Sunday Newspapers | Rock Paper Shotgun
Sunday is to go to the landfill to move all my junk. Before you put some trash bags on your shoulder, let’s read this week’s top gaming articles.
Eurogamer Pride Week was a great source of LGBT + articles. Jay Castello kicked off with his track Queer play being everywhere.
And it’s getting more and more interesting, influenced by the changes and growth of queer culture online as a whole. I’ve been a part of the Ace Attorney fandom for 15 years and there has always been a good number of popular gay relationships. They’re not canon, but they’re an integral part of this extended creative play within the fandom. But over the course of this decade and a half, more diverse interpretations have grown in popularity.
For the entry, Aimee Hart wrote about Voice AI is scary these days, and why video game players hate it.
Naturally, these kinds of advancements make video game voice actors nervous. “There’s the instinctive worry of ‘This is going to take our jobs,’ and I think in some cases that will happen,” Natalie Winter, voice actress in games such as Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, told me. via DM. With ever improving technology and affordable internet, there has been a boom in voice acting that can be done at home and, as Winter tells me, the competition is pretty fierce. “It’s sad to think that if AI voices become good enough to be widely used,” she says, “then these opportunities will diminish again.”
In Into The Spine, Aditya Felix wrote about virtue in worldliness. Yes, that’s one of the reasons I watch Red Dead Redemption 2 so fondly.
There is also a meditative effect to these tasks. This is also where I take the time to bathe, clean my horse, eat with my friends, drink at the bar and play poker. Routines like this give me a semblance of order, as I finish one small task after another. It may seem unnecessary; I do not progress through the main campaign, nor do I complete the side quests. I’m not even looking for achievements or looking for Easter eggs. Instead, this time spent working on a daily basis gives me time and space to recharge my batteries, especially during times when I’m particularly exhausted from real-world fatigue.
For Mashable, Matt Binder looks like in the dark world of influencers promoting cryptocurrency.
“Let’s be clear, these things are absolutely worthless bullshit,” David Gerard, author of Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tryed to Take Over the Money and Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain, told me in a phone conversation. “You only hear from the people who won and never from the people who lost.” He continued. “If you buy the coin, your money is gone, and you might be able to get it back if you sell the Magic Beans to someone else, which is basically the story of crypto in general.”
I spotted this Tweet the other day and thought it was pretty cool. This might be one of my favorite Kanye albums, so it’s really a surprise.
Kanye West randomly sampled CS: GO on his 2016 album TLOP and people didn’t notice. (wears headphones) pic.twitter.com/uPraOwSnqc
– Baker (@BakerCS_) June 24, 2021
This week’s music is Tyler The Creator’s latest album, Call me if you get lost. It’s a no-jump business, and the production is ridiculous. Already a contender for my album of the year.
It’s me. Good Sunday to all !