Blizzard announced that it was renaming Overwatch's McCree due to controversy surrounding the real-life Jesse McCree. Voice actor Matthew Mercer has finally spoken out about the matter.
No it didn't. Most people that play Overwatch don't even know or care about the issues with Blizzard right now.
and the people who care will be upset that Blizzard allowed it to happen not that they kept a name
Its literally one of a number of issues currently plaguing the company. A symptom of an old corrupt exploitive culture not isolated to Blizzard. That there's another likely apparent - to some - corrupt exploitive culture waiting/moving to replace it, is sadly - kind of - besides the point.
And not only that but they willingly attracted attention to the issue since by changing the name they will make people wonder and look into it. It'll back fire since it's gonna make more people upset and possibly boycott. Changing the name of a character in a freaking videogame trivializes what actually matters regarding the issue
Did it though? I know he's just saying it because if he said otherwise the twitter mob would have slaughtered him, ruining potential future work for him but hardly anyone knew except the hardcore fanbase that he shared the name with a blizzard employee in the whole scandal.
Thing is, now that it is known, its being made public. And the longer all of this mess continues, that information will also become more known.
A good way to understand how absurd this is would be by replacing McCree with John. Imagine changing a character's name because some John has some beef with the studio. It's ludricous. More important than being based on the real guy's name is that the name McCree was actually a badass name for a cowboy.
Anyone old enough to remember the 3DO, Sega CD gun game "Mad Dog McCree"??
no, getting rid of sexually abusive people in your company "needed to happen" changing a name is just their way of acting like they didn't ignore horrible sexual abuse at their company for years
I think it was a pre-emptive move before someone makes a connection between the two.
People are so damned dumb.
I'm sure there are A LOT of Stevens out there that need to change their name too...
The dude wasn't Hitler and most people thought McCree was named after Mad Dog McCree if anything before this big fiasco. It's a shallow attempt at fixing Blizzard and doing more harm than good.
Again with Overwith 🤣 Who cares. I'm hoping Blizzard just falls, that company is shit it was great back in the day. I would fall off my chair laughing if Overwatch 2 was suddenly canceled or on an indefinite pause.
So brave it's almost stunning
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