Tag: identity politics

Concord Early Access Beta is a Bomb

The main attraction at this year’s PlayStation State of Play was Concord, a sci-fi first-person shooter developed by Firewalk Studios (which is owned by Sony, hence the focus at State of Play). It was pretty underwhelming, a goofy-looking game with some nice visuals but little to draw anyone in. ...

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Halo Composer Talks DEI in Video Games

In a recent video on his Andrew Says YouTube channel, Andrew Chapados interviewed Marty O’Donnell, the former composer of the Halo video games who created the Halo theme. O’Donnell is running for Congress, where he hopes to represent Nevada’s third congressional district in the House of Repr...

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Warner Bros. Games Starts New Women and Non-Binary Leadership Program

In today’s example of things getting worse before they get… even worse, I guess, Built In reports that Warner Bros. Games, the video game division of Warner Bros. Discovery, has started an initiative called the Women and Non-Binary Leadership Program. Its goal is to “upend the gaming industry�...

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Is the LGBT Representation in Assassin’s Creed Shadows Just a Rumor?

Is that LGBTETC rumor about Assassin’s Creed Shadows solid? I’m not sure, which is why I haven’t written about it yet, but since it appeared, the circumstances around it suggest it very well could be. This rumor started with a blog post about Assassin’s Creed Shadows on the Ubisoft website...

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Naoe, the Female Lead of Assassins Creed Shadows, is a Stand-In as Well

The forced DEI in Assassins Creed Shadows doesn’t end with Yasuke. (Is “forced DEI” an oxymoron?) Yesterday, the trailer for Assassins Creed Shadows revealed that the two lead characters in the game – which is set in 1500s Japan and is about the samurai and shinobi (ninjas) – were a blac...

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Assassins Creed Shadows Trailer Brings Controversy Over Black Samurai

Today, Ubisoft released a trailer for Assassins Creed Shadows, the next game in the seventeen-year-old video game franchise. But instead of getting gamers excited, it got them laughing at the latest ridiculous instance of forced diversity, which involves a big historical reach. Then, it stopped bein...

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