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The Overwatch community has been shaken by a controversial “social experiment”. “Ellie”, the first female North American Overwatch Contenders player, was actually an imposter. Both Blizzard and Overwatch Contenders team Second Wind have confirmed the sad truth. Overwatch Contenders is a tournament for potential pro players. Twelve teams in each of the seven Contender regions battle it out multiple times a year, and the winners have a chance of joining the Overwatch League. Overwatch Contenders team Second Wind signed on a player only known as Ellie at the last minute. Every other player has listed their full name and gaming handle, but Ellie reportedly did not want... Read more...
Is all publicity, good publicity? Video games, especially crime-based games such as Grand Theft Auto and Mafia, tend to garner controversy. The issues surrounding Mafia III, the latest game in the Mafia franchise, however, are rather unique in nature. In Mafia III, the gamer plays as Lincoln Clay, a mixed-race soldier who has just returned from Vietnam to the fictional, New Orleans-inspired city of New Bordeaux. Clay soon joins the “family business” in an African-American mob. One of Clay’s tasks is to steal vehicles from Thomas Burke, an Irish mob leader with not-so-subtle connections to the Irish Republican Army (IRA). Burke claims that the cars are to “keep the Belfast law guessing when things... Read more...