Trading on Ignorance

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Above all, the manner in which a first-person shooter game like Homefront can dramatize issues, like North Korea’s succession and American economic insecurity, is inspiring.

And, as Martyn Williams narrates, there’s a lot of recent Korean events in this game’s backstory.

Above all, the manner in which a first-person shooter game like Homefront can dramatize issues, like North Korea’s succession and American economic insecurity, is inspiring.

And, as Martyn Williams narrates, there’s a lot of recent Korean events in this game’s backstory.

But then, the survivalist angle plays mercilessly on an isolationist streak in American conservatism that’s even more self-fulfilling than masturbatory. I know which element of the backstory will win out, and it’s not the Korean bit. I very much doubt gamers will stop playing long enough to protest to their representative about the priorities in the nation’s military spending eating through the Federal budget. But I can hope gamers would study Korean, and learn about the peninsula.

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