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Postby The Genoese Cromanatum » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:09 pm

The Russian government has said that it will fund the production of patriotic games, while titles that distort history could be banned in the country.

What does NSG think about this? Brainwashing or Patriotic Education?

I think it might actually be a good move for cultural education, however there is the prevalent fact that Russia could use this to misinform the Russian populace quite a good deal.

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Postby Death Metal » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:14 pm

State-controlled media uniformly undermines freedom of expression. So, bad thing.
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Postby Anachronous Rex » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:17 pm

The Genoese Cromanatum wrote:The Russian government has said that it will fund the production of patriotic games, while titles that distort history could be banned in the country.

What does NSG think about this? Brainwashing or Patriotic Education?

I think it might actually be a good move for cultural education, however there is the prevalent fact that Russia could use this to misinform the Russian populace quite a good deal.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/russian-go ... es-6415492

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Postby Priory Academy USSR » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:20 pm

The Pentagon already does this in regards to war films. If they don't like the content, they don't let the film producers use their stuff for free. This seems to be similar, and just as morally questionable.
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Postby Soviet Russia Republic » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:21 pm

I don't see the government funded games turning out very fun...especially in a market that is in early stages of its modern video game development. Properly will end up being a waste of funds on their end. I would mandate it to be offered free to play.
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Postby Siaos » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:22 pm

What kind of games will they have? Putin Pingpong? Russian Roulette? Happy Fun Vodka Time on the Wii?
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Postby Yue-Laou » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:27 pm

children, teens and young adults are an easy propaganda target. wouldn't expect anything else from russia

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Postby Soviet Russia Republic » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:32 pm

Yue-Laou wrote:children, teens and young adults are an easy propaganda target. wouldn't expect anything else from russia


Is there a major government you wouldn't expect to help develop "patriotic" war games? A decent amount of them have been leading the charge for some time now.
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Postby Ifreann » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:33 pm

Souseiseki wrote:americas army

That, but with ridiculous Spetsnaz training.
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Postby Quintium » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:35 pm

Ah, Russia. The country that gets insulted - though rarely openly attacked - by western liberals for doing what its population wants.
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Postby Anachronous Rex » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:36 pm

Quintium wrote:Ah, Russia. The country that gets insulted - though rarely openly attacked - by western liberals for doing what its population wants.

Said as though this were somehow ironic.
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Postby Baltenstein » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:37 pm

I'm less troubled by the "funding patriotic games" part and more by the "banning 'ahistorical' games" part. Russia seems to be quite ban-happy these days.

Yue-Laou wrote:children, teens and young adults are an easy propaganda target. wouldn't expect anything else from russia


Kinda ironic to say for someone with your user picture, don't you think? :p
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Quintium wrote:Ah, Russia. The country that gets insulted - though rarely openly attacked - by western liberals for doing what its population wants.


you don't need to attempt to cry about the liberals in every thread regardless of how relevant it is, you know that, right? i am assuming you are actually referring to a specific piece of legislation that is outside the bounds of this thread. would you like to add your actual opinion on the topic instead of whining about liberals?
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Quintium wrote:Ah, Russia. The country that gets insulted - though rarely openly attacked - by western liberals for doing what its population wants.


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Postby Aggicificicerous » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:42 pm

How is this any different from the plethora of existing western-made video games that glorify the American army?

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Postby Rio Cana » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:42 pm

Russians already have patriotic anime.

Short clip of the anime "First Squad". Story written by Russians while Japanese provided the graphics.

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Postby Siaos » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:43 pm

Aggicificicerous wrote:How is this any different from the plethora of existing western-made video games that glorify the American army?

The difference is that Russia is funding it, while somehow those US military ones popped up naturally.
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Postby Aggicificicerous » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:46 pm

Siaos wrote:
Aggicificicerous wrote:How is this any different from the plethora of existing western-made video games that glorify the American army?

The difference is that Russia is funding it, while somehow those US military ones popped up naturally.


America's Army begs to differ. Propaganda is propaganda regardless of its funding source.

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Postby Siaos » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:48 pm

Aggicificicerous wrote:
Siaos wrote:The difference is that Russia is funding it, while somehow those US military ones popped up naturally.


America's Army begs to differ. Propaganda is propaganda regardless of its funding source.

Also note that many of those games let you play as the opposite side. But yeah, most of them are technically propaganda, but not very powerful versions of it, as they tend to glorify military service in general rather than just America's army.
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Postby Imperial Avantia » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:49 pm

i am russian and live in russia and i think that this is good. in MW3 its just killing russians and a russian terroist destroying millions, that is so rascist not saying its racist is like saying the KKK is just pizza delivery group
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Postby Britanno » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:50 pm

Not a fan of the idea at all, but it sounds like (not trusting NSers completely) the west does similar things.
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Postby Souseiseki » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:50 pm

Siaos wrote:
Aggicificicerous wrote:
America's Army begs to differ. Propaganda is propaganda regardless of its funding source.

Also note that many of those games let you play as the opposite side. But yeah, most of them are technically propaganda, but not very powerful versions of it, as they tend to glorify military service in general rather than just America's army.


i only played one for a short while, but i'm pretty sure in americas army , both sides are magically the americans who see the other side as terrorists
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Postby Death Metal » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:52 pm

Aggicificicerous wrote:
Siaos wrote:The difference is that Russia is funding it, while somehow those US military ones popped up naturally.


America's Army begs to differ. Propaganda is propaganda regardless of its funding source.


America's Army is one (unsuccessful and obscure) game among dozens of privately-funded games about the US military.

Also, there's the part where America doesn't censor games for "historical inaccuracy".
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