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Posts tagged “Racism”

Chuchel redesigned to avoid blackface association

Amanita Design have redesigned Chuchel, the eponymous star of their delightful 2018 adventure game, to avoid associations with blackface. Chuchel is a dust mote but with his black face, curly black hair, thick orange lips, and scampish ways, yeah, I can see the comparison. The Czech studio say they didn't consider this at all when making the game, and they don't want to be "even…

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BioWare’s Heir On Sexism, Racism, Homophobia In Games

GDC was jam-packed with brilliant talks, and I missed far too many of them because infinity appointments beckoned. One of the absolute best I *did* see, however, was Mass Effect 4 designer Manveer Heir making an impassioned plea to developers for more diversity in games. He gave a talk equal parts well-reasoned and resolute, arguing not that all games should change their icky ways, but…

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Neverending Nights: New NWN2 expansion

There's a new NWN2 expansion on the way, though you'd have to polish up your cross-language dictionary as well as your broadsword +4 against scarabs to be sure. NWN vault noticed that the splendid-named Spanish site Neverwinteros brings news of a new Expansion entitled "Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir". The Vault actually translates the news, revealing that the game seems to be the Icewind…

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Fahren(“Poo” – Ed)

I've been sitting this on a while, but figure that with Sunday being RPS' slow day, today's the day. If you're part of the pan-format gaming internet, you'll aware that last month there was a bit of a furore over the Resident Evil 5 trailer with some wondering whether a video filled with sinister black folk being gunned down by a square-jawed white fella might…

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