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Loading up Apex Legends for the first time, I saw two black women as playable characters. It was a strange and arresting feeling to see.
I know that most companies are in the business of making money. While having diverse casts may meet some altruistic goals, it also feamles open up the appeal of that media product to more people who will spend money on it.
Apex Legendsthe new battle royale game from development studio Respawn, is a free-to-play game, but it does have loot boxes and, erotic massage vero beach you want, you can use real money to buy more loot boxes.
Still, the game has a diverse cast, and you can tell from the first glance. In fact, you have to play 2 blk males 4 2 blk females one of them in the tutorial mission, during which you go through the basic moves as the support character Lifeline.
mapes 2 blk males 4 2 blk females soon as I completed that mission, I went and queued up for a game with my friend Julian and my other coworker Paul Tamayo; I then selected the other black woman, the rough and tumble soldier Bangalore. Nor does Gibraltar, whom the developers have said is gay, talk about how he is gay while you play as. When I played with Julian and Paul last night, almost every single team maless someone playing as Bangalore, since her air strike ability can be devastating and great for flushing out squads.
Just seeing those characters, and knowing those small lore details about them, does actually make a difference to me.
It makes me want to explore more of the game and its systems, spend more time in the world, and figure out how to be even better at it. It reveals, and then invalidates, my innate fear of playing competitive games.
I was made fun of so much as a kid and a teenager for looking the way I do—being mixed race, being a girl, 22 liking the things I like. I might just get made fun of for not being good at the game. The A. Filed to: Apex Legends Filed to: Kotaku Game Diary Daily thoughts from a Kotaku staffer about a game we're playing.
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