A Note On Cultural Marxism

In the introduction of THE KOJIMA CODE I mention that video games are currently under attack by “students of Critical Theory and Cultural Marxism”, specifically meaning activist bloggers, critics, pundits, and public personalities who have learned this ideology in University (officially or under its various guises) and adopted its views. I’ve written several articles with this subject in view as well over the years. However, in the interim between writing these words in 2013 and the book’s eventual publication in 2017 a lot had changed in the world of search engine results and political lexicon.

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2020 Board Game: Can You Escape The Trap? (Video)

Let me discuss a hypothetical board game based on hypothetical events of 2020 and beyond. Could be a fascinating game!

* Virus
* Economic collapse
* Political shocks
* Terrorism, hoaxes
* Martial law, FEMA, United Nations, protests, unemployment

Tons of interesting strategy to discuss! I might update as I get more ideas for this 2020 board game.

Surprise! Stick beats rope (Game Awards)

At Geoff Keighley’s 2019 Game Awards show, Death Stranding was represented in many categories. It won three of them: Best Game Direction, Best Performance, and Best Score & Music. What it did not win is Game Of The Year, which went to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

This is a defeat for Kojima, because even though he won smaller awards, everybody knows that unless you’re competing in a specific genre (Best Fighting Game, Best Racing Game, etc.) there’s only one award that really matters, and it’s Game Of The Year. Any publication or website can have their own GOTY award, but this is an industry award show, meaning that it is voted on by fellow developers and professionals. Fans could vote online for their favorite game in a separate category.

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Video: Tommie Earl Jenkins hilarious response to my dumb Death Stranding video

The awesome actor for Die-Hardman in Death Stranding replied to the video above on Twitter just a few minutes ago, showing his great sense of humor. You can see the tweet in context below.

Here’s a screenshot of it in case anything happens to either of the tweets:

Chvrches gets a conspicuous and controversial boost from Deftones, adding validity to my weird pet theory

As you will remember from my legendary chat with the Metal Gear Mondays boys a few weeks ago before Death Stranding’s release, I randomly spouted a theory I’ve long held that Chino Moreno from rock band Deftones was a big fan of Hideo Kojima.

A strange new “coincidence” may add evidence to this theory…

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