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By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: August 12, 2021 at 1:58 PM BST

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Apex Legends lead game designer has been fired for racist and sexist remarks he made during 2007, Assassin's Creed Valhalla Siege of Paris expansion releases today, Life is Strange True Colors releases 10 Sep 2021, with DLC coming 30 Sep 2021, but the remastered collection is delayed.

Apex Legends Lead Game Designer Fired

In a shocking turn of events, the lead game designer behind the popular battle royale game, Apex Legends, has been terminated from his position at Respawn Entertainment. The decision comes after the resurfacing of controversial comments he made in a blog back in 2007. These comments included racist and sexist remarks, leading to immense backlash from the gaming community.


The designer, whose name has not been disclosed, has taken full ownership of his remarks. He claims that he was not trying to be racist or sexist but rather attempting to provoke a reaction from people. However, his explanation did not suffice, and he now faces the consequences of his actions.


This incident serves as a reminder that the internet is far from forgiving. Once something is posted online, it is written in ink, not pencil. The repercussions of one's words can linger for years to come. In this case, it cost the lead game designer his job and undoubtedly tarnished his reputation within the industry.


It is a shame that such talent and expertise have been overshadowed by offensive comments made over a decade ago. However, Respawn Entertainment had to make a difficult decision, taking into account the company's values and the impact this controversy might have on its player base and public image. It is essential for game developers and studios to uphold the principles of inclusivity and respect, ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all players.


Although it may be challenging for the designer to recover from this setback, some individuals have been able to rebuild their careers after similar controversies. It will require sincere apologies, demonstration of personal growth, and a renewed commitment to making a positive impact within the gaming industry.

Siege of Paris

In other gaming news, the eagerly anticipated second and final expansion for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, titled "Siege of Paris," is set to release today. This expansion promises to immerse players in the intense and historically significant medieval conflict between the Vikings and the Kingdom of France. The expansion is expected to provide exciting new quests, characters, and locations for players to explore.


Early reviews of "Siege of Paris" have been mixed, with critics and players expressing varying degrees of satisfaction. Some have praised the expansion for its captivating storytelling and immersive gameplay, while others have criticized certain aspects, such as repetitive missions or technical issues. As with any game, personal preferences and expectations may influence individual opinions.


Regardless of the criticisms, fans of Assassin's Creed Valhalla are likely excited to delve further into the Viking experience provided by this final expansion. The ongoing support and addition of new content by the game's developers exemplify their dedication to delivering a fulfilling and engaging experience for players.

Life is Strange True Colors

Lastly, in the world of narrative-driven adventures, the highly anticipated Life is Strange True Colors is still on track for its release on September 10, 2021. Developed by Deck Nine Games and published by Square Enix, this latest installment in the beloved Life is Strange series introduces players to a new protagonist, Alex Chen, who possesses the supernatural ability to experience and manipulate emotions.


To heighten the excitement surrounding the game, the developers have announced that downloadable content (DLC) will be released on September 30, 2021, shortly after the game's launch. The DLC will provide additional content and storylines for players to enjoy, further expanding the immersive world of Life is Strange True Colors.


However, there is some disappointing news for Nintendo Switch owners. The release of Life is Strange True Colors for the Nintendo Switch has been delayed and will now launch later this year. Similarly, the remastered collection of the original Life is Strange games, which was initially planned for release this year, has been postponed until next year. These delays may cause some frustration among fans eagerly awaiting the opportunity to experience these games on their preferred platforms.


As a dedicated fan of the Life is Strange series, I share in the excitement for the upcoming release of True Colors. The series has garnered a passionate following due to its thought-provoking narratives, relatable characters, and the exploration of complex themes. True Colors promises to deliver another emotional journey, and I am eagerly anticipating the new trailer that is set to be released today.


In conclusion, the gaming industry is constantly evolving and experiencing both triumphs and setbacks. The firing of the Apex Legends lead game designer serves as a stark reminder that actions have consequences, even in the virtual world. The release of Assassin's Creed Valhalla's "Siege of Paris" expansion offers players new adventures in the Viking era, albeit with mixed reviews. Lastly, despite some setbacks and delays, Life is Strange True Colors remains a highly anticipated release for fans of the beloved series.


As players, it is essential for us to continue supporting developers who strive to create inclusive and immersive experiences, while also holding them accountable for any missteps. Let us embrace the potential for growth and change within the industry and eagerly await the future of gaming.

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