Spotlight: Devil May Cry, Microsoft’s culture flub, the pursuit of Player Two, and more

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The Community Spotlight features some of the best unedited articles that didn't quite make the front page. This week, we ask if the upcoming Devil May Cry is crippled, call Microsoft out on a racial faux pas, search for a permanent multiplayer partner, and more. Join us!

Is Devil May Cry running on a game leg?
By William Franklin

The stylish action of the Devil May Cry series relies on fluid, high-quality graphics for its thrills. So what happens when you cap the framerate at 30 frames per second instead of 60? William explores the reasons and ramifications behind this technical decision.

Microsoft Hispanic culture flub
By Louie Castro

The Xbox Live video dashboard features a section devoted to Hispanic TV and video…but to promote it, they chose an image of the very not-Hispanic Tommy Chong. (Stoner buddy Cheech Marin would have been an appropriate choice.) "This is the kind of thing that makes me glad I never purchased an Xbox," Louie says. 

Video games: Children's heroes and role models
By Brielle Wesley

Video games have made a lot of strides over the years, but as far as protagonists go, it's still a boys club. Brielle says developers need to think more about how their characters will influence young people and gender roles.

The pursuit for Player Two
By Cassandra Brabon

Cassandra takes a look at a recent Kotaku article about how gaming affects personal lives, especially in romantic contexts. "As with any relationship, it all comes down to respect," she says. How open are you about your gaming with potential partners?

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