yup. While I haven't played any games since PS2, I do keep up with some gaming trends and graphics/game physics tech progression. As such, IMHO, UbiSoft's an interesting case study, because they now own Tom Clancy's VG franchise outright, and have always worked closely w/DoD, along with EA, by virtue of their market presence, and guess, now Activision with the ubiquitous popularity of COD.
It's funny, if you ever actually catch some online interviews with gamedesigners who work on those mil-sim. type games, they actually adopted the 'bearded' shirt/5.11 Tactical cargo khaki 'Tier 1 Operator'-look. Observing such, is both disturbingly hilarious, sickening, and kinda sad, all at once.
Always the vicarious tyranny with nerds. LOL.
I actually knew a few game coders, animators, and designers; some are awake, some sneak in messages, some simply use good current geopolitical zeitgeist as a launch platform for great 'plausible' plots and future geopolitical, extrapolated postulations, and others simply rationalize to themselves that regardless of the very much like Hollywood, video game industry's collusion with govt and especially the Dept of Defense using games, just as they did with Top Gun (for recruitment), the fact that they get to work on cool projects, is good enough to them.
Though, obviously while not equivalent nor on level parity, but suppose in some sense, these game designers who know enough to be Red Pill-ish awake yet continue to rationalize, at least the psychological rationalization/thought process and conscience juggle that go on in their minds, in some sense, is no different than what Werner von Braun and his SS Nazi rocket scientists had told themselves: 'Well, Hitler or not, at least we get to develop rocket tech that will take the ENTIRE HUMANITY out into the Stars...one day, soon!'
Then again, suppose by such stark logic, it's the libertarian equivalent of bugging Stefan Molyneux whenever he hates on Ron Paul: like, 'Hey Stef, if you hate statism so much, why do you still live in Canada? Or have THEIR passport? Or THEIR driver's license? Why do you still drive on govt roads?!!!' etc.
Guess those of us awake are constantly figuring out a way to...HOW to, get out of the system while reconciling the reality that even if one were to temporarily use the system to 'get out of the system,' you're still inadvertently upholding the system, legitimizing the system and in some sense, continuing the system.
Yup, sucks to be awake. LOL.
A perpetual bout of internal core principles vs. external contradictions.
But hey, none of us had a choice in what type of world we were born into, no? ;0)
Predictions in due Time...
"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul