Black People Need More Hair Options

It's 2017, many games allow you to play as a Black PC, even in the games with longstanding traditions of pallidness. This is significant, being able to finally play as a character that looks like me in Pokemon and Harvest Moon was a childhood dream made a reality but, that doesn't mean that it's all sunshine and roses. I've talked about the ways that these representations of Black folk are inadequate before but, I want to point out one of the larger inadequacies for a moment, mainly, the lack of attention given to hair.

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An Ode to Eating in Video Games

Video games are a form of escapism. We play them for many of the same reasons that we read books and watch TV and movies, mainly, to experience something different. But, it's not always the things that disconnect us from reality which are the most interesting. There is something oddly fascinating about the mundane in video games. 

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The Problem with Fallout and Elder Scrolls Series and the Entire AAA Industry

I haven't had a good time with the games Bethesda Studios has made. Maybe it's just my luck, but I have never played a game from the Fallout or Elder Scrolls series where I haven't ran into a game breaking bug that cost me several hours of progress. To give you an idea of what this means, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Skyrim, and Fallout 4 all gave me some sort of trouble. So every game for the last 8 years minus Fallout Shelter has broken on me. I understand I am in the minority on this and have gotten incredibly unlucky but, luck shouldn't have fuck all to do with if a game is a fully functional product.

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