Monday, June 21, 2010
Daddy Issues: Gen X and Video Games
I kind of went on hiatus last week in part because I was working on the column below. I guess that this post worked out well following up on Father's Day, since it is about "daddy issues" in the plots of two recent releases, Bioshock 2 and Red Dead Redemption.
Those releases are really the culprit in getting me thinking about the difference between how "daddy issues" are discussed in media written by Baby Bommers and Gen Xers, though. The correspondence with Father's Day is mere coincidence and something that my editor decided to riff on in the title of the piece, which I guess is fair enough:
Father's Day Is Over, but Daddy Issues Remain in Bioshock 2 and Red Dead Redemption