Greetings folks! It’s your friendly neighborhood GotR site contributor. Today I have a trailer to show you for the final DLC for the popular game Fallout 4, Nuka World. It’s a pretty basic gameplay trailer but it seems fairly interesting to me. Check it out for yourself below.
After watching that myself It feels kinda creepy. Whether that’s a good thing or bad has yet to be determined. As for what we’re getting in the new DLC, it appears to be some new settlement/crafting features and items. Some new weapons (obviously). And it looks like it might be in the main Commonwealth zone. All in all this DLC looks pretty cool. Although it does feel more like a gimmick. Here’s hoping it has an interesting story to it. Although it appears to be pretty simple in regards to its narrative.
I’ll admit that most of the DLC for Fallout 4 have been okay at best. Save for Far Harbor of course. Nuka World does look promising but I don’t want to get my hopes up too high. I elect that we just wait and see how Nuka World turns out. We all now what happens when we get overhyped on something and end up being disappointed when it came for its time to shine. I know it’s Bethesda and I know it’ll have issues but what really matters is its content and I’m afraid it’ll be similar to the mediocrity that was Automatron. Here’s hoping I’m wrong.
So what did you think of the gameplay trailer for Fallout 4’s final DLC Nuka World? Did you love it? Hate it? Don’t really care? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to know what you have to say. And don’t forget to check out our YouTube channel and take a gander at our various discussion vidcasts, a new season of discussions starts this fall. As always thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you in the next article. Bye bye!
The first major Star Wars: Rogue One trailer released just now and Geeks of the Round is excited to bring it to you! So here you go!
So what did you think? Can a Star Wars film do well without Jedi? We will see when it releases in December! Tell us what you think in the comments or on the forums!
Editors note: The opinions expressed here are those of myself, Matthew Moore, and not.. nah.. screw this. I know my people, we all know this to be true. There will be cursing however. So if you are easily offended by that or conversations about race, I suggest staying away from all things Marvel dating as far back as the 1963 with the first publication of “X-Men”.
Luke Cage is black.
I know, it comes as a shock to many of you, but he is. He grew up and now lives in Harlem. Harlem which boasts such streets as Martin Luther King Blvd, Malcolm X Blvd, Frederick Douglas Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, is a predominantly black area. This show takes place in that neighborhood.
I mention this because I am waiting for the shit storm. I am waiting for the articles and comments “This show is too black” or “they excluded whites, so how is that equality?”. I am waiting for that to happen and it will enrage me. 1 in 7 people within the US identify as “black”. That’s a lot of people. Yet the idea that they get fair representation in media is laughable, even within Marvel’s own shows. Daredevil, season 1 for example. In Hell’s kitchen, two fleshed out characters that weren’t white. One was an evil Chinese stereotype, the other was Claire Temple. Two.. that’s it, in all of Hell’s kitchen, which is half white, which means other half should be be.. non-white.
Jessica Jones is another example. The show is about equality. That women can do everything men can and they generally go through more doing it. That’s awesome! Great! But in a show that partially takes place in Hell’s Kitchen and partial takes place in Harlem, there are two non-whites highlighted in the show, Claire Temple again and Luke Cage. Even the guy who watches Luke Cage’s bar, IN HARLEM, when Luke Cage is not around, is white. That may be honest to the established story, but it is not honest to the neighborhoods portrayed.
So lets be honest. A show that takes place in Harlem should have almost all black characters. And it does. Looking at the trailer I saw three white guys in the background (never their face), one Puerto Rican (Shades Alvarez, played by Theo Rossi), two Chinese and the rest of the cast shown, which is substantial, black. This is actually accurate to the neighborhood portrayed and its about time.
Bonus points: They didn’t go to the extreme of that and make the villain white. (White devil stereotype) even though they easily could have with the return of Kingpin.
Will there be a white in this show that is highlighted? I am positive there will be, it might even be Daredevil. Every show has to have their token minority. Please don’t be upset because your preferred genre of shows and movies actually decides (for once) to portray the demographics of an area accurately.
So tell us what you think. You can do it either here in the comments or in our forums. Please note that while everyone’s opinions matter, if we think you are intentionally trolling or are outright being racist, you will be deleted or even banned. Your opinions still matter, just not here. We’d love to hear from the rest of you though!
Here is another look at the trailer:
Luke Cage released it first trailer today, 7 weeks away from its pending premiere. It looks.. AMAZING! Check it out here!
So what did you think? Let us know in the comments, on the Geeks of the Round forums or.. I wrote an article on the racial social impact this show should bring, talk with us there!
An open letter to Rotten Tomatoes and the public:
So thanks to T-Mobile I have a free ticket to go see Suicide Squad opening day Friday. And you know what? I am mostly likely going to thoroughly enjoy it.
So Matt Atchity, you may not remember me, but I did many Google On-Air Hangouts with you while you were on Fox 11 in LA with Maria Quiban. Now while I am not going to jump on the RT hate wagon, (because you don’t do the reviews, you folks just tally them), is it at all possible to give larger weight to user reviews vs professional reviews? Maybe base the Fresh score on audience score? I mean its safe to say the site is made for the public and not industry insiders and its obvious that the public and the reviewers are in deep disagreement on an increasing number of movies now. It just makes sense to let the public decide for themselves.
And besides, it would help prevent smaller movies from being judged unfairly by just a couple critics.
I find that the topic of racism is often one that automatically puts people on the defensive. I also find that there are many people out there who don’t see racism, even when it’s on a billboard in front of them.
Some of those people will be wondering why I’ve chosen Tarzan as an image for this post. Some people might even be offended when I say that the opinion piece I’m writing here could just as easily be about Danny Rand, The Iron Fist.
When I was a kid, I never really thought about it. Even in my late tenties, when Disney’s Tarzan came out, it still didn’t strike me as strange, but now, when I think cynically about the story, I feel a little uncomfortable.
Tarzan, and Iron Fist, at their core, are about a lost white child raised in a foreign environment, and rises to be the best in that environment. Tarzan, raised by apes, becomes King of the Jungle, above and beyond all the actual black people who live in the damned jungle. Danny Rand, raised by monks and taught martial arts, even as a later starter than his fellow students, rises to the top and becomes the Iron Fist.
The cynical old man in me sees these as stories where rich white kids (Lord Greystoke’s heir and the heir to the Rand fortune), because of nothing other than their genetics, are better than those who have lived for generations in their environment. It’s as if the authors, knowingly or not, felt that the essential whiteness and wealth of their heroes meant that they would excel above and beyond any other race.
Then, of course there’s the non racist counterparts. For Tarzan, there’s Jungle Book, and for Iron Fist, there’s Black Panther, both of which involve people of colour rising to the top, but they only do so in the lands of their birth, so while they are race positive, they don’t actually balance out.
What I want to see in the future is better balance. I want to see stories about people of colour who rise to the top of white societies, and no, I don’t mean rising to the top of the ghetto, or cleaning up the ghetto. Barack Obama is an example in reality for writers to draw from, and about the only example I can think of from fiction is Trading Places. We need balance added to the historical non-malicious, likely unintentional racism of white authors creating white characters that conquer the homes of people of colour.
Maybe some of the people who read this will write stories like the ones I want.