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I've worked in and around the games industry since 2004, both on the press and publisher side. Formerly SCEA, IGN, 1UP, Official PlayStation Magazine.


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Posted by Shivam Bhatt on Wed, 21 May 2014 08:50:00 EDT in Art, Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Far Cry 4's cover provokes a visceral reaction, both in terms of colonialism and respect. It's not simply about the kneeling brown man, but the hidden details which show the level to which the cover displays disdain for its topic.

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Comment In: [Blog - 10/28/2014 - 01:43]

I remember playing Uncharted 2 ...

I remember playing Uncharted 2 while it was still in development, and seeing all sorts of Hindi signs in the background, only the images had been reversed like the text on the front of an ambulance . And when they were corrected, the text itself was full of silly english ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/21/2014 - 08:50]

Fiction, as it turns out, ...

Fiction, as it turns out, is incredibly important in spreading messages and meanings and context to society. My objection really stems from the fact that this is the default means of showing a culture, which is hurtful and disdainful of their feelings in order to serve a different market entirely. ...