Roy Edroso at Alicublog shares the latest wingnut outrage over the Creative Classes’ treachery:
How’s the left oppressing patriots today? With video games! Here’s an NPR story:
Back in 2007, in the first installment of BioShock, Levine created a world based on Ayn Rand’s individualist philosophy and let it play out. This time, Levine has turned a game into an Aristotelian tragedy and used the model of great tragic heroes.
I couldn’t give a shit about video games, but apparently at some point the Bad Guys in this one are revealed to be racists, which prompts this arrgh-blaargh from The Virginian:
NPR broadcast an article today about a developer of a violent video game in which the bad guys were Christians who revered the Constitution and were blatant racists. Of course with a theme like that it’s obviously comparable to one of the great tragedies of literature…
To NPR this is just like Hamlet or Oedipus. This is an NPR employee’s dream of all that’s wrong with America; America’s founders, the religious heritage, and,of course the racism of everyone who’s not part of the NPR family.
Like I said, I don’t care about gaming and the NPR story doesn’t mention it, but are the Founding Fathers really in BioShock Infinite? Because that would great to use in history classes. It speaks to the kids!…
Apart from mocking the clueless (“Same thing we do every day, Pinky!”), what’s on the agenda for the evening?