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I knew I wasn't the only one that thought it looked like a Game Gear!
This is the biggest E3 announcement.
So pumped! I've always said the Yakuza games are what Shenmue would be like if it was good. Series is awesome.
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!
GiantBomb is getting weird...
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.
I've always wondered what set up the GBEast crew has going where their HD footage is almost unsettling-ly smooth.
I still have 3 Gunpla's I need to build.
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....
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