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Virtual Legality Episode 483

Politics vs "Politics!": The Problem with Requiring Allegory

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Ubisoft finds itself in the crosshairs of games media once again, as it...says the same things it usually says about "politics" in its upcoming game Far Cry 6.

But what is the nature of this push to have the company admit to telling "political" stories? And what can recent discussions of Mass Effect tell us about the risks of telling effective stories under such a spotlight?

We strive for applicability (but not allegory)…in Virtual Legality.

#FarCry #MassEffect #Politics


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Discussed in this episode:
"Ubisoft Doesn't "Want To Make A Political Statement" Specifically About Cuba With Far Cry 6"
The Gamer - May 28, 2021
https://www.thegamer.com/ubisoft-spoke-to-actual-guerilla-fighters-but-doesnt-want-to-make-a-political-statement-with-far-cry-6/

"Ubisoft: Far Cry 6 Is Not Trying to Make a Political Statement About Cuba"
IGN - May 30 2021
https://www.ign.com/articles/far-cry-6-cuba-political-statement

"The Politics of Far Cry 6"
Ubisoft Blog - May 31, 2021
https://news.ubisoft.com/en-us/article/jzZzBMLk8k4XAWgNpXfju/the-politics-of-far-cry-6

"Far Cry 6 writer: Yeah, our game is political"
Polygon - June 1, 2021
https://www.polygon.com/22463076/far-cry-6-political-game-cuba-yara-navid-khavari-ubisoft

"Politics" Definition
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/politics

"Allegory"
Wikipedia Entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory

"Mass Effect Has A Big Disdain For Democracy"
Gamespot - May 29, 2021
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/mass-effect-has-a-big-disdain-for-democracy/

"This piece is wrong..."
Twitter Thread - May 30, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1399004059156324360

"I cordially dislike allegory..."
JRR Tolkien - Fellowship of the Ring (Goodreads Website)
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/411971-i-cordially-dislike-allegory-in-all-its-manifestations-and-always


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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