Untitled, for now.

So, I'm looking at taking a poke at some Game theory stuff. Been reading a bunch over the past year, mostly cultural criticism, but that Games of Empire book put out by Western last year has had the wheels turning. Mostly thinking of grand strategy games as tools of imperialism (or something.) 
Though, it begs the question, if I'm looking at stuff like Victoria 2 and Lionheart (both made by non-American dev teams) - is that really outright cultural imperialism? Or just the world stage projecting their perceptions onto the boogeyman of the West?