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Asmongold slams ‘idiots’ upset at black characters in World of Warcraft

Published: 16/Oct/2020 17:31

by Jacob Hale

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Popular World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold has called out the “stupidity” of WoW players who are upset at the inclusion of black characters in the game.

All the way back at BlizzCon 2019, World of Warcraft director Ion Hazzikostas revealed a bunch of new features coming to WoW with the Shadowlands expansion, including new character customization options that included black, Asian and Hispanic skin options.

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Naturally, this means a more diverse range of people in Azeroth, including NPCs, but this appears to have upset a certain group of people.

To those people, the idea of black people in World of Warcraft makes no sense, but Asmongold was quick to shut down those complaints when he saw a post on Reddit about it.

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World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands expansion pre-patch launched on October 13.

After reading through some of the comments made during a stream when two black characters appeared on screen, questioning the reason for having them, Asmon swiftly called the comments out.

“This is kind of a dumb thing to get mad about,” he said. “It’s just stupid. You can have orcs, trolls, you can have spirits, you can have the Lich King, but you can’t have a black person?”

He went on: “How is it you can have a dragon but not a black dude? What’s the logic behind that? I think it’s silly.”

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Asmon continued, saying that there were a few “dumbos” getting mad about it, but frequently reiterates his stance that there is no logic behind the complaints, but that as a new story is being built in the Shadowlands expansion, it doesn’t affect or go against the lore of the game.

Obviously, as with any change like this, there will always be a subsection of fans that are upset, despite having no tangible impact on gameplay at all — though hopefully this becomes less of an issue down the line.

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K/DA confirms collab with K-pop group TWICE on ‘ALL OUT’ EP

Published: 16/Oct/2020 15:28

by Daniel Cleary

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League of Legends pop group K/DA has finally revealed the official roster of artists for their upcoming “ALL OUT” EP and it features massive stars such as TWICE, Madison Beer, (G)-I-DLE, and more.

Following the global success of their debut track “POP/STARS” in 2018, the League of Legends group is now returning with a full EP, after announcing the project alongside the release of their latest hit, “THE BADDEST.”

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Since Riot announced the return of the League of Legends pop group, K/DA fans have been patiently waiting to see just who will appear on their upcoming tracks, and, on October 16, they have finally released the official roster and tracklist.

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K/DA is making their return with a new look and plenty of features for their upcoming “ALL OUT” EP.

The pop group was initially based around four League of Legends characters, Akali, Ahri, Evelynn, and Kai’Sa. But, Riot revealed they would be featuring even more members, as seen with the new character, Seraphine, and shared plans to add more artists into the mix.

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Their latest roster announcement came as a welcome surprise to many K/DA fans as it was revealed that the original cast of Madison Beer, Jaira Burns, and (G)-I-DLE’s SOYEON and MIYEON would all be included.

However, there were plenty of new collaborations and one of the most exciting ones listed included a track with the incredibly popular Korean girl group TWICE, who will be featured on the upcoming track “I’LL SHOW YOU.”

With TWICE consisting of nine members in total, it is quite likely that they will play a massive role in the upcoming release, alongside fellow artists Bekuk BOOM and Annika Wells.

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However, while all of the upcoming songs for the “ALL OUT” EP have now been confirmed, it is still unclear when exactly it will be released, with many expecting it to drop after LoL Worlds 2020 concludes.

You can find the full K/DA ALL OUT tracklist and featured artists below.

K/DA’s “ALL OUT” EP Tracklist

  • THE BADDEST –  Bea Miller, Wolftyla, (G)-I-DLE
  • MORE – Madison Beer, (G)-I-DLE, Lexie Liu, Jaira Burns, Seraphine
  • VILLAIN – Madison Beer, Kim Petras
  • DRUM GO DUM – Aluna, Wolftyla, Bekuh BOOM
  • I’LL SHOW YOU – TWICE, Bekuh BOOM, Annika Wells