Chinatown: Videogames versus reality

GamesRadar writes:

"Thanks to the likes of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, as well as certain films - Chinatown and Blade Runner in particular - every action game/film is practically required to feature a Chinatown. It's not usually the Chinatown you see in real-life - a thriving community and marketplace built upon a delightful hybrid of Chinese and Western culture – no, it's all neon signs and gangsters, dragon statues and tile roofs. A lot of tile roofs. And it's usually in the future or something.

I don't mean to imply that the real thing is devoid of any of that – it just isn't necessarily the essence of "Chinatown." But, to welcome the release of GTA: Chinatown Wars, we're taking a look at these cultural microcosms through the lens of videogame fantasy - and possibly offending the majority of the world's population in the process. Herah!"

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