Wednesday, 25 May 2016

SJWs - Here To Ruin All Our Pleasures....

There’s a question at the heart of the Uncharted games that the latest title, released to great acclaim this month, tackles most directly: is the dashing lead protagonist, Nathan Drake, a hero or a thief?
Wha..?

Can't he be both? Raffles could!
What’s interesting is that these characters continue to flourish in a culture that is becoming increasingly sceptical towards the idea of acquiring and retaining cultural artefacts from overseas. This is a time in which the British Museum is under constant pressure from Greece’s culture minister to return the Parthenon marbles to their country of origin. This debate has raged for decades, with the name “Lord Elgin” is now all but synonymous with idea of cultural imperialism.
What on earth this has to do with games is anyone's guess. It seems that the SLWs are determined you can't even pretend to be non-politically correct in your leisure time.
Many of us are sensitive to the case put forward by countries that have seen their treasures dispersed around the globe; but while playing Uncharted or Tomb Raider, we’ll spend hours of our free time engaged in the process of removing valuable cultural artefacts from their native homes.
Yes. Because it's just a bloody game.
...Drake’s sticky fingered approach to archaeology is something of an ethical quandary. The word “loot” is widely used in video games to mean any collectible item, but few of us stop and consider its connotations.
*sighs*
Perhaps Lara Croft’s reinvention as a thoughtful explorer and the ending of the Uncharted series will mark a new era for this thorny archetype; maybe we will see a new generation of video game adventurers more attuned to the politicised interests of this generation.
Dear god, games made by and for progressives: the horror, the horror..!
...what’s clear is that there’s a growing determination to expose and neutralise the cultural hangovers of colonialism and imperialism – whether they’re exhibited in the appropriation of ideas or objects. For good or ill, it is difficult to imagine that a generation who believe that Rhodes Must Fall will allow the adventuring archaeologist figure to stand uncontested.
What do they plan instead, I wonder?

9 comments:

Crazed Weevil said...

"...Lara Croft’s reinvention as a thoughtful explorer..."

Would this be the same reinvention that had her stealing fictional cultural artifacts like she did in the old games, but this time she also racks up a body count so high that it would make an 80's action hero film blush? Very thoughtful indeed...

Anonymous said...

Croft Must Fall........

Andy.

Dr Evil said...

The New Doom is out, so it's kill the demons time!

Anonymous said...

Bunny,

I am concerned about my daughter (who is currently 11 months) undertaking acts of cultural appropriation when she is older, such as wearing North American Indian headdress to festivals. So to prevent this I am in the process of buying a white pith helmet with the badge of the 24th Regiment of Foot, the badge and helmet being of type used in 1879. By wearing such an item of headwear there is no chance that my lovely offspring can accused of belittling indigenous cultures.

John M said...

The Guardian is so full of morons pretending to be journalists that you could make a case that the Zombie Apocalypse has broken out in King's Cross

Only two weeks ago some dimlow reviewed DOOM and was seriously suggesting that the game would be improved if the player were given the ability to chatter and reason with the monsters instead of "just" shooting them. I seriously sat there wondering if this particular cretin had ever played *any* RPG, let alone DOOM...

Andrew Scarborough said...

World of Warfare can be re-imagined as World of Workshop. I don't really want to dwell on what form it will take.

Anonymous said...

How will all your SJWs deal with China as it grows everywhere?
China won't cower.

James Higham said...

Is there any field the progressives will not try to annexe?

JuliaM said...

"...but this time she also racks up a body count so high that it would make an 80's action hero film blush?"

Well, quite! I remember when she just cut a swathe through the world's endangered species that'd make a US dentist blush...

"So to prevent this I am in the process of buying a white pith helmet with the badge of the 24th Regiment of Foot..."

:D

"World of Warfare can be re-imagined as World of Workshop."

Seems the film isn't garnering good reviews... :/

"How will all your SJWs deal with China as it grows everywhere?
China won't cower."


So we see, in the reaction to that detergent commercial!