The lampshade

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Aug 152012
 
The lampshade

Camp is art that proposes itself seriously, but cannot be taken altogether seriously because it is “too much”. — Susan Sontag, “Thoughts on Camp” When I wrote a post about the Camp aesthetic in games a few years back, I suggested that one of the greatest areas of camp potential in games lay in violence. Specifically, excessively violent or “hardcore” content provided a means by which a seriously-intended game could inadvertently become funny. At that time, a commenter suggested I take a look at Rogue Warrior, a universally-panned game inexplicably starring Mickey Rourke as real-life SEAL team commander Richard “Demo [Read more…]