J Station X: Blizzard confirms that Overwatch character Pharah has Native American heritage, following cultural appropriation criticisms about her Native skins.
Who gives a damn what heritage is!, in the end is going to be used for one purpose to kill the opposite team and win the match, putting descendance in a video game character is just meant to cause controversy purposely by the developer so they can gain more attraction for their game, imo I think that is very cheap by the developer. I mean can we have cool characters to play and know they are cool just because of the things it does in the game ?, for example Dante in the PS2 era, freaking badass character killing demons and beasts, oh but wait what heritage Dante is??......who gives a damn!, damn character kills freaking demons and beast while heavy rock is playing in the background!.......but....bu... .the demons and beast what descendance have?, do they have families?.......just shut up!!! :D
You don't have to care. Some people do care about how they can relate to a character. if nobody cared we'd be playing as stick figures. I know I feel more related to characters who are underdogs or went through something similar as I did or looks a little bit like me. Which makes me care more about the character. The more I care about the character the more I'm willing to invest in it, like buying extra costumes for example. Which is what they're trying to accomplish. This doesn't take anything away from the game.
Blizzard literally goes into Tumblr, see's what theories people have made, decides to do them for brownie points
Probably the worst cesspool on the internet to search for any sort of rational thought.
Wasn't she Egyptian? And yes, I don't know. Don't really care given how character backgrounds mean little to nothing in terms of the game as far as gameplay is concerned. This is all about external context lore.
Can’t she be both? Two parents = two possible heritages.
Its reaching for one far fetched if not impossible for another. Does start to look insulting if only being done so that game designers can legitimize things like this. Then again it shouldn't be an issue if someone wants to dress from other cultures.
Why is it reaching or far-fetched/impossible? If a person of Egyptian descent mates with a person of Native American descent, the resulting offspring would be of both Egyptian and Native American descent. That's not only possible, but it's probably already happened in the world somewhere.
The issue isn't that such is possible in the real world but rather than in this context where a game character of mostly undefined origin and history, aside from appearance, is suddenly and conveniently something else in addition as some in the audience call "cultural appropriation." Again, I have no problem with an Egyptian character sporting a Native American redesign suit for a Halloween event or whatever, but that they have to now rewrite her in order to justify or allow her to wear it. I mean, FFS, is Diva now American-Korean because of the 50s retro suit?
It's really weird that people actually give a damn about this. All I give a shit about is that she's fun to shoot rockets at people with.
"Cultural appropriation" f**k off
Despite this game being fun (from what I hear). The only articles I ever see about this game pertain to a characters sex, background, political opinion, etc. Just about everything but the actual gameplay / game itself. I essentially have come to view this game as a "Look guys! We've got everyone!" which is nice and all, but that's not why I game. Apparently however, it influences others.
Proportionally, it is a TINY part of the game, and even then it only really pertains to its expanded universe (from its comics really). As it happens, N4G articles tend to get "hot" if they are related to the very-popular sjw-identity politics and liberal/progressive gaming media thing. Now I do think Blizzard is guilty of pandering, but I don't think this is really a big deal. From what I can see though, most of these decisions were made post-design, all this stuff about Tracer being a lesbian or Symmetra being autistic, it's not really all that relevant to the core game... the narrative of the game is elusive, as it's just a subtext to an online shooter, where the only way to really learn about it is by venturing outside of the game itself through trailers, comics etc... Point is, the core game is fantastic and this stuff is really just fluff to appease a certain demographic.
Thank you. Well said.
What race are their fu***ng extortionate loot boxes
Lol, still pretending cultural appropriation is real, huh?
"Look at how virtuous we are!"
This just like the whole uproar on what bloody sexual orientation of which character is which. Just make them visually pleasing and leave the rest of "character" development to the fans so they can be whatever they are fantisizing about so then the SJW and whatever social marxist brainwashed morons can shut the fuck up and play the game! Problem solved!
How about if the brainwashed right wing haters stop complaining and just shut up and play the game, or don't but still just shut up. Why do you have to complain? Why can't you just accept that some people like this and that's ok?
Because pandering to sjw and gang means the game developers arent able to create their games as they were intended. Games get updated for the change just so to appease them. How about you lot boycott the game and let the rest of us play? You like all the "Character" Development? Theres a thing called FANFICTION! Go make it up yourself and stop wasting developers time and money in complaining and resulting them in doing unecessary crap on characters such as which one is which sexual orientation, and who is allowed to strike what pose as deemed acceptable.
Why are you telling me to boycott the game? I like it, I'm happy with the backstory. As for fan fiction and making this character Native American if anything this only increases the potential for fan fiction. You talk about developer money, it's their money they can spend it how they want. Heck if they want to put it in a bonfire and burn it they can, because it's their money. Would you like it if I told you how to spend your money? Hey, If you want to reduce complaining you could always start with yourself... just sayin.
"cultural appropriation" I think you misspelled appreciation.
This is literally just like the whole “Tracer is a lesbian” thing. Who gives a flying f*ck. This warrants neither response of “oh you’re so great and amazing and inclusive, Blizzard!”, or “screw you, you cuck ass SJW’s!”. The only response this deserves is “ok”, as in NO ONE CARES.
Tumblr jibber, Oh Blizzard how you've fallen, probably "Gender fluid" too lmfao, pretty sure she was from Egypt but whatever.
Jstationx, nuff said.
lol Blizzard "confirms" this, as though these "characters" are real people. Can't we like.... deport stupid people to Mars or something, so we don't have to read dumb s**t like shit? I know there's hardly any atmosphere there, but really, who cares?
Well... uh I'm not sure whats make you think you're so smart... but I agree we should send people to Mars but only the intolerant people who try to decide what other people can do, say and enjoy. I have a first class ticket to mars for you sir, please enjoy the flight.
This is pretty much blizzard conforming to the fans
I think nobody was offended by this or anything. It's just that...who gives a Native American skin on a Egyptian female. It just doesn't make any sense, fictional vg character or not.
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