posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 01:26 PM
reply to post by danielhanson420
I watched this interview yesterday. While I don't know if this game will be fun and/or successful, I very much like the concept of being able to play
through historical periods from different points of view. Hopefully the facts provided are as accurate as possible. I remember that starting in 1979,
when I was 10 years old, developing a hatred of Iran, and of Iranians, because of the news that I watched that passed the hostage story off as a
single event, rather than the latest act in a script that began in the '50's, when we overthrew their elected leader. It took me getting to know
some Iranians, and to read about the real history of the region to understand that the Iranians were pawns in a larger game, much as we were then, and
still are today. The power of propaganda is unbelievably powerful. Perhaps games like this are a way to make people who don't use the net to try and
get a more accurate picture of history, to understand that they have not been told the whole truth about a great many things that they have never
thought to question before.
Consequently, a game like this could also be used to perpetuate false histories as well; to further ingrain falsities and misinformation into the
collective conscience. So I suppose it's like every other media product in that respect. I'll be watching to see how well the game does. It's sure
to raise a few eyebrows due to the subject matter, and that's a healthy thing.