It’s a beautiful Saturday and Shacknews is happy to bring back Weekend Discussion! As the Community Manager, I figured this would be a great way to share bits of what’s happening at Shacknews, and also what’s going on within the culture. I’ll also be including sprinkles of chaos from around the internet and more fun moments as well. There wil be some tweaking of the format as I get comfortable and find the sweet spot so feel free to comment and let me know what you think!
Idris Elba as Knuckles confirms what the Black Community Already Knew
Earlier this week, Idris Elba announced via Twitter that he would be taking up the role as the voice actor for Knuckles the Echidna in the film Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and the Black nerd community lost their minds.
Much like Piccolo from Dragonball Z, Knuckles has been one of those characters that I always identified as Black since I was a kid and many of those around me would agree. He had the drip with the multicolored sneakers and the hip hop tracks bumping during his Sonic Adventure appearances. The Caribbean geeks were up in arms after the announcement since there are many references to Island roots in previous games but I think overall, fans are pretty happy about the news. Let’s hope we get a Pumpkin Hill reference in the movie!
Sonic fans everywhere are pretty hype about this addition but I gotta wonder if Idris will rock that Baltimore accent from the hit HBO show “The Wire” or something in between with his portrayal. Either way, best believe SEGA just gained a huge boost in potential Box Office with this move and I hope there’s a trickle down effect for potential video game projects with the next Sonic game being planned for next year.
Happy Free Comic Book Day!
In honor of Free Comic Book Day, Shacknews will be giving away some awesome X-Men comics next week including ones with a Variant Cover of House of X#1 by Pepe Larraz!
Fighting Game Corner
EVO Online 2021 started this weekend and there’s been a severe lack of public hype during the pre-game and side tourneys. We knew things would be different with Playstation taking over but with qualifiers being spread across multiple days and some not broadcast at all, it’s hard to follow the stories for some of our favorite competitors. There is still a chance for things to turn around as EVO is two weeks this year.
I think the energy parallels the Dipset vs The Lox Verzuz in terms of overselling and under-delivering this year but shoutout to our very own TJ Denzer for participating and going 3-2 in MK11. Here’s a bit of one of his matches. Collector is a tricky bastard.
Finally dropped a match at 3-1, but also put up a hellacious comeback. Staying alive and feeling good. pic.twitter.com/9gRjy7Gyif— TJ Denzer (@JohnnyChugs) August 13, 2021
Be sure to check out our EVO 2021 Online results page for winners and VODs of the Grand Finals!
Gotta love the Internet
People are all watching the regular Olympics meanwhile straight up jrpg boss encounters are happening over in the artistic swimming competition pic.twitter.com/p5d6k5tMNI— 10,000 Motivated Rats (@bombsfall) August 5, 2021
A very short and sad story pic.twitter.com/ICAwQd4cwe— eemoneee (@imanibynoe) August 14, 2021
My fall plans The Delta Variant pic.twitter.com/CvpP3w75Q1— #HonkHonk (@ColeyMick) August 13, 2021
silent hill fans, not everything is bad news today— Lulu🌈🎏 (@luulubuu) August 10, 2021
they fixed his ass in dbd pic.twitter.com/upEhmTb5bo
MY FALL THE DELTA— Rob Sherrell (@RobJustJokin) August 13, 2021
PLANS VARIANT pic.twitter.com/iYr3pXyzuP
these game ads are so- 😭 WHAT is the premise pic.twitter.com/r9sR4IcNAG— knx (@knoxdotmp3) August 14, 2021
What I’m listening to:
- Essence - WizKid ft Tems (Keep Bieber off of this please)
- Mystery Lady - Masego ft Don Toliver
- Rider - Mereba
- My . Life - J. Cole feat 21 Savage, Morray
Here’s some Shacknews articles from this week
- The Ascent review: Reaching new heights
- Grand Theft Auto Remastered Trilogy rumored for a fall release
- Johnny Galvatron talks The Artful Escape & the Rockstar Fantasy
- ShackChat: What’s Your Favorite Moment from The Hitman Franchise?
Thanks for reading! See you next weekend.
Dennis White posted a new article, Weekend Discussion - August 14, 2021
WEEKEND DISCUSSION IS UP!!!!!
Wait, who's Dennis White?
Oh, I apologize, Lord Von Doom.
Haha, you are forgiven 😉
You left me with fully 7 of my fingers, too!!