Political Satire in Video Games:


I don’t talk politics; not with friends, family, loved ones, co-workers, strangers. Not because I think their opinions are better or worse than mine, I simply think politics leads to hurt feelings, and that’s not what I’m after. I’m after a good laugh; and that’s where political satire comes into play! Now that I DO love. One of these really struck me as hilarious, is I heard a rumor that Hirez’s SMITE might have a Ymir Trump skin [#makejotunheimgreatagain] and Hel-lary Skin on the way. What do I think? I love it. I want that in my life. I play both of those Gods, and I could see Ymir with a doofus haircut and an icy three-piece suit. I want to make Smite great again! And this is definitely the route to take. As long as they don’t funnel a portion of the proceeds to some political campaign, unless Todd Alan Harris is going to run for office. I could support that.


That’s not all! Our American Election is touching all corners of the globe. Japan is not exempt from taking shots at us, and I can’t really blame them. Pokémon Sun and Moon is trying to make the Orange Islands, excuse me, Aloha Region great again. One of the newest Pokémon, Gumshoo is the spitting image of Donald Trump. Gumshoo is a mongoose, but looks kind of like a weasel to me. I love it, I really do. These moves are probably partially for a laugh, but also because people see it, they identify with it, and they spend money on it. It’s really quite smart. But in the meantime, I want to see what other game companies see there is money to be had in this absurd election.

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