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Black is an EXTRA feature [Apr. 14th, 2007|10:57 am]
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symbioid came across this:

from Acclaim message boards (and via an official moderator, no less) regarding their game Dance!:

"But the default skin tone we have in DANCE! is white. If you want something extra your going to have to pay." and "Black is an EXTRA feature. It makes your person look unique, so that is an EXTRA feature. Therefore, you having to PAY for it. (Or ask a friend to pay for it)."

Fortunately, they're soooo generous, that, look, it's basically FREE!

"As an optional character upgrade, we must put this in the item shop for players to acquire. This is the only way to offer the African-American heads. However, it should be EASILY accessible to all, so we made it just 1 POINT in the shop (which is basically for FREE). You don't have to spend any money to get it, just play the game and earn points. Thanks!"

Lovely.

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[User Picture]From: stoneself
2007-04-14 07:23 pm (UTC)

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they better mean white as in FFFFFF
[User Picture]From: kynn
2007-04-14 07:25 pm (UTC)

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Like my belly!
[User Picture]From: kynn
2007-04-14 07:44 pm (UTC)

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Sadly, they don't.

The default is white.

You have to pay extra to be black.

[User Picture]From: firni
2007-04-14 08:05 pm (UTC)

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Oh, what a bummer.
[User Picture]From: tekanji
2007-04-15 02:28 am (UTC)

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“Black is an EXTRA feature… Therefore, you hav[e] to PAY for it.”

Thanks for giving me a Privilege in Action post!
[User Picture]From: pope_guilty
2007-04-15 06:15 am (UTC)

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Fucking Acclaim. I thought they failed.