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I've worked in and around the games industry since 2004, both on the press and publisher side. Formerly SCEA, IGN, 1UP, Official PlayStation Magazine.

 

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Posted by Shivam Bhatt on Wed, 21 May 2014 08:50:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Art, Console/PC
Far Cry 4's cover provokes a visceral reaction, both in terms of colonialism and respect. It's not simply about the kneeling brown man, but the hidden details which show the level to which the cover displays disdain for its topic.



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Comment In: [Blog - 10/28/2014 - 01:43]

I remember playing Uncharted 2 ...

I remember playing Uncharted 2 while it was still in development, and seeing all sorts of Hindi signs in the background, only the images had been reversed like the text on the front of an ambulance . And when they were corrected, the text itself was full of silly english ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/21/2014 - 08:50]

well, historically i have been ...

well, historically i have been against violence on covers, but that wasn 't the topic of my essay, so i didn 't bother commenting on it. lots of people have, though. As stated above, my goal here was merely to provide a cultural perspective that not many folks in the ...