My Mafia III vids, posts, thoughts, etc

Here’s where I’ll put all my Mafia III meta, videos, thoughts and links to articles as they are published.

Mafia III VODS (exported from my twitch channel to YouTube)

Mafia III Reviews by POC:

Tanya DePass – Ontological Geek (my review!)

Tauriq Moosa – MWeb GameZone

Terence Wiggins – Paste Games

Justin Jones – I Need Diverse Games

Jonathan Ore – CBC News (I was interviewed for this review!)

Justin Carter – Twinfinite.net 

The only Mafia III review by a non-POC I’m linking and here’s why:

“Being a white dude, racism is something I’ve never experienced and never will, so I’m not going to sit here trying to talk about how effective Mafia III’s portrayal of it is – it’s not my place. Instead, I want to to draw attention to comments from a number of people of colour, many (but not all) of whom have praised Mafia III’s handling of the subject matter.”

Mafia III Review by Matthew Codd – NZ Gamer

Mafia III Articles by POC:

Austin Walker interview with Charles Webb, head writer on Mafia III – Vice

Why Mafia III should tackle race head on – Austin Walker, EIC Waypoint/Vice

From New Bordeux to Harlem: Strong Women in Service to Men – Not Your Mama’s Gamer

It’s a Family Affair – From Father to Son – Not Your Mama’s Gamer

Be Real Black For Me – Luke Cage and Lincoln Clay as the Heroes We Need – NYMGamer

Mafia III posts (via tumblr)

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Complete image and transcription courtesy of Jessica Alouette

“Mafia III takes place in a fictionalized version of the American South in 1968.

We sought to create an authentic and immersive experience that captures this very turbulent time and place, including depictions of racism.

We find the racist beliefs, language, and behaviors of some characters in the game abhorent, but believe it is vital to include these depictions in order to tell Lincoln Clay’s story.”

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“Most importantly, we felt that to not include this very real and shameful part of our history would have been offensive to the millions who faced – and still face – bigotry, discrimination, prejudice, and racism in all it’s forms.”