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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7440 on: February 10, 2020, 06:02:28 pm »
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« Reply #7441 on: February 14, 2020, 02:34:27 am »
Finished Yakuza 6. Kiryu really is best dad. And now best grandpa.
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« Reply #7442 on: February 18, 2020, 12:34:59 am »
Guess who found her old gameboy advance but not a charger that seems to work with it?

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« Reply #7443 on: April 03, 2020, 03:58:49 am »
So... Persona 5 Royal is out now.

Idiots: "Video games are apolitical!"

Me: *laughs in Persona 5*
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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7444 on: April 05, 2020, 11:15:35 am »
There have been so many political games that it makes no sense to deny their existence. America's Army for example is/was a shooter that existed just to give good PR to US military and help recruit young players.

And it's not like there is anything wrong with doing a game that has a political message. All art can be used to express such messages.
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« Reply #7445 on: April 05, 2020, 02:00:17 pm »
But Askold, stupid people keep saying that art is apolitical! And that only SJWs put politics in video games! And by "politics" they don't just mean women, LGBT people and people of color! /s

I was just commenting on how often I see GamerGate types bitch about "politics" in video games while being so completely media illiterate that they fail to see how overtly political a game like Persona 5, which stops just short of looking at the camera and endorsing socialism, is.
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« Reply #7446 on: April 05, 2020, 02:12:36 pm »
Funny thing is, you can take or add any politics to any media you want.  Fuck, Jim Sterling did a whole video about the politics he saw in Dark Souls.  Some people can look at Call of Duty and just see a shooter, others can see horrible levels of machismo, jingoism, and racism.  It all depends on how ya look at it.
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« Reply #7447 on: April 06, 2020, 04:16:58 pm »
That's why people say that all art is political. I don't entirely agree with the sentiment, but do fully agree with the related sentiment of nothing is created in a vacuum.

Art is reflective of the people who make it, whether they intend it to be or not. It's similar to the journalism concept of creeping bias. Even if you do everything you can to scrub your opinion out of something, it's virtually impossible to avoid it completely.
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