Who else didn’t know what a ‘favela’ was until modern shooters started making us indiscriminately open fire in them? Seems you can’t swing a near-future cat without hitting a bloody favela these days, almost as if the slums are a sort of scenic low-fi counterpoint to your high-tech armoury. Oh where to next? A modern office block built on the spoils of Western capitalism? It really makes you think. Here’s a trailer for Crytek’s free to play modern MPFPS, Warface, in which the narrator pronounces ‘favela’ in a new and interesting way.
I quite like the name Warface, actually.