Black Skin White Guns: Becoming Colonizer in Resident Evil 5

Sabine Harrer, Martin Pichlmair

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This paper talks about the manifestation of colonial thinking in the Japanese video game Resident Evil 5. Through three gameplay vignettes the balance between an enjoyable video game and the traces of colonial logic is described. This is possible by contrasting the gameoplay with Frantz Fanon's first hand descriptions of colonialistic mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2015
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventPhilosophy of Computer Games Conference 2015: Meaning and Computer Games - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 14 Oct 201517 Oct 2015


ConferencePhilosophy of Computer Games Conference 2015


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