This Week in Gaming| Fortnite Breast: Lazy Devs or Difficult Mechanics?

This Week in Gaming| Fortnite Breast: Lazy Devs or Difficult Mechanics?

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Xbox Avatar gets a Makeover & Includes more Black Hair Styles

Fornite Boobs: Lazy Devs or Difficult Mechanics?

September’s Nintendo Direct Wrap w/ an in-depth look at Splatoon & Super Mario Party

Cuddle_core says how the Tekken 7 Season 2 Patch Affects Alisa

Mass Shooting at Madden Tournament in Florida – Interviewing the Survivors

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Where  Black Girl Gamers  Are Headed in the Next Five Years

Where Black Girl Gamers Are Headed in the Next Five Years

By Kayla Cowart, Community Cultivator
(Guest Blogger)

Predictions

Gamers are more than the white male, nacho eating stereotypes- although, I do love me some nachos. In five years, the gaming community will continue to show just how many gamers are disabled, people of color, or even queer. These are my predictions as a black girl gamer on where were headed in the next five years. Pump your breaks though, before we jump to the future, lets take a look at the past.

Women And Gaming Go Way Back

What age did you first start gaming? I started at 4 years old, playing Pokémon Red and Blue in 1996 before I could even read. In 1980, Rebecca “Burger Becky” Heineman won the National Space Invaders Championship by Atari. Heineman is a transgender woman and the first person to ever win a national video game tournament.

Black girl gamers have been showing up and showing out at the professional level too! Jeannail “Cuddle Core” Carter is a professional Tekken player who won ELEAGUE’s Tekken 7 Team Takedown which aired on TBS earlier this year. Brown girls like Cuddle_core are proof that in the next five years, we will see an increase in the number of black women in the tournement scene. Cheers to EVO 2019- we are coming for you!

How Black Girl Gamers Disrupt The Status Quo

I appreciate games like Fortnite because I can play an avatar that looks like me. Out of the 125 million Fortnite players, 27% of them are women. I too, am one of the women who logs in to play regularly with an avatar that has brown skin and curly hair. Although, not all games have a varied character customization like Fortnite. The games industry has a long way to go when it comes to diversity in games. In five years, we can expect to see more people of color developing their own games that tell the stories we would like to see.

Momo Pixel, creator of the viral black women’s hair pilgrimage game- Hair Nah, took the internet by storm earlier this year. That’s because Hair Nah disrupted the status quo of what a video game narrative should look like and centered it around a black woman’s experience of having her hair touched without permission. Whew, chile! Let’s all sing Don’t Touch My Hair by Solange. In five years, I want to see more people of color centered narratives in video games because there is a big market need for it.

Today’s Leaders

We can’t discuss the future of the Black Girl Gaming community without acknowledging some of the leaders who are in the trenches right now doing the work. If you haven’t already, check out what the Official Black Girl Gamers are doing! Founder, Jay-Ann Lopez has a team of amazing community managers and Twitch streamers who are helping BGG members partake in a safe gaming space. Catch a stream at- https://www.twitch.tv/blackgirlgamers

Thumbstick Mafia is another organization created for women of color in the gaming industry. The founders, Anastasia “Seeker” (@chasinglux) and “Sharky” (@sharkyshood) are thought leaders in Black Gaming circles are create heavy hitting content. See their work at- https://thumbstickmafia.com/.

The Next 5 Years

Call me a hopeless romantic but, I see a bright future for Black Women and other Women of Color in the games industry. Not because the gatekeepers will finally open the doors of equality, but because Black Women have a history of making a way out of no way. Black Girl Gamers will continue to let their voices be heard and skills put on display for the next five years and beyond. To all of my black women in the games industry, just know, I’m rooting for you.

BREAKING NEWS: Shooting at Madden Tournament

BREAKING NEWS: Shooting at Madden Tournament

*UPDATED*

Madden Tournament in Jacksonville, Florida Turns Deadly

Sunday Afternoon a gunman opened fire in at a Madden Tournament. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirmed there are multiple fatalities including one of the potential gunmen. There are 4 officially dead. The shooting happened at Jacksonville Landing complex an shopping and dining facility downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

There isn’t any official news of there being more than one gunman. There are warnings via the Jax Sheriff’s Office Twitter page warning people to stay away from the area along with the hashtag #TheLandingMassShooting. The Twitter page confirms there are multiple people hiding in the landing. A SWAT team is sweeping the Landing.

The tournament was being streamed via Twitch, during the stream you can hear gunshots being fired in the back. The clip cannot any longer be viewed.


But still can be found on YouTube.

Drini Gjoka, a Madden competitive player, was at the tournament when everything popped off. He tweeted from safety, ‘The tourney just got shot up. I’m leaving and never coming back.’

Gjoka confirmed via his Twitter he did experience a non-fatal wound, a bullet hit his thumb.

A witness said venue security was nowhere to be found during the event and it was through word of mouth people were passing on the word that a shooting had happened and they should get it.

Updates:
There are possibly 5 dead and 10 wounded. There is a clip circulating with what seems to be a red laser going across one of the victim’s chest. We will not be posting that clip in this story. He is presumed dead.

Updates 4:32 pm EST

The GFLA Game Bar was hosting a Madden 19 tournament when the tragedy took place. The suspect, pronounced deceased, is a white male. At this point, we’re not sure if the shooter is a local or from out of town. There is speculation that he’s from Baltimore. The is a press conference which answered brief questions one confirming that The Landing is cleared.
Witnessed are saying they saw a man shooting at a park, then at the Library and finally The Landing.

Updated 4:05pm EST
It is confirmed the shooter took his own life. 6 victims total at the University of Florida Health Hospital only one needs to stay overnight. One of them being OLarry2k. We’re waiting to hear more on his condition. Twitter has confirmed he got the worst of it. Tony Montagnino, Twitter handle MaddenVtech, who was with him was shot twice but he is not in critical condition. We have yet to hear from Shift GodCole.

We’ve learned two of the victims’ identities SpotMe & TrueBoy are deceased.

Updated 9 pm EST:

The shooter has been identified as Baltimore resident David Katz. He won the Madden tournament in 2017

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There were many people who beat him. Witnesses saying he was acting strange and wearing the same clothes all weekend. And after playing matches certain contestants tried to shake his hand and Katz wasn’t having that. It is said he left the venue then came pack with his semi-automatic handgun.

D. Va Re-Engaging + New Patch Notes

D. Va Re-Engaging + New Patch Notes

Overwatch released a new short today, Shooting Star, featuring D.Va. It’s a quick short about her saving the town, Busan, by defeating the Kishin. This clip shows all of her latest moves; fusion cannons, defense matrix, boosters, micro missiles, light gun, and even self-destruct. Let’s take a quick second to recap on some of her hold moves, remember when self-destruct used to kill D.Va?!?! Thank you for buffs. It would be kind of cool if she could fly for longer but, then she may be busted; so I’m happy with the way she is right now.

Overwatch really want to show the authenticity in this map to the point where they traveled to Busan, South Korea and captured actual sound from the city to insert in the game. This is a quick peek at the new map, Busan. Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch director, announced today via a video at Gamescom.

There are three areas for heroes and villains to duke it out in Busan. One, the Sanctuary is in a temple packed in with traditional Korean elements.

(Photos from Blizzard.gamepress.com)

Second, downtown with shows and karaoke bars plus a deadly train that passes over the control point – that’s going to require some quick reflexes and multitasking.

Third, Meka Base with moving walls along the control point to create cover and be a hindrance.

Along with this map the patch includes:

Hero Gallery – Filter

View character cosmetics whether they are unlocked, seasonal events or OW League with the new filter.

Hero Updates:
Ana
– Biotic Rifle: Increase precision of Relative Aim Sensitivity while Zoomed by selecting Options>Controls>hero>Ana

Brigitte
– Shield Bash: Knocks down & gets knocked down by other charging targets like Reinhardt or Doomfist

Reinhardt
– Earthshatter: Consistently hits enemies near walls
No longer hits enemies that enter the damage cone after the wave has passed that area
No longer damages enemies behind barriers even if the barrier is later dropped or destroyed
Will always travel up inclines and around the payload

Developer Comments: We’ve given Earthshatter a complete overhaul to combat inconsistencies with its performance. These changes will make Earthshatter’s behavior more predictable and effective.

Widowmaker
– Widow’s Kiss: Increase precision of Relative Aim Sensitivity while Zoomed by selecting
Options>Controls>hero>Widowmaker

Game Browser & Custom Games

FFA Deathmatch:
Mercy begins a match with her Caduceus Blaster equipped
Blizzard World is now available in Deathmatch & Team Deathmatch

1v1 Mystery Heroes:
Mercy begins the match with her Caduceus Blaster equipped

Bugs Fixed:

The bug which prevented Torbjön Armor Packs Created statistic from updating if the ability landed directly on a friendly target

Communication Wheel
PC- the bug which caused a delay in selecting options on the wheel while cycling left

Heroes

Brigitte
The bug which caused Brigitte’s Shield Bash movement to be interrupted when she impacted Symmetra’s turrets

D.Va
The bug which allows D.Va to escape the map if she used call Mech while standing on Mei’s Ice Wall

Hanzo
The but which caused Dragonstrike Arrow size to be larger than his other arrows

Mei
The bug which causes Mei’s Cryo-freeze to block the line of sight for Mei’s Blizzard

Mercy
The bug which allows Mercy to gain ultimate charge from using her damage beam on attacks that can’t be damage boosted

Reaper
The bug which prevents Reaper’s Shadow Step from going on cooldown when interrupted

Roadhog
The bug which prevents Roadhog’s alternate fire now calculates falloff damage correctly

Reinhardt
The bug which sometimes prevented Reinhardt’s Earthshatter from landing if he is launched into the air during its cast

Sombra
The bug which prevents Sombra from destroying her Translocator if she is stunned or hacked

Symmetra
The bug which prevents Sombra’s Hack from canceling Symmetra’s Photon Barrier placement
The bug which causes Symmetra’s teleport UI to persist after elimination

Widowmaker
The bug which causes Widowmaker’s scoped shots on hero placed objects to count against her Scoped Weapon Accuracy statistic

Wrecking Ball
The bug which allows Wrecking Ball’s Piledriver to deal damage twice if he slid off the environment during its duration
The bug which allows Wrecking Ball’s primary fire to continue working if it is disabled in a custom game

The fans at Overwatch Festival have a chance to view the map today, the rest of us will enjoy it in just a few months.

Nintendo Directly Killed Luigi in Aug 2018

Nintendo Directly Killed Luigi in Aug 2018

Luigi dead and this the last Smash game ever, thanks for reading my article!

No seriously, they didn’t give Luigi back his soul and this Super Smash Bros Ultimate reveals new characters.

Characters
Simon/ Richter – which are similar in fight styles but different animations.
Alucard – Dracula’s son is an Assist Trophy
Chrom – Echo fighter for
Dark Samus – Echo fighter for Sammus
Rathalos – The first character to appear as Assist Trophy & boss
King K. Roo

Stages
Dracula’s Castle with monsters from the Castlevania series. Hitting candlesticks gives you items
Great Bay
Shadow Moses
Living Room
Gaur Plain
Figure-8 Circuit
Flat Zone X
Pokemon Stadium
Garden of Hope
Brinstar Depths
Summit
Unova Pokemon League
Magicant
Gamer
Final Destination
New Donk City Hall – we did it y’all; we have a black character in Smash – he’s just playing instruments.

With these new stages added there over 103 however, since you can choose battlefield or omega form for each stage this leaves over 300 stages to play on. And now you can transition in between stages during matches. With the old school stages, they kept the nostalgia but upgraded the experience, choose up two stages. There are over 900 songs, all the songs are derived from each title that is included in Smash.


The number of stages in Ultimate vs previous Smash games

Modes
The most impressive thing I’ve seen from Ultimate is its training stage. It shows you the range of attacks and how far characters fly from damage. This will be a game changer. Adding this stage shows me they are working to make this game more competitive. Sudden death is even a bit different, the camera zooms in and you start at 300% to create a sense of urgency. There is a tournament mode, choose the number of players and a bracket will be created. Tournament mode allows up to 32 players.
Squad Strike, 3v3 or 5v5. You can play with three players or play on a three-person team.
Smashdown, the previously selected fighters won’t be available after that round. So the more rounds you play, the smaller the selection of fighters get. The single-player mode is now called classic mode.

Opinion Piece
I think they’re going to put Goku is Smash and then you’ll know that it’s the last smash.

Masahiro Sakurai, director of Smash Ultimate, is sick of y’all!! Smash community, he’s done with you; he has to be! He said here is everyone, here is all the songs and stages you could ever want, please don’t @ me! What

A Little Bit of a Read
I really want is his take on the Smash community showing their behind at EVO. During the grand finals, players were throwing games and the audience were throwing things at the players because they didn’t like the characters they were playing with. This is unacceptable. Bear, who was present during this mini tantrum during the Super Smash Bros. Wii U Grand Finals reset said,

It was the first game of the GF reset. The players began by holding B, at 30 seconds in I pulled up the rules due to the fact that they were stalling. As soon as it passed 1.5 minutes I issued a yellow card for stalling and told them they got to play it out.

If I was Mr. Wizard himself, ain’t no Smash tourneys – that’s it. You don’t get to show your whole behind and still get an invitation!

Sakurai is Sick of the Smash Community

Sakurai is Sick of the Smash Community

Luigi dead and this the last Smash game ever, thanks for reading my article!

No seriously, they didn’t give Luigi back his soul and this Super Smash Bros Ultimate reveals new characters.

Characters
Simon/ Richter – which are similar in fight styles but different animations.
Alucard – Dracula’s son is an Assist Trophy
Chrom – Echo fighter for
Dark Samus – Echo fighter for Sammus
Rathalos – The first character to appear as Assist Trophy & boss
King K. Roo

Stages
Dracula’s Castle with monsters from the Castlevania series. Hitting candlesticks gives you items
Great Bay
Shadow Moses
Living Room
Gaur Plain
Figure-8 Circuit
Flat Zone X
Pokemon Stadium
Garden of Hope
Brinstar Depths
Summit
Unova Pokemon League
Magicant
Gamer
Final Destination
New Donk City Hall – we did it y’all we have a black character in Smash – he’s just playing instruments.

With these new stages added there are over 103 however since you can choose battlefield or omega form for each stage, this leaves over 300 stages to play on. And now you can transition in between stages during matches. With the old school stages, they kept the nostalgia but upgraded the experience, choose up two stages. There are over 900 songs, all the songs are derived from each title that is included in Smash.

The most impressive thing I’ve seen from Ultimate is its training stage. It shows you the range of attacks and how far characters fly from damage. This will be a game changer. Adding this stage shows me they are working to make this game more competitive. Sudden death is even a bit different, the camera zooms in and you start at 300% to create a sense of urgency. There is a tournament mode, choose the number of players and a bracket will be created. Tournament mode allows up to 32 players. Squad Strike, 3v3 or 5v5. You can play with three players or play on a three-person team. Smashdown, the previously selected fighters won’t be available after that round. So the more rounds you play, the smaller the selection of fighters get. The single-player mode is now called classic mode.

Opinion Piece
I think they’re going to put Goku in Smash and then you’ll know that it’s the last Smash.

Masahiro Sakurai, director of Smash Ultimate, is sick of y’all!! Smash community, he’s done with you; he has to be! He said here is everyone, here is all the songs and stages you could ever want, please don’t @ me! What I really want is his take on the Smash community showing their behind at EVO. During the grand finals, players were throwing games and the audience were throwing things at the players because they didn’t like the characters they were playing with. This is all I know about that event, I didn’t get to but, this is unacceptable. If I was Mr. Wizard himself, ain’t no Smash tourneys – that’s it. You don’t get to show your whole behind and still get an invitation!