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‘Street Fighter 2’ brings an old racist trope to Nintendo Switch — brown-skinned villains

  • Street Fighter 2 launches on Friday for Nintendo Switch, bringing the classic fighting franchise to the company’s latest hardware.
  • The release also features the return of couple faces we haven’t seen as playable characters in almost 15 years: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken.
  • But here’s the problem: In the game, Evil Ryu and Violent Ken are just brainwashed versions of Ryu and Ken, yet their evil alter egos have way darker skin.
  • This old stereotype of evil, dark versions of white heroes just feels dated and sad. It’s 2017. When can we retire this trope? Read more (5/26/17)

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Two Scoops is a fresh, new visual novel + dating sim about love and ice cream! It’s the story of a big girl in a small town who finds romance at her local ice cream shop.

In this game, you take on the role of a young woman who has just started a new job at a local, family-owned ice cream shop. She’s taken on a big responsibility, too: two of the employees are going away soon, leaving her to fill their shoes! With only a week remaining before their departure, the situation seems tricky for our protagonist, but she is determined to show that she’s the right one for the job, all while growing closer to her co-workers along the way.

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