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Hey guys! I know this isn’t the usual thing that I post, but I just wanted to post about it. I just found this website where you can play all of your old favorite SNES and Sega Genesis video games from the 90s - The Lion King, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mickey Mouse and the Land of Illusion, Ecco the Dolphin, and all sorts of other games. I know you can probably find a lot of these on emulator downloads, but if you’re anything like me then you’re awful with computers and technology, so I thought that some people would appreciate being able to play all of their old favorites online. 

Here’s a link to the website, and here are links to some of the ones I posted here:

Lion King

Aladdin

Beauty and the Beast

Alice in Wonderland

Pocahontas

Ecco the Dolphin

Sonic & Knuckles

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Check out this awesome wood burning my 3D teacher made!

Here’s his channel: RetroGamerJay

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Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition’s first full trailer gives a glimpse of the new playable characters in action. Lady, Trish, Vergil—we can’t wait!

“I am here to get revenge for my wife,” you grunt. “Who is dead.”
“I’m not dead,” the woman in the corner says. “I’m right here.”
You grit your teeth, too focused on your enemy to listen to some woman. “She was the best thing that ever happened to me. I didn’t deserve her because she was a shining being too good for this sinful world, and I will make you pay for killing her.”

OMG THIS BELONGS ON THE TOAST, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST COMPLIMENT I CAN GIVE A HUMOR PIECE. 

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SYABM comic 17: “Out of Order 1886″

This depiction of Ready at Dawn CTO Andrea Pessino does not represent his actual views, nor is it endorsed by R@D or Sony in any way. I just used him because he looked like Bas Ruten. Nor does this comic offer any views on the quality of or endorsement of the game itself.

While it’s not illogical that a cast pulled from Victorian London would be all-white, it’s also a disappointing choice, given two factors: one, London was one of the largest port cities of that era, with a multitude of citizens from all over the globe — and two: even the original Arthurian source material featured a more diverse cast. Sir Morien is described as being dark-skinned: "He was all black, even as I tell ye: his head, his body, and his hands were all black, saving only his teeth. His shield and his armour were even those of a Moor, and black as a raven." Sir Palamedes and his two brothers, Safir and Segwarides, are three Knights of the Round historically described as being Saracens (Arabs). 

How an AAA game released in 2015 set in a major city is somehow less diverse than its 13th-century source material and its real-world historical reference period combined beats me. But the fact is that cases like The Order aren’t an exception. They’re the norm.

“”But It’s Not Historically Accurate!” - Diversity in Elsinore” by Katie Chironis for Gamasutra Blogs.

What Katie failed to notice, oddly enough, is that the titular The Order (1886) is already being progressive. Not just the Teslapunk weapons (actually designed by Tesla!) but it includes a woman and a Frenchman without anyone sneering at either of them for it, which is kind of a big deal for the time period. Heck, you can even find an example of someone being racist against American “savages” - by which they mean white cowboys.

Also, it wasn’t this article that used medievalPOC as reference; I got it mixed up, apparently. This uses academic sources. Still, the writer seems to expects a group of upper-class nobility in an elite royal order in 19th century to have a person of color erson based mainly on the idea that there were probably POCs somewhere in the city of millions at the time. There are less than a dozen named Knights in the game. Heck, Igraine isn’t a knight, she’s Arthur’s mother. But in the game, she’s a knight’s codename.


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