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Dead Island 2 consulted diversity council for “representative” LA

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.

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Nineball2112638d ago (Edited 638d ago )

Unbelievable. Why is this even a thing? Do the majority of gamers TRULY care about this? Ugggg....

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Christopher638d ago (Edited 638d ago )

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.

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Christopher638d ago

***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.

frostypants638d ago (Edited 638d ago )

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.

GhostTurtle638d ago

Hurtful? Youre fucking joking right?

Yppupdam638d ago

Didn't you know? Women never get enough credit for the things they didn't do. :P

Christopher637d ago

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?

Nineball2112636d ago

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.

Christopher636d ago

***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.

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frostypants638d ago (Edited 638d ago )

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...

Profchaos638d ago (Edited 638d ago )

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

TheColbertinator638d ago

We already have State of Decay for that

yeahokwhatever630d ago

tell me you havent been to Alabama without telling me you havent been to Alabama.