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So pumped! I've always said the Yakuza games are what Shenmue would be like if it was good. Series is awesome.

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Interesting article. I think my view on this topic has been stated a bunch already but hopefully there's something here to add to the convo. Also I should note that I have grown up in Canada where our race/sexuality issues are a bit similar but not exactly the same as USA.

Coming from a straight white males perspective, I have always thought that, in videogames, you don't have to have a black person voice a black character, or even a white person voicing a white character. The voice actors job is to make you believe that they are X person, and in a medium where the actor isn't being seen (unless they do that face capture stuff) it comes down to pure skill. Now there are a lot of marginalized people that do have amazing skills but if they get beaten out by someone with celebrity status, or some other person who is a better fit, who happens to be white, that sucks. But the same rule applies for white people who get beaten out of a position by a minority. Tough luck whitey, but ya gotta keep truckin'. I believe that actors should do what they are paid to do, which is act. And if Laura Bailey can make me think that she's portraying a black mercenary leader, or if Terrence Carson can make me believe he's a white Greek demigod then good for them because their skill has risen above what race they were born as.

Now if you're saying that there is a bigger problem that companies aren't hiring trans, people of colour, or whatever else then I would agree. That's a issue rooted in years of systemic hatred taught by parents to children. We will see change but it's going to happen generations at a time. The article though seems to be focusing on shaming (not the right word, but I can't think of anything else for some reason) videogames themselves rather than company hiring practices.

Also there's the case of business being business, which usually isn't a great excuse for anything but sometimes it's just the reality of life. Business will go wherever the money is. If a company knows that hiring a transgendered person to play a transgendered role will sell more copies of something they will do it in a heartbeat.

It's a tough situation that, honestly, I can't relate to at all because of my "privileged position" as a white male. But it's very interesting to read ideas on a topic from a different perspective. Thanks for the article and thanks Austin for setting up these kinds of things!

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GiantBomb is getting weird...

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That crash ad is pretty bad. The one I always remember to be terrible is for Rayman 3 where the line was "No arms. No legs. Big features." and it's just a bunch of guys in the bathroom checking out Rayman's dick.

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I've always wondered what set up the GBEast crew has going where their HD footage is almost unsettling-ly smooth.

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I still have 3 Gunpla's I need to build.

  1. Mini RX-78-2
  2. MG RX78-2 Version 3.0 GFT
  3. RG Astray Red Frame

The first two are from the Gundam Front store in Japan, the one in the mall that the 1/1 RX-78-2 is. I got those on a trip.

But Gunpla is so fun. And what @xeiphyer says is true. Gundam Build Fighters will get you into Gunpla hard, that's why I bought these kits....

Now I just need to find a comfortable space to build these....