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  • The Verge - Elden Ring’s character creator fails Black players. Thanks Max.
    "This isn’t just an Elden Ring problem; it’s a video game problem. For many years, players of color have had to mod in things like kinky hairstyles and better, more authentic-looking skin tones in order to have the kind of representation that white players get by default. Games with a customizable protagonist are nearly always represented with a white-passing avatar. And when games do include Black hairstyles, it’s almost always only a fade and an afro, which are the go-to styles whenever a character creator wants to give the appearance of inclusivity while not actually being all that inclusive. (Looking at you, Mass Effect.)"
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William Rubin wrote on Feb 28, 2022, 16:14:
theglaze wrote on Feb 28, 2022, 14:56:
William Rubin wrote on Feb 27, 2022, 14:45:
Why doesn't that bother you as much as black players saying they want to do what white players already can?
nar·cis·sism /ˈnärsəˌsizəm/ noun: excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one's physical appearance.
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Didn't even bother to try to answer the question!
What bothers me is this:

"Make no mistake, America delights in reminding me daily that I am a Black woman and that it, through the systems that spawned and continue to define it, utterly hates me and other marginalized people."
That's quite the sentence to write, and terrible for this young woman if she feels that way.

So, yes, I do not feel bothered to answer your questions. If that makes YOU feel terrible, well, I guess you should adjust your expectations on what you deserve from random people on the internet.
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