Celebrating Ten Respectful Representations Of Blackness In Gaming

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Celebrating Ten Respectful Representations Of Blackness In Gaming

This is African American History Month, so in recognition of some of the diverse narratives in gaming, we present this list of complex black characters that have graced our television screens and PC monitors. After lengthy discussions on the topic, we decided to highlight characters that are played by and modeled after black talent. In this way, we hope to recognize the staff members who work behind the scenes in conjunction with the characters presented here.

Games motivate. More importantly, they have the power to mirror an ever-changing fanbase. Here are ten black characters that have inspired us.

Celebrating 10 Respectful Representations Of Blackness In Gaming

about X hours ago from
Celebrating 10 Respectful Representations Of Blackness In Gaming

This is African American History Month, so in recognition of some of the diverse narratives in gaming, we present this list of complex black characters that have graced our television screens and PC monitors. After lengthy discussions on the topic, we decided to highlight characters that are played by and modeled after black talent. In this way, we hope to recognize the staff members who work behind the scenes in conjunction with the characters presented here.

Games motivate. More importantly, they have the power to mirror an ever-changing fanbase. Here are ten black characters that have inspired us.

Super Replay – God Hand Episode 8: Asura's Wrath Episode 2

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Super Replay – God Hand Episode 8: Asura's Wrath Episode 2

After a festive holiday season, Game Informer's annual 12.31 Super Replay usually brings suffering. In years past, this day has kicked off complete playthroughs of stinkers like Overblood, Overblood 2, Blue Stinger, Illbleed, Raw Danger, Martian Gothic: Unification, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Vampire Hunter D.

Figuring out which game will be honored with this spot is a stressful decision that usually takes a full year to figure out. That wasn't the case this year. The community figured it out for us. We had the somewhat official I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay group vote for a Super Replay earlier this year. With hundreds of votes cast, the poll ended in a tie between Killer 7 and God Hand. Rather than just flipping a coin to see which one we would do, I decided to record both of them. We knocked out Killer 7 earlier this year, and almost rolled right into God Hand, but couldn't find a window to get it done in a productive way. I shelved the Super Replay until 12.31. It was one of the games I was considering years ago for this spot anyway.

Super Replay – God Hand Episode 8: Asura's Wrath Episode 2

about X hours ago from
Super Replay – God Hand Episode 8: Asura's Wrath Episode 2

After a festive holiday season, Game Informer's annual 12.31 Super Replay usually brings suffering. In years past, this day has kicked off complete playthroughs of stinkers like Overblood, Overblood 2, Blue Stinger, Illbleed, Raw Danger, Martian Gothic: Unification, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Vampire Hunter D.

Figuring out which game will be honored with this spot is a stressful decision that usually takes a full year to figure out. That wasn't the case this year. The community figured it out for us. We had the somewhat official I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay group vote for a Super Replay earlier this year. With hundreds of votes cast, the poll ended in a tie between Killer 7 and God Hand. Rather than just flipping a coin to see which one we would do, I decided to record both of them. We knocked out Killer 7 earlier this year, and almost rolled right into God Hand, but couldn't find a window to get it done in a productive way. I shelved the Super Replay until 12.31. It was one of the games I was considering years ago for this spot anyway.

Super Replay – God Hand Episode 7: Asura's Wrath Episode 2

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Super Replay – God Hand Episode 7: Asura's Wrath Episode 2

After a festive holiday season, Game Informer's annual 12.31 Super Replay usually brings suffering. In years past, this day has kicked off complete playthroughs of stinkers like Overblood, Overblood 2, Blue Stinger, Illbleed, Raw Danger, Martian Gothic: Unification, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Vampire Hunter D.

Figuring out which game will be honored with this spot is a stressful decision that usually takes a full year to figure out. That wasn't the case this year. The community figured it out for us. We had the somewhat official I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay group vote for a Super Replay earlier this year. With hundreds of votes cast, the poll ended in a tie between Killer 7 and God Hand. Rather than just flipping a coin to see which one we would do, I decided to record both of them. We knocked out Killer 7 earlier this year, and almost rolled right into God Hand, but couldn't find a window to get it done in a productive way. I shelved the Super Replay until 12.31. It was one of the games I was considering years ago for this spot anyway.

Metro Is Gaming's Most Interesting Post-Apocalypse

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Metro Is Gaming's Most Interesting Post-Apocalypse

When Fallout 76 released earlier this year, I gave it a fair shot. Like many, I tuned out of the game after playing a few hours. However, I didn’t quit because of bugs or because I thought the gameplay was bad. Instead, I was just tired of Fallout’s take on the end of the world. After several games of unclimbable rocky terrain, bombed out buildings filled with burnt books and skeletons, and sassy writing, I was just exhausted of the setup. Sure, Fallout’s gameplay has shifted many times over the past two decades, but its tone and view of people in general hasn’t.

Metro Is Gaming's Most Interesting Post-Apocalypse

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Metro Is Gaming's Most Interesting Post-Apocalypse

When Fallout 76 released last year, I gave it a fair shot. Like many, I tuned out of the game after playing a few hours. However, I didn’t quit because of bugs or because I thought the gameplay was bad. Instead, I was just tired of Fallout’s take on the end of the world. After several games of unclimbable rocky terrain, bombed out buildings filled with burnt books and skeletons, and sassy writing, I was just exhausted of the setup. Sure, Fallout’s gameplay has shifted many times over the past two decades, but its tone and view of people in general hasn’t.

Replay – Shadow Hearts: Covenant

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Replay – Shadow Hearts: Covenant

In last week's episode, we played through the opening moments of Shadow Hearts: Covenant, a PlayStation 2 RPG by Nautilus that moves to the beat of its own drum. We were so impressed by the opening that we wanted to see what came next. We dedicated the entire episode to this fascinating gem of yesteryear, and walked away even more in awe of it.

Shadow Hearts: Covenant uses World War I as a backdrop for a strange story that features vampires, gods, and even a strange puppeteer that may not be using puppets. The jury is still out on that last one. Sit back, enjoy the episode, and we'll be back in seven days (with maybe even more of Shadow Hearts: Covenant).

Replay – Shadow Hearts: Covenant

about X hours ago from
Replay – Shadow Hearts: Covenant

In last week's episode, we played through the opening moments of Shadow Hearts: Covenant, a PlayStation 2 RPG by Nautilus that moves to the beat of its own drum. We were so impressed by the opening that we wanted to see what came next. We dedicated the entire episode to this fascinating gem of yesteryear, and walked away even more in awe of it.

Shadow Hearts: Covenant uses World War I as a backdrop for a strange story that features vampires, gods, and even a strange puppeteer that may not be using puppets. The jury is still out on that last one. Sit back, enjoy the episode, and we'll be back in seven days (with maybe even more of Shadow Hearts: Covenant).

Here’s Everything We Know About Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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Here’s Everything We Know About Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Nintendo and Intelligent Systems finally provided some concrete details about the upcoming Fire Emblem entry, Three Houses, during the latest Nintendo Direct. A lot of interesting stuff was revealed, but arguably the biggest tidbit of info is the July 26 release date. Here is the most notable information we gleaned from the presentation.

The Game Is Harry Potter As Hell Back when Nintendo revealed Three Houses, the fact it took place at a school and had its student body separated into houses resulted in many people noticing similarities between the game and the popular Harry Potter franchise. The latest video has only doubled down on those similarities. As a professor at the Officer's Academy, you training your students with exercises and exams while building your relationship with them as their teacher. Interiors for the academy show in the Direct echo the stone design castle of Hogwarts as well.