Weekend Discussion – February 26, 2022
Happy Saturday! It’s almost the end of Black History Month and a huge week of games. Let’s dive into the discussion of the weekend!
black voices, Game developers and content creators also need your support for the remaining 11 months.
Black history has always been world history and I believe it is always important to look back while looking forward. Jerry Lawson had a big impact on games and helped show what was possible with engineering in an ever-changing space in the world of technology. As we mentioned in the original Hall of Fame induction commentary, “Lawson led the development of the Fairchild Channel F, a game console that ran on interchangeable game cartridges, making him a pioneer among pioneers of video game software and hardware. »
Since we have just spoken briefly of the past, I also want to mention a man of the present. We recently spoke with Dinga Bakaba, Creative Director of Deathloop, which was Shacknews 2021 Game of the Year. I really enjoyed hearing how the team approached the development of Colt and Juliana as fully realized characters and, artistically, made sure to keep their Afro-centric characteristics on full display.
You can read why Deathloop won Game of the Year here.
I also want to take a moment to speak out as a content creator on Twitch, YouTube, and other platforms to say that black history happens all year round. Over the years I have been approached by companies to be the face of BHM activations while being completely ignored the other 11 months of the year. There are changes that need to happen in the gaming space, but there are also a lot of opportunities thanks to the people working. Will we see game studios and management companies with more black faces behind the scenes?
Luckily, some of that is already happening with some amazing bands that are so worth it. I want to highlight what Xmiramira and his team have done with The Noir Network, a group of Black female content creators across the gaming space who have absolutely killed it with their content, streaming and even competitive esports games .
If you want to follow what the members of Noir! Check out this list below⬇️! Feel free to share and tell a friend! ❤️https://t.co/x0knk7pMey
— Black (@thenoirnetwork) February 9, 2022
Mira also brings up some of the things that I talked about with respect to some of these PR and brand activations.
Because most people want to get paid. If you’re going to use people to pretend to be diverse, at least pay them. https://t.co/H1IfUzSVyN
—Mira (@Xmiramira) February 26, 2022
Mira hosts Twitter Spaces every week to help people trying to get better at the content creation space. You can watch a recording of today’s session on supporting your peers below.
#xmiraspaces Mira is so validating. I used to tell people it wouldn’t take anything away from you to say “Hey this person put me on, I got this idea from so and so” and I got LOTS of criticism for it in my old community. I’m so glad she’s broaching this topic. https://t.co/uEvR39Z3ST
— Bratty Sav 🎮 (@_thesavagegamer) February 26, 2022
Take the time to check out some of the amazing creators on this list and show your support!
In case you missed it…
We had a lot of awesome stuff on display this week, including live content from the early days of Elden Ring from our staff Sam Chandler and TJ Denzer.
— Shacknews (@shacknews) February 25, 2022
You can also check out the full Elden Ring video review below. I’m loving the game so far and it’s shaping up to be one of the top contenders for Game of the Year and potentially an all-time great.
We also reviewed the SteamDeck and felt that Valve definitely had some work to do to make this device more user-friendly. Check out Asif discussing the new portable system in yesterday’s episode of The Dump.
And now… Internet
It’s always Black History Month and Spades is definitely part of the black experience for many of us. This picture is amazing.
This is art.
Italian Renaissance level composition. https://t.co/BsipzS8SBt
— Naima Cochrane (@naima) February 22, 2022
I have a thing for Wind Waker Link.
Amazing Link sand sculpture pic.twitter.com/JyqZPayW3D
– Zelda Gif World (@GifZelda) February 21, 2022
Couldn’t catch the OG slippin!
Patrick Stewart really is a Marvel vet 🤐
—Fandom (@getFANDOM) February 24, 2022
Kanye as an NPC is something I want in this game now.
Someone created Kanye West in Elden Ring😭 pic.twitter.com/3POHggxeQQ
– Beyond Toxin (@Beyond_Toxin) February 25, 2022
“The guy who compares everything to Breath of the Wild” and “The guy who compares everything to Dark Souls” when they both see Elden Ring: pic.twitter.com/iSWKosZEcq
— Ultimate | #вʟм (@UltimaShadowX) February 25, 2022
The Spidey meme is now part of the MCU.
Sonic Adventure 2 should have a remake, not a remaster. I need my Chao race fix.
I want to shake hands with this man who wants a Sonic Heroes remaster before Sonic Adventure 2. pic.twitter.com/YWBiLy5Aks
— TRAVIEEEE (@travie_64) February 17, 2022
Mimi totally killed this KOF 15 cosplay!
— ༺ 𝔪𝔦𝔪𝔦 ༻ (@plvnetmimi) February 19, 2022
It was the healthiest video on the internet this week. Shout out to the black moms who never stop supporting their sons. I have to call mine. Happy Black History Month!
— WSYX ABC 6 (@wsyx6) February 23, 2022
Denzel Curry dropped a banger with visuals that make me wish I was playing Ghost of Tsushima. Check it out.
The DawnFM Weekend Special is now on Amazon Prime Video.
— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) February 26, 2022
Omretta is making waves right now telling people they’re not from Atlanta. Check out this new freestyle drop.
Don’t let this go over your head🤔 pic.twitter.com/B9v0R0fron
— OMERETTÀ LA GRANDE🏴☠️ (@omeretta4l) February 25, 2022
Yves Tumor brings all the 80s punk vibes to close out this week’s list. there are so many style displayed in this video. Enjoy the ride.
I hope the rest of this week is amazing for all of you and that I support black creators on all platforms and in the gaming industry in general. You can also support us with Shacknews Mercury. Have a good weekend !