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- When Spider-Man: Miles Morales crawled on the screen right at the start of the PS5 event The Future of Gaming, I thought it was Spider-Man 2. I thought that's what 2020 needs. It looks like I expected a lot more from the future of gaming than the reality holds
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How many blockbuster films do you actually know that feature an LGBTQI person in the lead role without making LGBTQI the main theme of the film? How many blockbusters do you know who feature a black person in the lead role without making racism the main theme of the film? How many AAA games do you know that do exactly that - and show better than blockbuster films?
There are these films and games. If we let our eyes wander into the indie sector, there are examples; and some well-known series also defend themselves against the stereotype of the white, heterosexual man who saves the world in the main role: the prime series American Gods puts the black character Shadow in the foreground, the English series London Spy and In the Flesh show gays Character in the main roles without treating homosexuality in focus. We cannot speak of blockbusters here, a large audience is reached elsewhere.
What Miles Morales animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse does right is pushed back into the corner of the extensions by Spider-Man: Miles Morales; of the additional game that you have to buy extra to play a non-white Spider-Man: That is actually the argument of Veve Jaffa's article "Downloadable Diversity" - diversity exists in the video game sector, but you have to pay it extra buy; the main game series remain largely free of it:
If you are a lesbian and would like to play or see a romance in which you feel represented, you have to buy a DLC - you have to look for supporting characters or watch indie films. Because in the mainstream, the female Star Wars protagonist Rey is a faux pas in the eyes of some fans, You could say Mass Effect, but Mass Effect 1 only allowed lesbian relationships, not gays. Why? You all know exactly why, because it wasn't a coincidence back then; and it was only in the third part of the series that it was even possible to have a gay relationship: in a science fiction role-playing game; in a fully imagined world that has made a name for itself, leaving the player open to all possibilities and playing in a place that could really make everything possible far from our universe.
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