villains. (I love how it sounds, by the way.)
3. Even when the bad guy is a Russian,  they're mostly not affiliated with the Russian government. They're mercenaries, criminals, maffia etc.
4. Anyone who takes movies seriously and thinks all Russians are assholes is in the same league as thinking that all muslims are terrorists.

Aside from adding that some supercorporations are British or British mixed with American, I have to agree here.

Oct 26 2011, 8:38am Anchor

Simple,they are not Russians,they are terrorists in disguise!

Oct 30 2011, 6:05pm Anchor

Simply because of Cold War propaganda.

Oct 30 2011, 8:37pm Anchor

Because developers love having cliched enemies.

Oct 30 2011, 9:50pm Anchor

I have friends from all over the world including Russia, and the only assholes are Americans (I'm American btw). I do know that another reason they do it is because the Russian government is corrupt, so it would sounds likely if they hired merc's to do their dirty work, but I don't think that happens, but who knows I'm not a spy.

Oct 30 2011, 10:08pm Anchor

Because stereotypes are easy to use; most game devs are 1)japanese, 2)canadian, or 3)american, and americans propagate cold war propaganda; russian accents are awesome; and also, any russian devs that might nullify this or counter it don't because of the established sterotype and warez sites would take any chance of profit from them.

TheUnabridgedGamer
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Nov 1 2011, 8:58pm Anchor
Icedecknight wrote:I have friends from all over the world including Russia, and the only assholes are Americans (I'm American btw). I do know that another reason they do it is because the Russian government is corrupt, so it would sounds likely if they hired merc's to do their dirty work, but I don't think that happens, but who knows I'm not a spy.

Amen!

Nov 1 2011, 10:40pm Anchor

Anyone ever seen a Canadian antagonist?

Nov 2 2011, 10:04am Anchor
ajle9550 wrote:Because developers love having cliched enemies.


Yup they make th best bad guys EVER :D in a good way.

TheUnabridgedGamer
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Nov 2 2011, 4:10pm Anchor
arieas wrote:Anyone ever seen a Canadian antagonist?

Coincidentally, I actually have always wanted to make one.

Although there was one, in the "Honey I Shrunk The Kids" TV series. A deranged mountee that threatened the free world, if I remember correctly.

Nov 2 2011, 11:10pm Anchor

Well I am American and i always see China as a Threat. Russia Can also be a threat with their hackers >_>

Nov 3 2011, 12:44am Anchor

Russia has lost its edge when compared to China. Russia is cutting down military funding cause they are doing 'military restructuring' aka avoiding bankruptcy,
while China is starting to make aircraft carriers and sending rockets into space. It's all about money and right now China has a lot more than Russia. And the best hackers
in the world are Chinese and Romanian.

Whizzard
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Nov 3 2011, 3:27am Anchor

"Russia has lost it's edge"... rather, Russia has come to it's senses, they don't need a massive army anymore, it's not likely they are going to conquer anyone anytime soon. Army swallows MASSIVE amounts of money and that money practically goes nowhere useful.

Let's thake jetfighters for instance. They cost a lot and their maintenance is super expensive. Just keeping to things in flying condition even if they just sit on the ground will cost you more money than the plane itself cost.

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Nov 3 2011, 11:41am Anchor

Dont take it out of context! I said "Russia has lost its edge when compared to China". Russia can still be more than a worthy opponent vs any INDIVIDUAL country (except USA and China).

Nov 3 2011, 6:41pm Anchor

or finland

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Nov 3 2011, 7:40pm Anchor

IC Georgia is an independent state now, can't say I buy into the "Russian Uberarmy", if despite years of preparation they were outfought by some turncoats and militia.

Nov 4 2011, 1:23am Anchor

its simple, the west has Hollywood. Hollywood makes films aka Hollywood wants people to see their films. Hollywood needs "bad guys", and according to the US senate (with retards such as McCarthy, a real far cry from a REAL senator a la Cicero in a REAL senate aka the one in Rome) theres nothjing more bad than the enemies, and except for the time USA fought nazis, the russians have been the enemy. And thats why.

Whizzard
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Nov 4 2011, 4:38am Anchor

Well, with it's mighty military force, Russia couldn't beat Afganistan. Just like NATO... though NATO fights a different enemy, not Afganistan, but the enemy tactics still remain the same, just like 30 years ago. Guerilla warfare > large military campaign. There been several occasions in history when Russia couldn't beat countries with 100 times smaller army. And other examples with other countries.

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leilei wrote:i hear theres this concept called money you get free stuff if you give the stores this 'money', you can get almost anything you want with money!
Nov 9 2011, 8:45pm Anchor

all of this is absolute nonsense stupidity. there's a complex social, political and artistic background behind the portrayal of russians.

also, the russians have already been phased out by middle eastern and north korean villains already. those who still think russians are the main villains are myopic morons who don't pay attention to anything.

Nov 9 2011, 9:34pm Anchor

It takes Americans about 50 years to stop hating people we used to have conflicts with.

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Nov 10 2011, 9:11am Anchor
masternerdguy wrote:It takes Americans about 50 years to stop hating people we used to have conflicts with.

No, it is not that we hate them, it is just they are a convenient enemy. In today's day and age, there are surprisingly little bad guys, then there is just this massive country sitting over there who USED to be powerful. It is a lot easier to ass pull them being strong than any other country and still make off with a good game.

TheUnabridgedGamer
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Nov 14 2011, 8:47am Anchor
PinkPanzer wrote:
masternerdguy wrote:It takes Americans about 50 years to stop hating people we used to have conflicts with.

No, it is not that we hate them, it is just they are a convenient enemy. In today's day and age, there are surprisingly little bad guys, then there is just this massive country sitting over there who USED to be powerful. It is a lot easier to ass pull them being strong than any other country and still make off with a good game.



Nah.... I'd say 75 years. I've still met plenty of racists in my life.

Nov 15 2011, 12:44pm Anchor

Communism is no worse than capitalism. In my opinion both sides if the Iron Curtain are very corrupt. Both have skeletons in their closets.
Well now that I mention it, there isn't an innocent nation. All are corrupt.

I DON'T HAVE A SIDE!! OMG! :D

Nov 15 2011, 1:01pm Anchor

америка? не, не слышал

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