Russia’s government funding games “conducive to patriotic education”, may ban others

Glorious Russia

By on October 15, 2013 at 9:32 am

In the wake of the backlash by Russian gamers over the country’s portrayal in Company of Heroes 2, Russia has announced that they’ll be dropping some sweet rubles on funding games that teach patriotic lessons.

“The main thing we expect from the producers of video games is the realistic and historically truthful representation of events,” said Arseny Mironov, aide to Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “A video game has to have not only an entertainment value, but it also has to teach and be conducive to patriotic education.”

Mironov reportedly added that games which depicted a “negative image of the Russian warrior” may be inadmissable and hinted at a ban. These games were described as ones which “distorted historic fact” and which “descredit the Russian soldier”.

The Russian government is currently funding its first video game project through the Russian Military History Society, which will focus on the creation of Russia’s military aviation, during the first World War.

Source: PC Gamer

14 comments (Leave your own)

Hey good luck to them. America has been using propaganda in gaming for years! Be interesting to see how truthful it is to history though.

We know most of the America gear isn’t, so it might be a nice spin on things!

 

So yet another country going to make their bias version of war games……these will end up no more truthful then the majority of the US shooters.

 

Always love Tim with his bandwagoning slant on anything 2nd hand in the media.

Glad someone is toeing the line for a better ‘murica! anyhow – God knows someone has to.

 
Loophole_62ndFF

I’m just excited at the prospect of another Russian-developed flight simulation. Pretty much all the best flight-simulations these days come out of Russia – I wonder why that is?

 

thefinn: Always love Tim with his bandwagoning slant on anything 2nd hand in the media.

Gosh I love you too, I just… I just couldn’t bring myself to say it first.

Kiss me, you fool

 

Historically truthful+*™

 

Tim, did you sleep with Thefinn’s mother or something? There’s so much bitterness there…

 

Tim Colwill: Gosh I love you too, I just… I just couldn’t bring myself to say it first.

Kiss me, you fool

Well it’s funny how you are always like writing this kind of story, a day after news is released elsewhere. And then it’s always some “tisk tisk and finger wagging” kind of opinion like watching Opera or something. Zero thought-Safety in numbers media, amirite?

The only difference between Russia and America doing it seems to be the Russians are admitting it…

Go on, say “Talk to the hand” …

 

thefinn,

Hey I like watching Opera too!! I particularly liked the Barber of Seville, although Don Giovanni was also cool.

 

thefinn,

Unfortunately, that is pure crap. America’s patriotism looks like a child’s play when compared to Russia’s hate machine. It is a regular occurance to see ads and TV programmes in Russia that are just designed to fueldistrust and disdane for all of Russia’s neighbours, and those furthur abroad.

The worst part is a lot of this propaganda is to get young men, who are just finishing high school, to join their arm forces. Sound innocent enough? It could not be further from the truth. There is an unwritten, undocumented (at least, by official sources), and un checked practice of bullying, beatings and torture of new recruits in their armed forces. It is not a rare occurance for these men to be killed or permanently effected because of these unpersecuted crimes. The worse part is it is well known by the people of Russia and last for the recruits first year.

If Russia is jumping on the Russian soldier in video game, censorship bandwagon, it can only mean bad, horrific things are in store for the poor Russians.

Russia, I love you, but you are a disgusting beast of a country…

 

Bring it on I say. The reborn Il-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad launches for early access members this month. Good times ahead.

 

thefinn,

It’s consistently hilarious to me how you see an agenda in everything when in fact what actually happened was “Oh guess this is news today, I’ll write about this”.

I just… just don’t understand. But okay.

 

PinothyJ:
thefinn,
It is not a rare occurance for these men to be killed or permanently effected because of these unpersecuted crimes.

I had to answer to the Director of Public Persecutions over my public display of effection.

 

thefinn: Well it’s funny how you are always like writing this kind of story, a day after news is released elsewhere. And then it’s always some “tisk tisk and finger wagging” kind of opinion like watching Opera or something. Zero thought-Safety in numbers media, amirite?

I just need to ask you, why do you even care? The news section/article front page was evolved from news posts in the community forums. A community of which you are basically a non existent member to begin with, and the only time you have been was to troll your obscure views on the world.

Again, I ask you, why do you even care what is written on here? There are many other news sites (you even mention this in your post) yet here you are going on about some crazy author article conspiracy.

 
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