I am not particularly sure why they picked up on this just now, since the ACIII DLC was announced some time ago. I guess it just seemed convenient to talk about it after President's Day. I like the opening paragraph though:
I like how Fox points out the foreigness of the company, that it's somehow worse because foreigners are making a game that paints George Washington as a villain. Ubisoft is a French company, but five minutes searching on Google or Wikipedia would tell you the AC series is developed by Ubisoft Montreal, which is in Canada... But associating the story with France makes it so much better for Fox News.
Um it's sort of slanted sure but I don't see much wrong with it. The overall message of the article seems to imply that this is showing how important George Washington was rather than trying to demonize him.
Originally Posted by Schofield
Don't honour them by calling them French. They're Quebecois. Hear their accents and you will shed tears!
The people who made the game, the company though is French.
Well, Ubisoft is a French company and certainly the game concept is interesting and worth making a news article about.
Alternate history scenarios can be controversial, but from what you got it that Fox condemned it? I don't know, maybe the ingress can be interpreted as yellow press-like but then again it's just stating what the game factually is about.
The 'Tyranny' parts and all that are even more emphasized by Ubisoft themselves:
Anyway, I like that in the US you can choose to watch Fox if you agree with them and if not, watch CBS. Here you have to get the same journalist bias in every newspaper. Better to be able to choose which bias you prefer.
Last edited by Rikupsoni; February 22nd, 2013 at 07:40 AM.
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