A Brief Blog Profile: Game Politics
by Thomas Hynes
GamePolitics is a video game blog that aims to examine the relationship between video games, politics and culture. It's a unique angle, albeit a very interesting one. Their aim is to "to stimulate a robust discussion." And trutfully, the more popular (and technically advanced) video games become, the more they will intersect with different parts of life. Put another way, as video games become more prevalant in our lives, there certainly will be more to discuss.
On the site, you'll see them discussing how Homeland Security is looking to take a look inside video game consoles in other countries. You can see how Second Life is being used to teach relaxation techniques. There's also this report on the online game spending habits in China. But there's also a lighter side. Take for example this parody of Coldplay or this video on how to craft the perfect April Fool's Day prank.
And it should come as no surprise to see such levity on GamePolitics. After all, this is still a video game blog. But, take a look around the site, or at the profit margins of, say, Zynga. You'll soon realize that gaming is serious business. It just so happens to be a lot of fun, too.