July 24, 2012
Are video games the last p.c. free zone? My NEW Taki’s piece
…video games are packed with villainous Chinamen (or, more accurately, “China-pandas”) and A-rabs. Racism is actually a “gameplay mechanic.”
All those “strong female characters” we hear so much about are mostly pushover sexbots.
One guide to video-game design intones approvingly, “Stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason.”
I’m both saddened and heartened by all this. It’s reassuring to learn that deracinated young males have carved out a Title IX-free oasis where they can still interact like, well, young males.
In our enervated, feminized, safety-first world, “video games are a simulacrum of masculine virtue: challenge, mastery, control.”
UPDATE — Usually I ignore the comments at my Taki’s pieces, but this time I couldn’t resist.