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    In order to support the current Black Lives Matter political movement across the United States, previously-scheduled game show events have been pushed back to better allow "more important discussions" to be heard. CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077-focused event, Night City Wire, originally set to take place on June 11th, has been delayed to June 25th. Meanwhile, IGN's month-long Summer of Gaming was going to kick off on June 4th, but will now take place a few days later, on June 8th. IGN has also set aside a $1 million find through their publishing company, Humble Bundle, dedicated specifically to getting video games created by black developers published. This follows Sony also delaying their PlayStation 5 event for the same reason.

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  3. TomRannd

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    Does it really surprise anyone?
     
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    is black lives matter the new covid 19 now
     
  5. Bedel

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    Well that's actually great
     
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    geez, firms just have to capitalize on the latest "trend" provided there's sufficiently large media coverage when they have the chance
     
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    I'll just casually sit back and enjoy my PC Gamer event news on June 6th
     
  8. driverdis

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    These companies don’t actually care and are just capitalizing on this movement.

    I am not going to turn this discussion political but people who look at numbers and facts for mistreatment of POC understand that the numbers are way down and actual racism is down as well.

    I understand protesting for a cause but the numbers show the cause has already been won a while ago and what needs to continue to happen is purging of bad people in jobs like law enforcement, which the amount of people who fall into this group decline each year.

    I just believe everyone should approach such movements with facts and data vs whatever the media outlets (Republican or Democrat) say.
     
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    Here's how I read their statement: "We don't think we'll get enough buzz due to current events, so we're postponing until we can get the proper amount of free marketing." Of course, they don't have the balls to admit that outright, so they hand-wave it as them being concerned about said current events.
     
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    Can't wait for another company to cash in on this!
     
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    I didn't even know there was a Cyberpunk 2077 event coming. Well, got another thing to look forward to.
     
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    oh no how sad
     
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    holy fuck your sig goes so well with all your comments
     
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    brent says no comment!
     
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    Violent, racist rioters do not deserve any kind of support. People who willfully burn down and demolish peoples' homes and places of occupation, people who willfully physically harm innocent people, people who harass and abuse people for being "white"; these people do not deserve ANY support. Black Lives Matter is ALL of these despicable, irredeemable things. If it had been a peaceful protest, then things would be different; however, it wasn't.

    I do agree with the fundamental idea - race shouldn't be a factor in one's success or life expectancy - but this radicalisation? This extreme? Hell no. Black Lives Matter is a racially-motivated terrorist group, as proven by their horrendous actions over the years.

    The worst thing about this is, is that these delays are just publicity stunts; they don't really care about politics, they're just doing this as the "easy way out". They might as well have done nothing in regards to the violent riots, and not delayed anything.
     
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    We all knew IGN would screw it up somehow and while we still have time for a proper one I must admit I did not expect this one.

    I hope it is a cynical move, though I am surprised they give it that much of a threat (either in general or some kind of nonsense counter reaction).
     
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    That's an Yikes from me
     
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    Damn, you guys
     
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    Free extra development time AND virtue signaling. Couldn`t be cozier for them.
     
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    It amazes me that people actually fall for these. My personal favorite was the Activision-Blizzard one. They care about black protesters as much as they care about the citizens in Hong Kong.

    If I was gay or black, I'd be even more angry at companies trying to profit off of my race or sexual orientation.
     
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