This isn’t the first Obama video game, nor does it convey a good editorial point. (Campaign Rush is ahead of it on that front). But it did put a smile on my face. They did turn it around fast, too – it was live yesterday. Play it now, for ten minutes, before Nintendo sues these […]Read more "Living in a Super Obama World"
Well, I’m a bit disappointed. Ian Bogost just launched Campaign Rush, a flash game about the 2008 US presidential election. You pick a ticket – Democrat or Republican – and then have to manage campaign workers in that party’s war room. The phones are ringing, the e-mails are coming in, and your busy little campaign […]Read more "Campaign Rush – FAIL"
The Entertainment Software Association is the pro-game lobby group in the US. Now they’re starting to play a new game: election politics. Capitalizing on its improved respectability, the video game industry intends to establish a political action committee to donate money to game-friendly politicians and candidates. “We will be writing checks to campaigns by the […]Read more "Wealth, Power . . . Gaming."