Re: Kotaku | Fox News Wants You To Be Mad About Assassin’s Creed III’s Evil George Washington DLC

Fox News Wants You To Be Mad About Assassin’s Creed III’s Evil George Washington DLC.

OK, another reblog (and another on ACIII), I know, but this is good stuff.

This time it brings in stuff from my Language and Advertising class. The Fox News article is definitely using the kind of slippery language that advertisers use to subtly sway you. I just did a presentation on how Starbucks is great at doing this.

I think it’s crazy anyone is complaining that Ubisoft, an international company in the 21st century (as opposed to say, 1066 or 1415), is creating alternate history. (Sidenote: It’s funny we inherited from the British this rivalry with the French, even though the French helped win our independence from Britain!) The point that people that sympathetic to Washington can take away is that he didn’t go bad like that!

Keep up the history remixing Ubisoft.

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