I'm not really sure where I said stated intention is a requirement; interpretation can be left up to the audience and can be further criticized and discussed.
Well...apparently not everyone. The two prominent YT channels I bring up extrapolate specific quotes or ideas from said big companies in order to denounce certain game journos. Seeing these two are what prompted this rebuttal.
I think there's a miscommunication of where I stand though. When it comes political themes & stances, it's less about outright stating intent and more about being prepared to defend what you've created. If games are just like any other art form (which I believe), then games are subject to the same kind of critique & considerations as books, movies, etc. But there's always been this odd reaction about "keeping politics out of games" whenever more complicated subjects are considered, which I find logically inconsistent. I hope that elucidates what my approach was in writing this, and am interested to discuss this further.
Have to run for work now though!
Critique doesn't necessitate defense. I'd be completely fine if the artist responds with: "I'll leave that up to your interpretation". It's funny that you're talking about youtubers being a detriment when I only have one popular who youtuber pop to my mind and he's totally on board with you. Not sure if he's more popular than the guys you mention but you should know better than take anecdotal evidence from some random youtubers as something to be mad about.
Also, you should definitely fix your links in the OP.
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