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Submitted by Pozzle 192d ago | opinion piece

Box Art Review: The Troubling Hypocrisy of Bioshock Infinite

Kill Screen Daily: Year in and year out, men, and typically white men, dominate the narratives of the best selling videogames. Looking at the games that have been critically and financially successful over the past few years, there’s no shortage of brooding, heroic and flawed male leads: The Uncharted franchise. GTA V. Every single exhausting iteration of Call of Duty. The Last of Us. Assassin’s Creed. The lone exception might be the Tomb Raider reboot from 2013, but that game doesn’t exactly boast progressive gender perspectives. This quality is not, of course, unique to videogames. All forms of media struggle with proper representation, including movies, TV shows and novels all predominantly crafted around straight white people.

Few videogame covers have captured the whitewashed, testosterone-driven media landscape the way the box art for BioShock Infinite has. (BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

wallis  +   192d ago
Honestly, hundreds of people have probably worked on this title and I find it a little tragic that out of a game designed to spark so much debate people are still focusing on the piece of paper it comes wrapped in. This whole article, as an examination of the resultant hypocrisy which emerges from the interaction of industrial needs vs. creative needs would be fascinating... unfortunately it's no such thing. It just lumps the whole damn farce at the games feet like Songbird himself should just strut away with a look of shame.
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