WoW Classic is a game centered largely on nostalgia, but it's now impossible to completely replicate the original game. In the same way, American politics is currently motivated by nostalgia for times that will never exist again.
Westworld focuses on things like future amenities and AI consciousness. But it uses these things to show how people exploit others materially for their own benefit, meaning it's really about class.
Adventure Communist is a simple game. But it illustrates how a communist economy would work, because it eliminates the value form, and focuses on use-value.
You only need to watch an episode of Jack Ryan to get a revealing glimpse into the CIA's propaganda agenda.
What the show attempts to do is complicate and muddy real-life geopolitics. It describes the Venezuela government as a right-wing government, but portrays it as a left-wing government in some other ways.
The Witcher would excel as a classic, episodic genre tv show. Instead, it's shoehorned into the form of 'prestige tv', and much worse for it.
In this post, I review 2019... by sharing every meme I made this year (that I could remember / find).
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey accurately portrays and condemns a perpetual war machine, but it doesn't have anything substantial to say about it, leaving the player unsure of what to make of the war machine.
Amsterdam is in a state of flux: sanitizing the Red Light District, over-saturation of tourists, increase of finance capital fleeing the UK, and an increasing housing crisis.
I just gotta rant about how much Ugly Must (cool nickname right?) sucks for a minute.
Gamers are starting to blame China more for their consumerist gripes, but movie fans started it.
Whenever a bad movie does well in China, the American press sneers at China for their shit taste, but whenever a bad movie doesn't do well in China, it is either under-reported and ignored, or, in fact, also turned against China.
Americans notice that Hollywood movies are getting dumber and worse, and the easiest connection to make is to the increased input from China in Hollywood. In reality, they're both symptoms of a bigger problem: Hollywood is the global hegemonic film center, and it is always, constantly profit-seeking.