Pre­sent­ing the bad as well as the beau­ti­ful


Not all rep­re­sen­ta­tions of places will be pos­i­tive for their in­spi­ra­tions. Gears Of War 4 de­picts a fascis­tic state. “Fas­cism is an un­for­tu­nate part of our his­tory. We can­not ex­pect to talk only about Bella Italia; we also have to be self-crit­i­cal,” Dresseno says. He’s sim­i­larly re­flec­tive about gar­ish game por­tray­als of Ital­ian stereo­types. “Stereo­types are never pos­i­tive. How­ever, they ex­ist and it’s our re­spon­si­bil­ity to med­i­tate on them, and pos­si­bly to fight them. They can some­times be funny, but it’s im­por­tant to never for­get our crit­i­cal senses. Maybe IVIPRO’s work will con­trib­ute to the knowl­edge of the real Italy, with­out stereo­types.”

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