Unicorns (Gaming)

by Robot Chickens, Saturday, May 27, 2023, 12:59 (331 days ago) @ Cody Miller

You're touching on an important point though which is that, in real life and in-game, self expression in itself isn't the point. The point is to communicate status. People don't buy Gucci because Gucci is the one brand that perfectly captures the wearer's innate aesthetic ideal, they buy Gucci because it's high status.

That's part of it, but not the entirety. The irony is that people will buy brands and clothes that someone else made, and use them as personal expression. Few people are out there creating custom clothing to express themselves.

If a game let you create your own outfit and accessories that would be one thing. But the likelihood of that is extremely low.

For good reasons. Everything becomes a penis when unbridled creativity is allowed. Remember how hard they had to work on halo emblems to avoid that possibility. I say this as mostly a joke, but… sex organs are benign compared to other potential expressions.

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