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. We’ll happily lose ourselves in the wonderful escapism – the exotic locations, the intriguing mythologies – with little thought as to what it means to inhabit these characters, and to be made complicit in their actions.
But 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.
Someone should make a quiz: is this article from The Guardian or The Onion? So hard to tell the difference sometimes.
Guardian article moans about cultural appropriation...in a VIDEO GAME Watch
- Thread Starter
- 16-05-2016 15:21
- 16-05-2016 15:27
Almost as good as being sexist because of your bookshelf:
- 16-05-2016 15:29
there should be Where's Wally...SJW Version
- 16-05-2016 15:39
Far fetched. To say the least.