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Vid game's easiest level makes players white, hardest level makes them black

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Science fiction author John Scalzi once wrote that “In the role playing game known as The Real World, 'Straight White Male' is the lowest difficulty setting there is.”

His words now appear to have influenced the developers of the latest video game based on TV show South Park.

As the video below shows, during the game's character creation process users are offered the chance to set the game's difficulty level.

If they select the game's easiest level, their character has white skin.

At higher levels, the character's skin becomes progressively darker.

“Don't worry,” says South Park character Eric Cartman during the difficulty selection process, “this doesn't affect combat, just every other aspect of your life.”

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