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Sackpersonhood: Constructing a Rhetoric of Player Identification

Reposted from PopMatters Moving Pixels.

LittleBigPlanet 2 might have unintentionally oriented itself toward a more elite playerbase than it realized, but you can’t mistake the good pedagogical intentions of its developers. These games are meant as Western child-rearing in a nutshell, deliberately multicultural and gender-inclusive, actively encouraging self-discovery and mutable identification.

There’s just the little problem of its execution. Or rather, how it sets up and fails to deliver where it counts.

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