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Comic Con London defends cosplay blackface call

Comic Con London defends cosplay blackface call

Entertainment
Judges at this year's EuroCosplay Championships in London have defended their decision to ban a finalist from the competition after her costume faced accusations of blackface.French Cosplay Cup winner Alice Livanart was told she would no longer be able to compete at the London event as Pyke - a character from League of Legends - because she had chosen a character whose skin tone was darker than her own. Image: Cosplayers can spend hundreds of hours and thousands of pounds on outfits The video game character - an undead deep-sea harpooner - although entirely fictional, is widely considered to be black.Speaking at MCM Comic Con London, guest judge Diana Tolin told Sky News that while she understood there was probably no intention to of...
Call of Duty breaks records as publisher faces Hong Kong backlash

Call of Duty breaks records as publisher faces Hong Kong backlash

Technology
A mobile version of video game Call of Duty has been downloaded more than 100 million times in its first week.However, a boycott aimed at the game's publisher, Activision Blizzard, has been launched after Blizzard placed a 12-month ban on a Hearthstone gamer who staged an online protest over the political crisis in Hong Kong.The hashtag #Blizzardboycott is now trending on Twitter.Boycotters included Mark Kern, a developer who has worked for Blizzard."It's done," tweeted Mr Kern, with a screenshot suggesting he had just cancelled his subscription to World of Warcraft."Unless/until they completely reverse their stance on this issue (which, unfortunately, doesn't seem likely) they will get no more money from me," wrote one Reddit us...
Watch: New ‘Last Of Us Part II,’ ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ in Playstation State of Play

Watch: New ‘Last Of Us Part II,’ ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ in Playstation State of Play

Entertainment
Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Sony's Playstation Sate of Play live stream event Tuesday began with a preview of Humanity, leading into footage from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The live stream previewed several games coming to Playstation 4, Playstation VR and Playstation Store, concluding with a look at next year's The Last Of Us Part II. The Last of Us Part II showed footage of Ellie traversing bloody snow and entering a decrepit city overgrown with vegetation. She makes her way to an underground subway station. There are plenty of zombies, monsters and attack dogs in the footage before Joel returns to join her fight. The Last Of Us Part II hits stores Feb. 21. Humanity showed swarms of multi-colored humans traversing blocks and obstacles, with a little bit of battle. The game is coming next year...
Millions call for more action on climate change in global protests

Millions call for more action on climate change in global protests

World
Across the globe, millions of people, mostly students and children, have taken part in demonstrations calling for more urgent action from their governments to tackle climate change.The protests, inspired by Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg, started in the Pacific islands and then continued across Australia, Japan, Southeast Asia before moving on to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas - 139 nations in all. Young people stayed away from school while employees did not go into work during the day of mass protests. An estimated 250,000 people gathered in New York to hear Miss Thunberg, 16, tell them their efforts have put world leaders under fresh scrutiny."The eyes of the world will be on them. They have a chance to prove that they too are united behind the science. They ...