Adele and Video Games

Hello World,

As promised here is some Adele and a video game:

“This is the end
Hold your breath and count to ten
Feel the earth move and then
Hear my heart burst again

For this is the end
I’ve drowned and dreamt this moment
So overdue I owe them
Swept away, I’m stolen

Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together

Skyfall is where we start
A thousand miles and poles apart
Where worlds collide and days are dark
You may have my number, you can take my name
But you’ll never have my heart”- Adele, Skyfall

So this is a lot to contemplate. The Armageddon. Whether it is caused by the sun exploding or a nuclear weapon. Adele makes allusions to uniformity, despite how little time there is in these last moments. Adele as an A-lister throughout the world is well heard when it comes to political opinion.

Let’s talk power and politics. Adele’s lack of faith in the NHS and tax percentages appear to be shallow due to her new found fame: many may disagree. The telegraph certainly agrees; however, her influence within world politics falls short with the rise of GTA V.

Yes, I said GTA V. It is a massively popular game that has racked in over One Billion in three days (THAT’S OVER 25 MILLION COPIES.) However, something amiss has occurred. A game site reviewed the game and gave it a nine out of ten because it was: “Politically muddled and misogynistic.”  There was outcry across the media stating that the critique “Carolyn” needed to be fired. Gamespot responded stating:

“The thing is, there were so many comments saying that political discourse has no place in game reviews, or that it’s just a game and we should just shut up and deal with it. Really though… what kind of attitude is that? How does that make the gaming community look?

If we ever want to see games being broadly accepted as an art form, or as anything more than a slightly quirky pastime, we have to include politics. We have to ask questions about gender, about the portrayal of characters, and about the limits of satire. Because satire isn’t satire if it doesn’t challenge the thing it copies. That’s just repetition” – Chiodini, GameSpot.

The reality of this situation is that the media plays a balanced game of controlling and being controlled by the media. Sadly, more people pay attention to superstars and feel more passionate about new games than they do about politics. We have reached the day and age where political campaigns grow in twitter, only to be shared on facebook. Therefore changing the world of politics today throughout the world.

Until next time World,

It’s looking rather exciting with Dr. Who and JFK!

Ciao,

BTB

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