Jun 23, 2008

Metal Gear Solid ४ (A Video Game Comments on Our Govt.)

I love the innocuous nature of art today. Ads, Video Games, Street Wear Tees, Cartoons, Packaging...All of these forms of art have a way of affecting the consumer without them realizing it. So the new thing is that the latest version of a VERY popular video game ( Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot, created by Hideo Kojima ) is using parallels to make a statement about American global domination and the struggle for free will...This is not my game– never played it. So please appreciate the fact that I had to read through a VERY aggravating and overwritten article to get the scraps for this post.The characters infiltrate a Middle Eastern Country, Fight an evil military corporation called "The Patriots" and suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Check out the above Image ( left ) of the game and compare to image (right) of actual US troops in Iraq.So fellas (and really cool ladies) next time you're button punching this game keep your eye out for Kojima's hidden message.

1 comment:

Jazmin said...

wow...a video game w/a message, that's pretty cool.