Art and Culture # 6: The European Union’s meddling with Microsoft’s Billion Dollar Acquisition of Bethesda

3 Feb

Art is the basis of escape. It always will be. When the mortality of Art helps us escape the confines of a world of shit jobs with bum pay checks, when we read, or play video games, we can get away for a moment and become Gods on a quest to kill our families (God of War), three flawed criminals who are so different but need each other in the end (Grand Theft Auto 5), and a man with survivors guilt that is tasked with smuggling a young girl with the cure for mankind (Last of Us) that it’s the final bastion of Art that I, and many millennials and Zoomers had, for a long time that wasn’t corrupted by acrid social justice messages. But now it seems like the EU wants to stop Bethesda’s 7 billion dollar sale to Microsoft because….of reasons.

            While the profit margins for video games create successful business ventures, artistic achievements that strive for visual media that far outpace movies, but also put gamers in the hands of the main characters with a controller or keyboard, it creates such a wisdom that the game industry is easy to get into. 

            Why bring this all up? I think this may be pretext to Bethesda and it’s controversial sale by Todd Howard, a man infamously derided by fans, but the 7 billion sale held out some hope, as many products like Wolfenstein, DOOM (originally created for the Windows system in the early 90’s), Dishonored, Prey, Fallout, Skyrim, and The Evil Within, are also derided and loved by many gamers, for various reasons. Bethesda, its offices located in Maryland, must be given credit for bringing there games over to the Nintendo Switch, and bringing along Panic Button to create more revenue and chances for Nintendo players to pick up there games too. DOOM (2016) ported (translated, to those who don’t know game lingo) over to the Nintendo Switch set the bar for ports, and made the industry take a chance to translate there games over to the Nintendo Switch platform. While games like Monster Hunter was a misfire, Bethesda still remain the best ported games that the Nintendo Switch has ever seen to date.  

            But why would the EU get involved? Simple, they want money. And it’s easy to deduce the level of bitterness that most boomer EU members feel toward video games. European children are intelligent and while they do read books they also need a release too. If the EU stops Bethesda from becoming billionaires, this is against the principles of Capitalism, and the ability to grow there business and acquire new IP (Intellectual Property) for there company.  

            Like Hollywood and most entertainment models that strive for sales, games do have an advantage over movies and even comics, is that the fantasy is real and you can play it. Just like books, but with buttons. In the Mass Effect series, you can have optional dialogue with the characters as you can control the dialogue and the way the conversation is ordered.

            I don’t necessary blame video games for having messages, because every piece of art has a message, and in some cases, it can’t be helped. If social justice is a cancer that can infect all sorts of media, it has to be pushed back against, and all art can go back to being forms of entertainment while providing some moral hope or blissful fun that most pieces of art can do again. 

            I want Bethesda to succeed as any game company should, but if Bethesda can’t make money, and the EU wants to stop them, what does that say if I want to make money? Again, the EU is a waste of time, but smart Europeans know this. They are trapped in a horrible system that controls the flow of commerce on working class citizens, taxing them to death, while virtue signaling to migrants, and not enforcing laws to help protect there citizens when they are attacked by said angry migrants.

            London knows what I’m talking about too well. 

            Again, why is this so important? I have to address this because Americans do not realize the problems the EU have caused over the years, and pretending it doesn’t, would only lie to Europe and Americans alike. 

            But Biden will fix everything okay, right?

            8 year ban on becoming a citizen sound about right? 

            But at least he doesn’t say mean things on Twitter.   

Fuck off.

            So, the EU has once again proved that it will interfere in art and Bethesda’s acquisition by Microsoft, and this can’t be helped. I can’t help but say to Todd Howard, “This is what happens when you vote with your conscience and not with your wallet.”

            Get woke, Go broke.

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-Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, The Michael Project, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/. His latest work, Come Home Young One, a fantasy novel, is available on Lulu.com with the following link:

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