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Sun Aug 4, 2019, 11:27 PM

You know something? You *CAN'T* make a video game with today's right wing rhetoric

It's funny how the right wing wants to blame video games for mass shootings, but I have yet to play a video game where you're given a mission or quest to "stop the invasion of foreign dark skinned people"

I've recently played a special edition of Skyrim, and in it, there's a civil war going on and in the backstory, there was another war (The Great War) that did not end very well for the empire about 20 years before the game takes place. Here in the real world, the right wing and their allies in the media and government will push on us a war on terror, an "invasion" from the southern border, a clash of civilizations with the Muslim world, a culture war, a war on drugs, and... (checking notes) a war on Christmas.

That's right folks, the fantasy game with the elves and dragons in it is less exaggerated than real life when it comes to having a militarized culture.

Here's Michael Townley AKA Michael De Santa, one of the people you play in as Grand Theft Auto 5. A criminal who escaped into witness protection. And here's Michael Townley, a criminal who did odd jobs for right wing dictator Augusto Pinochet (Which included assassinating Orlando Letelier right here in Washington DC) and escaped into witness protection.

The violence preceded the video game in that case. Weird, right?

And one more thing, there's Deus Ex... where the Illuminati is an antagonist, here they are technocrats who want to control the flow and direction of technology and, which when the series happens, has branched out into human enhancement. Compare that to how... Alex Jones, QAnon, and the right wing conspiracy theories portray the Illuminati... as... uh... a cabal of Je-"Globalists" who are all satanists and pedophiles and run the world from the pizzeria basements who do things just to make Trump look bad or to sacrifice children, I don't know.

My God, the video game conspiracy theory is written better than the conspiracy theory that is out and about in the real world.

It's embarrassing now that I think about it. Wow. Just wow.

So stupid that we even have to discuss this.

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Reply You know something? You *CAN'T* make a video game with today's right wing rhetoric (Original post)
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Hoyt Aug 2019 #1
ck4829 Aug 2019 #2

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 11:29 PM

1. +1. Maybe we need a video game about saving kids from white wing gun-strokers.

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Mon Aug 5, 2019, 05:56 AM

2. Not a bad idea

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