December 10, 2012

Behold, the First Video-Game About the Millennials

Brody, the hero of Ubisoft’s commendable new shooting game Far Cry 3, is unmistakably a Millennial, that subject of a thousand unsatisfying think pieces in a hundred magazines. I am a Millennial. We have: soaring self esteem that shatters on the beach break of employment; no chance in the global job market; great debt; no religion; a robust social media presence; access to a baffling array of subcultures; no idea when to get married; an unacceptably extended adolescence; the tatters of the American dream clasped like a talisman to our overprivileged breasts; a rotting Earth. Or so you’ve heard

Read more. [Image: Ubisoft]

Critics have argued Far Cry 3 is rife with sexism and Orientalism. Can video games and other forms of entertainment be characterized as “Millennial” without being progressive?

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    A game can’t be about millenials unless every character has access to tools that reconfigure their gender and sexual...
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    I watched my boyfriend play this the other night. I’m not into newer games at all. And I would even play this. It looks...
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    I can’t wait until Christmas so I can play this.
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    Core Concept- Media have embedded values and points of view
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    By the very definition of millennial, the answer is yes. People have just schematically associated the generation with...