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The unique propaganda of China’s new government-made military FPS

The unique propaganda of China’s new government-made military FPS

The People's Republic of China has taken the chest-thumping nationalistic first-person shooter, long dominated by the United States, and adapted the art form for its own ends with the new game, Glorious Mission Online.

Reading about things like this always results in a torrent of emotions. On one hand, so much of what the game is about seems so objectively wrong. But on the other hand, our perspective is hardly objective. We look at the world through a set of lenses that are created by our environment, upbringing, and education; it's hard to know how other cultures see the same pieces of entertainment.

But on the other hand, my God, some of this stuff seems objectively wrong.

If nothing else, reading about what other countries do with their pro-Our Nation video games should give us pause and reflect on the messages our own military shooters are giving us