Weekend Discussion - August 29, 2021

You've made it through the hard part of the week. Here's Sunday's Weekend Discussion


Hey, it's Dennis White, the Community Manager for Shacknews and I'm here to bring you some solid vibes to close out the week. It's the last Sunday of the month as we move closer to Fall! Join us for Weekend Discussion!

Epic Games found a way to upset a entirely different audience

A facial portrait of MLK rendered in Fortnite style
A facial portrait of MLK rendered in Fortnite style

While I think that the partnership presented with TIME Magazine may have had good intentions, the execution left things to be desired as emotes were still useable during the event. Also since the company has stolen from Black creators in the past and recently yanked the main game mode from the indie studio behind Among Us, it's more than ironic that the game is pulling a move like this. There have been some positive words from Black gamers and elder hoping that this could be a new way to reach the youth. I do think there are ways to make an interactive experience through gaming work for presenting a message but there will definitely need to be more care put into these events moving forward. Hopefully someone else steps up so it feels less like a marketing ploy and more like an actual educational opportunity.

Still time to grab more deals!

Here's some hilarity from around the internet

Delta Variant memes are going strong

This Guilty Gear DLC Character looks OP

The Real Estate Market is brutal lately

Opponent gets staggered like a God of War enemy

— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) August 28, 2021

The Cinderella memes deserved their own section. Here's the original video for context

Weekend Vibes

Music helps me get through the week but also makes the weekend even better. Here's a few select cuts. 

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Community Manager

Dennis is the current Community Manager and Social Media lead for Shacknews. He loves to be part of the conversation with readers and the gaming community. He’s been an avid gamer since his dad showed up with a Sega Genesis on Christmas day. Denny is very passionate about making the game industry and associated media spaces more inclusive, and was founder of an organization for POC content creators with over 800 of the best and brightest around the world. He’s also been a content creator on Twitch since 2015 and has spoken live at panels for Twitchcon, C2E2, Queer Esports, and several others along with providing D&I consulting for up and coming brands in gaming.

Dennis is a huge fan of fighting games, hosting live tournament events for games like Injustice 2 and Tekken 7 with some fun color commentary. He’s also regularly competing in several tourneys annually for games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter V. As a Chicago native, you can expect him to be slightly depressed about the Bears post-season hopes on a regular basis. He’s also a fan of FromSoftware created Soulsborne games and enjoys doing challenge runs in his spare time. He hopes to complete his first no-hit run of a Dark Souls game by the end of the year. When he’s not gaming, you can find him diving into the discount comics bin or enjoying a horror movie with the lights off.

You can contact him at dennis.white@shacknews.com and connect with him on Twitter at @DennyVonDoom.

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