Breitbart.com Thinks 'Battlefield Hardline' Maligns Tea Partiers

August 14, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Battlefield Hardline is taking a bit of heat today in Conservative circles for using imagery and language that some insist is meant to malign members of the Tea Party. An article on conservative-leaning publication Brietbart.com has concluded that the inclusion of the Gadsden flag (a popular symbol of the Tea Party, according to the publication) and the tone of the criminals in the game (who are clearly racist, based on the dialog) is a projection of what the developers think the Tea Party is all about.

"The political posturing on display, however, is sure to turn off some gamers," Breitbart writer Noah Dulis concludes. "Whether the sequence shown at Gamescom is simply a one-off encounter or indicative of more partisan messaging yet to be revealed, its inclusion in the first demonstration of the game’s singleplayer storyline is sure to make conservative gamers wary of what other surprises may await them in the finished product."

While the complaints seem like a stretch, the story managed to get linked on popular conservative destination the Drudge Report today, which means that a lot of Conservative eyes will likely read the story.

Battlefield Hardline has taken plenty of criticism from other circles too; some think the militarization of police forces in the game is offensive - particularly in the wake of what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri this week.


Comments

Re: Breitbart.com Thinks 'Battlefield Hardline' Maligns Tea ...

Yea I was going to say havent these guys heard of Bioshock?

Re: Breitbart.com Thinks 'Battlefield Hardline' Maligns Tea ...

They did, remember when they stole art assets from Bioshock Infinite?

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: Breitbart.com Thinks 'Battlefield Hardline' Maligns Tea ...

THAT's what they complain about? It's a good thing none of them are familiar with Bioshock Infinite, or their heads would explode.

Re: Breitbart.com Thinks 'Battlefield Hardline' Maligns Tea ...

The Nazis didn't bitch about Wolfenstein.  Just saying.

Re: Breitbart.com Thinks 'Battlefield Hardline' Maligns Tea ...

If you can look at the villain in a video game and go "Hey! That sounds like my group!" then maybe you should re-evaluate your opinions and the people you associate with.

Re: Breitbart.com Thinks 'Battlefield Hardline' Maligns Tea ...

Or, to put it this way: If you can look at a villain and see your own biases and mischaracterizations of a group based on the extremes reported in the media, then perhaps you should re-evaluate your personal biases and and mischaracterizations.

Re: Breitbart.com Thinks 'Battlefield Hardline' Maligns Tea ...

Battlefield Hardline has taken plenty of criticism from other circles too; some think the militarization of police forces in the game is offensive - particularly in the wake of what's going on it Ferguson, Missouri this week.

Count me in this view. With what is happening in Ferguson, many people are waking up to the perils of militarization of the police. I hope more people continue to do so.

Re: Breitbart.com Thinks 'Battlefield Hardline' Maligns Tea ...

You know, I normally don't support the use of adblockers, since it steals money from content creators... but I'd suggest setting them up to max before visiting Breitbart.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.
 
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