Video Games should just stop pretending they’re not political

After finishing the campaign for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Super War 80s War last week it tweaked a nerve in my brain that has been getting a real workout these past months. Borne from reading the same old comments and arguments online about a lot of movies and video games that come close to dealing with real-world issues in their narratives and themes.

It’s the butting heads of irate gamers getting upset because they don’t want creators to become “political”, going up against the creators who do seem to want to say something in their work, all while their marketing team and managers frantically bow their heads and insist their games aren’t political at all.

Which is a load of crap if you ask me.

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Call of Duty just needs to break it up

There was a time when I thought I was totally done with Call of Duty, and then there was another time when I thought I’d never care about a Battle Royale game. It’s funny how things work out isn’t it. And it further adds to the long list of things I just end up eating my own words about that seems to be growing at an exponential rate.

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Wooderon’s favourite Video Games of 2019 – #9

I’m most of the way through my top ten and I’m finding ever more games that I’d forgotten I’d missed. I honestly can’t understand people saying this was a weak year for video games. Next year is going to be the weird one, what with so many games not coming out till the very end of the year along with the new consoles.

I know I already rewrote my 2018 Game of the Year list a few weeks back and not much changed. I really want to get to the half dozen games I missed in the next six months and see how this list changes, because it’s going to be a much more difficult top ten to compile after I’ve gone back and done that I think. Which isn’t to say the games I’m talking about here are undeserving, I’m just some weird kind of completionist when it comes to making and compiling ordered lists.

Click here to see my Top Ten Anime and Video Game lists so far.

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