Penny Arcade on Bioshock: Infinite

On more than one occasion I thought, do these people know what they’re doing? They have to know, because they’re Irrational Games; but locking horns with concepts like racism and nativism and the deification of our founders simply isn’t done on this tier of the industry. San Andreas shocked the nation because it allowed two consenting polygons to “have sex,” or some facsimile thereof, but I strongly suspect that when a game dares to engage with our actual nation, it’ll be crickets from hell to breakfast.

I have to admit, I’m excited for the reaction; both from consumers wreaking financial havoc when they’re told the America they believe in is the antagonist of a game, and also from the mainstream media who will leap on any chance to make a slow news day into one deriding games.



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