Weekend Discussion – September 18, 2021

Good night, people. It is Saturday night time, which suggests it is time for an version of Weekend Dialogue. Let’s dive in.

No wet days over my God of Warfare hype

It is a wonderful Saturday right here in Chicago and I figured I would discuss a bit about a few of the drama from final week’s God of Warfare Ragnarok reveal throughout Ps Showcase and why I am completely happy to see assist for a brand new character regardless of the naysayers. 

We is perhaps nearing a social media Ragnarok due to the absurd backlash over Angrboða

Whereas the Thor design has been getting a ton of mainstream consideration, there’s additionally been some scathing and albeit racist discourse popping up over the design of Angrboða or Angrboda, also called “The Mom of Monsters” in Norse lore. She’s thought of the homegirl of our co-protagonist, Loki, aka BOY in these tales.

I used to be very completely happy and suprised to see a Black girl changing into a part of this world; a world that frankly nearly all of me and my Black gamer pals have just about accepted as being very White. It is sort of ironic contemplating Kratos has been voiced by two Black males for over 15 years now. Christopher Decide (Stargate – SG1) and Terrence C. Carson (Residing Single) respectfully. It is good that we’re lastly getting extra range in essential roles to the story. Effectively, I a minimum of hope her function is essential.

Given the supply materials, I feel there’s going to be a ton of enjoyable available with this character and her interactions with Atreus. We would even get moments of her educating him some new talents. One factor that needs to be identified and has been praised by nearly all of the Black ladies within the trade I comply with is the extent of intricate hair element utilized to her. Every portion of her hair appears individually rendered and distinctive which is spectacular and reveals that the Santa Monica Studios workforce is placing a ton of effort into getting each facet of this character proper. There may be really some new floor being damaged right here and it sort of sheds a lightweight on missed alternatives to incorporate extra Black and Brown faces in different video games.

Additionally, for these of you that do not know, Laya DeLeon Hayes is already a teen legend in loads of household households because the voice of Doc McStuffins on the Disney Jr present so this can be an ideal opportunitiy to bond along with your lil ones. Okay, perhaps not throughout the brutally violent motion scenes however ya know… the opposite stuff.

Regardless of this backlash from the web, which is loud and fallacious as soon as once more, there are some encouraging feedback from members of the Sony Santa Monica Studios workforce. Matt Sophos, a author for God of Warfare Ragnarok, ventured to Twitter to handle issues instantly.

Matt goes on to deliver up the truth that there’s been artistic liberties taken with characters within the unique 2018 sport like giving a dwarf a Texan accent or making one other a gray toned germaphobe. However he additionally brings up that they’re making their very own story and there’s no exterior strain to be extra politically appropriate or “woke”.

The God of Warfare Ragnarok workforce are crafting the narrative that they need and doing so in a approach unbiased of reliance on Norse mythology as the one supply of inspiration. I feel that’s what makes me excited to see the place the top of this saga takes us. Should you’ve acquired an opinion on the scenario, be a part of the dialogue within the feedback beneath. I would love to listen to what you all assume.

And now…stare instantly into the chaos often called the Web

Not gonna lie, this does make me a lil hungry. 

Somebody understands this Sentinel prices nearly as a lot as a small youngster. 

The Met Gala was a supply of breath taking vogue, Nicki Minaj sizzling takes, and bizarre neon infants.

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Since Soccer is again, I gotta toss this one in as a result of the web at all times has reciepts.

Nicki Minaj has been gettin grilled on social media for the horrible vaccine takes however she additionally put her cousin’s good friend on blast low key.

Lastly, I wanna present some like to the Recreation Devs of Shade Expo which is operating subsequent week from Sept 24-Twenty seventh and you’ll nonetheless get tickets! Present them assist and look out for a few of the initiatives and panels coming from this gifted group of people. 

Weekend Vibes

Summer time is beginning to fade into the sundown as we head into a brand new fall, which is my favourite time of 12 months to be trustworthy. This is a few of what I have been crusing to this weekend whereas I can nonetheless roll the home windows down.

Dennis is the present Group Supervisor and Social Media lead for Shacknews. He likes to be a part of the dialog with readers and the gaming neighborhood. He’s been an avid gamer since his dad confirmed up with a Sega Genesis on Christmas day. Denny could be very keen about making the sport trade and related media areas extra inclusive, and was founding father of a company for POC content material creators with over 800 of the perfect and brightest world wide. He’s additionally been a content material creator on Twitch since 2015 and has spoken dwell at panels for Twitchcon, C2E2, Queer Esports, and several other others together with offering D&I consulting for up and coming manufacturers in gaming.

Dennis is a big fan of combating video games, internet hosting dwell event occasions for video games like Injustice 2 and Tekken 7 with some enjoyable colour commentary. He’s additionally recurrently competing in a number of tourneys yearly for video games like Mortal Kombat and Avenue Fighter V. As a Chicago native, you’ll be able to count on him to be barely depressed concerning the Bears post-season hopes frequently. He’s additionally a fan of FromSoftware created Soulsborne video games and enjoys doing problem runs in his spare time. He hopes to finish his first no-hit run of a Darkish Souls sport by the top of the 12 months. When he’s not gaming, you will discover him diving into the low cost comics bin or having fun with a horror film with the lights off.

You’ll be able to contact him at dennis.white@shacknews.com and join with him on Twitter at @DennyVonDoom.

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