So people thought this was a good idea…


bankuei:

So we’re really making a videogame set in 1930s Shanghai and calling it “Whore of the Orient"?!?!??

You don’t make period piece games about France called “Syphilis Depot of the West" or England, “Fecal Water Wellspring of Europe" so…

Seems atrocious.

Oh wait, because it is atrocious.

But it’s okay because that used to be it’s nickname and the game is merely reflecting the culture and the racism of the time…

…….

So good to see that video games continues a trend that find it’s origins in the finest movies of Hollywood’s golden age.

So people thought this was a good idea…


bankuei:

So we’re really making a videogame set in 1930s Shanghai and calling it “Whore of the Orient"?!?!??

You don’t make period piece games about France called “Syphilis Depot of the West" or England, “Fecal Water Wellspring of Europe" so…

Seems atrocious.

Oh wait, because it is atrocious.

But it’s okay because that used to be it’s nickname and the game is merely reflecting the culture and the racism of the time…

…….

So good to see that video games continues a trend that find it’s origins in the finest movies of Hollywood’s golden age.

Appetite for Distraction – This Aint No Game.


What it is, who can say.

Movie? Series of explosions? The high point in the career of Hopper, Hoskins, Mathis and Leguizamo?

All video game plots should be shoe-horned into the “real” world like this.

I think the aesthetic is somewhere between Blade Runner and The Fifth Element by way of Jurassic Park.

This movie is SO AMAZING that it needed TWO DIRECTORS just to handle all the entertainment.

There is nothing that one cannot love about this.

Hollywood meeting the video games industry in a dark alley and beating the shit out of it for an hour and a half.

It has made me happy that I remembered this film. Please allow it to make you happy too.