It is a tough time to be online right now. We are watching as a whole race rises up against the systematic oppression they have experienced for years. It is hard not to be upset and the urge to help is strong. If you are in Australia you may feel like helping is too hard, the distance too great. Player 2 would like to remind you all though that Australia is by no means innocent. Indigenous Australians have been victimised and silenced by ingrained systemic racism and police brutality for generations. We, as a nation, have treated them in such a bad way for so long their voice is no longer even acknowledged let alone heard. So helping starts at home. Write to your local state or federal MP. Donate or assist a charity that works with the Aboriginal community. Educate yourself about the traditional owners of the land you are now sitting on. These are just some of the small but important steps each and every one of us needs to take to make Australia and, by extension, the world a better place. Player 2 would also like to say it is important to recognise all marginalised voices in this country, from the LGQBT+ community to disabled Australians to other minority ethnic and refugee groups, and work together to make this a truly equal place to live.
Spin that Vinyl Corvus
If any of you know me, you understand my deep love for a nice piece of sexy vinyl. No not the knee-high boots type of Vinyl ( I don’t have the legs) but the “old people music” kind. So when a good game-related one gets announced, I have to share. As apart of their 20th Anniversary celebrations, Arkane has announced that they are releasing the music of Dishonored in what is quite frankly, one of the coolest looking game LPs I have ever seen.
The 5 LP set has been printed on heavyweight 180g (Vinyl nerd talk for super high quality) Sea Blue Vinyl and features music from Dishonored, Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider along with 10 tribute tracks from musician Benjamin Shielden, which are inspired by the original game’s score.
To top it all off it has been packaged in what can only be described as a stunning slipcase collection, prominently featuring iconic imagery from the franchise. In all this is easily one of the best video game LP sets I have ever seen and even at the $100USD price point, I am tempted to grab it. The collection is going to be released on August 20 and can be pre-ordered here: