Someone in the Globe editorial team really doesn't get video games.
The newspaper, in an unsigned editorial on Thursday, bemoans how Assassin's Creed 3 distorts history and misrepresents native-colonial relations in late 18th-century North America.
The editorial also tries to link the War of 1812, the thousands of Loyalist refugees who escaped to Canada and the horrible state of history education in Canadian schools today.
"Assassin's Creed III is set in 1765, and promotional material describes how, as 'a Native American assassin, (you) eliminate your enemies with guns, bows, tomahawks, and more!' To suggest indigenous peoples rallied to the side of the colonists in their fight for freedom grotesquely twists the facts," the editorial writes.
Yes. A video game where one plays a member of a secret order of assassins that can share the historical memories of one's ancestors "twists the facts."
Wait until the editorial writer finds about the other entries in the hit series. We hear that in one of them you have to go after the Pope and in another you kill Christian crusaders.
The editorial has been openly mocked on Twitter with the hashtag #GlobeEditorial, with many reminding the editorial writer that video games are just that — games.
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