Dambuster Studios' diversity council played a pivotal role in helping develop Dead Island 2's striking tone and the characters you'll find in game.
Unbelievable. Why is this even a thing? Do the majority of gamers TRULY care about this? Ugggg....
WWI game: Ugh, why are there women warriors we can play as, they weren't on the frontlines. We need realism!
Dead Island 2: Ugh, why are they trying to make it realistic to LA? No one cares about that.
Also: “We were very cautious to take anything that would feel like a hurtful stereotype and that’s why, in the studio, we have a diversity council that helps us understand whether we’ve pushed something too far.”
So, yeah, kind of nice to see them trying to make references without making hurtful references IMHO. It kind of sucks to play games where you're the butt of a joke just because of where or to whom you were born.
***DI 2 isnt trying to be realistic***
Apparently, they are trying to be realistic. Otherwise they wouldn't be pulling from LA as a source to create tones and characters in the game.
You don't need a "diversity council" to make a realistic LA. You just need demographic statistics and a few people who live in LA. It's the fact that they made this so hard that they felt it is a significant achievement that is laughable.
Hurtful? Youre fucking joking right?
Didn't you know? Women never get enough credit for the things they didn't do. :P
I like how upset people are at them trying to not make other people upset. Having empathy and caring for people, why would you even do it?
Why are you replying to me as if I've said anything about a WWI game?
Now, explain in specificity, what "hurtful stereotype" can be made with ZOMBIES?
So, no... it's silly, unneeded and unbelievable IMHO. The butt of a joke? What are you going on about? LOL. It's ZOMBIES in Los Angeles. Again... unbelievable.
***Now, explain in specificity, what "hurtful stereotype" can be made with ZOMBIES? ***
The exact same ones that can be made with humans since zombies are made from humans.
Just look at people's response to the saints row characters and how they are presented/written and perhaps they don't want to get into that sort of issue. Perhaps nothing too political. Perhaps nothing too Hollywood that's questionable. Perhaps not as many blondes. So on and so on.
They could have just looked at a Wikipedia entry on LA demographics. But nah, better to pay a ton of money to a bunch of useless grifters...
gotta check them boxes.
LA seems like a diverse place so it makes sense it's not like they are going to make it based in Alabama no offence to anyone from there but I'm not from US it's the most country place I can think of
We already have State of Decay for that
tell me you havent been to Alabama without telling me you havent been to Alabama.
Bring more representation of the obscure and criminals in this game too.
Here’s the thing, I get being diverse, but you don’t have to go about it like you’re an idiot. I don’t understand the need for a diversity council.
It's so that way if there is an issue they can blame it on the council
That's actually a really good answer, lol.
The issue is that people are judging this as a need and not something the studio WANTS.
There’s never a need; they just want to use one. It’s their choice.
It's cool they're going to this length to make sure people feel inclusive in a zombie apocalypses, but to be perfectly honest, I really just want to blow up some zombies while wearing a funny hat.
heh kinda cool. as a resident of los angeles i can say we certainly have all types of people here.
Why do you need to consult anyone? It’s LA. Just make a bunch of diverse models and be done with it. Why go through all that effort for such an easy fix?
Wow, how ridiculous can you get..smh
Called Dead Island but in LA, not on an island. I think they need to work more on clarifying that than diversity
This is the article with the most spam I have seen here in a while.
Watching an youtube video such as this one https://www.youtube.com/wat... would have the same exact effect so I'm not sure if they want us to somehow be impressed by this or if their goal was to be laughed at?
Seems like they could have saved a lot of time and money by just looking at statistics, census counts, and you know, just watching videos of people walking around in LA
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