Op Ed [Feb 27, 2022, 1:45 pm ET] – Share – Viewing Comments
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.)"