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Glenn Beck’s website explores Bioshock Infinite and finds… surprisingly coherent analysis?

Glenn Beck’s website explores Bioshock Infinite and finds… surprisingly coherent analysis?

A reader sent in this look at Bioshock Infinite, and he both pointed out that it came from Glenn Beck's website, and then told me to give it a look anyway. I'm glad I did, because we rarely get a chance to see someone who comes from a conservative background look at games in a truly critical way.

The author guesses about Ken Levine's politics, digs into the question of whether Infinite was meant to be a critique of the Tea Party, and tries to come to some conclusion about whether or not the game is anti-American. Bioshock Infinite is filled with provocative images and commentary, and it would be very easy for someone to come along and focus on the top level of the game without digging into what it's trying to say.

I'm really curious for your thoughts on this one, and and I felt conflicted a number of times as I read the article. Super-interesting, though, and worth your time. I enjoyed the article but, for all that is holy, stay out of the comments. That way lies madness.