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Video Games and the Struggle with Satire

AWESOMEoutof10's David Chandler has a bit of a problem with the state of video games satire today: mainly, that it usually isn't satire. "Currently, video games find themselves in a bizarre relationship with satire that has reached a boiling point with Grand Theft Auto V. The game’s proponents often laud its supposed satirical slant; Adam Sessler went as far as to invoke Swift’s Gulliver’s Travelers in his review. ... But one aspect of the discussion remains clear: games and game critics have a bit of problem when it comes to classifying satire."

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