It is a tough time to be online right now. We are watching as a whole race rises up against the systematic oppression they have experienced for years. It is hard not to be upset and the urge to help is strong. If you are in Australia you may feel like helping is too hard, the distance too great. Player 2 would like to remind you all though that Australia is by no means innocent. Indigenous Australians have been victimised and silenced by ingrained systemic racism and police brutality for generations. We, as a nation, have treated them in such a bad way for so long their voice is no longer even acknowledged let alone heard. So helping starts at home. Write to your local state or federal MP. Donate or assist a charity that works with the Aboriginal community. Educate yourself about the traditional owners of the land you are now sitting on. These are just some of the small but important steps each and every one of us needs to take to make Australia and, by extension, the world a better place. Player 2 would also like to say it is important to recognise all marginalised voices in this country, from the LGQBT+ community to disabled Australians to other minority ethnic and refugee groups, and work together to make this a truly equal place to live.
Scarlet Nexus Gets a Chance to Show Off
Bandai Namco dropped an animation trailer for their new action RPG Scarlet Nexus, which places you in the role of an elite warrior that uses a combination of swordsmanship and psychic abilities in order to lay waste to strange life forms that call themselves “Others” and who find the brains of living creatures to be their own particular delicacy. Taking on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, you will hack, slash and mind blitz (my term not theirs) your way through the “Others” as you strive to protect the citizens of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future, and possibly what a Brain Punk actually is.
After watching the trailer it looks like the kind of game that kicks into high gear and just blasts along at 100ks an hour, but I really like the art style and aesthetic of the world as well. While not much information is given about the characters or storyline it does look like it could be fun to play if you are into the hack and slash genre. It is a game I will keep my eyes out for and hopefully, we will get some more details for it soon.
While no release date has yet been set, it is confirmed that the game will be available for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and on the PC via Steam.
Shaun has been playing consoles since the days of the NES. He was fortunate enough to find a wife who not only supported his gaming habits, but has also encouraged his eldest daughter to join in as well.
When not playing games, working, or just being a dad in general, Shaun
is hitting the gym in his own personal quest to have a crack at Ninja