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
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.
- No More Heroes 3 review: Fights, fluff, & grindhouse flair
- Metroid Dread's latest trailer showcases new & returning bosses
- Saints Row 2022 dev confirms you can play as 'whoever you want' in the reboot
- Quake Remastered impressions: Shub-Niggurath for the rest of us
Still time to grab more deals!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for Aug. 27: PSVR Sale
- Weekend PC Download Deals for Aug. 27: Destiny 2 and a lot more
Here's some hilarity from around the internet
Delta Variant memes are going strong
my fall plans the delta variant pic.twitter.com/ziwZmhnCrO— the thicc husband & father (@lukeisamazing) August 10, 2021
This Guilty Gear DLC Character looks OP
August 15, 2021
Pokemon arch game strong
The Real Estate Market is brutal lately
Opponent gets staggered like a God of War enemy
The pre-fight chatter has been better than anything in the ring
Gonna tell my kids this is how the Civil War ended.pic.twitter.com/IRCYxoKkmJ
— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) August 28, 2021
The Cinderella memes deserved their own section. Here's the original video for context
James Corden, Camila Cabello, Billy Porter and Idina Menzel stopped traffic in LA for a flash mob with a cover of Jennifer Lopez’s “Let’s Get Loud” to promote #CinderellaMovie pic.twitter.com/dxm8LIKVvi— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) August 28, 2021
Music helps me get through the week but also makes the weekend even better. Here's a few select cuts.
- family ties - Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar
- House Every Weekend - David Zowie
- mood - DVSN
- Casio - Jungle
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