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Gamer's Grammar: Frank Underwood of 'House of Cards' inside 'Monument Valley'

Gamer's Grammar: Frank Underwood of 'House of Cards' inside 'Monument Valley'

In season one of “House of Cards,” Kevin Spacey’s Machiavellian character Frank Underwood plays an online first-person shooter, most likely “Call of Duty.” It’s a striking scene. Alone, on the couch, this southern congressman anonymously plays with who we would assume are teenagers. Who would have thought the Democratic majority whip from South Carolina would spend his downtime blind-firing assault rifles around splintering drywall? At first, I thought this was a quirky characteristic—an easy way to give Underwood a weirdly relatable depth. As diabolically vile as he can be, he’s still a boy at heart. But it wasn’t until season three...

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