Hyrule Warriors is getting an 8-Bit version of Link’s Sword.
some people got a little defensive when I said that 99% of games are shitty, but really if you think about and count every Atari 2600, NES, and Tiger Electronics handheld game, then it’s really not THAT hard to think that the ratio of good to bad is roughly 1:99
This is an appropriate reaction to the Mazinger Z opening
gamers like to yell at minorities and supporters to care about real causes and then turn around and hold crusades against the “sjw” boogeyman
If whats happening in Ferguson was happening to an all white community, it would be called a dystopian novel
#and all actions against the police would be heroic and daring#and the plucky white protags would be encouraged to use violence to stop the injustice
i just found fullbody turnarounds of all the tfp robots and im going to share because im a good person
skyquake (no dreadwing but this should still help)
im going to cry these will be so useful
I remember the days when games were about worlds you could explore and about being good, and not about who's got representation and gender this and sexuality that. I miss those days.
Those days miss you, too. I recently found a yellowed letter under one of the floorboards, and it was addressed to you and signed by those days with a tear-stained kiss of lipstick.
Meanwhile, in the present, those of us who work in the industry and who are—amazingly—able to consider more than one idea at the same time, will continue to create good games about worlds you can explore AND occasionally talk about inclusivity.
If you are feeling compassion fatigue, I think it might be okay to sit out those discussions, at least until you get your strength back. While it will be tough not having you available for close consultation, somehow we will soldier on.
I love when people are somehow under the impression that making game characters more diverse in tactful ways would somehow compromise any other aspect of video games like if games put too many points into the “treat women and minorities like real people” stat they won’t have enough for the “be fun to play” stat.