Things have been rough lately. The last couple of years have made it incredibly clear that aspects of American culture that many convinced themselves were latent or diminished were only lurking quietly in the background. We've also seen new forces mobilized, driven by fear and nihilism, to dehumanize others—especially those in the margins.So, uh, where do video games fit into this?Well, that's the question I was asked by the NYU Game Center, who invited me to give a guest lecture titled "Making and Playing Games in a Time of Political Struggle." Thanks again for the NYU Game Center for hosting me, Frank Lantz for the post-talk interview, and to everyone who came out, asked questions, and offered their support and interest! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.