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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Even Three more of my Favourite Video Game Weapons

Let’s do one more of these shall we. Honestly, I could go on forever, but after a certain point the whole premise of the list goes out of the window and it just turns into me gushing about video game weapons. But I’ll look at the final three weapons I put onto my initial shortlist and then move onto some other kind of list next time.

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Ubisoft: Iteration to Death

Ubisoft has gone from being a publisher and developer I was excited and eager about, into one I feel a sense of utter apathy for. Their games used to be amongst the biggest most exciting releases in a given year for me. And while Ubisoft games certainly are still amongst the most high profile of any released in a given year, as a video game fan I can’t help but feel this lack of enthusiasm for anything they’ve put out in the last few years.

And they’re a company that puts out a lot…

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