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The multi-player online game "2011: Obama's Coup Fails," is set in a time where Obama is trying to toss out the Constitution, ban guns and merge the U.S. with Canada and Mexico into a "North American Union." (See image right; click to view larger version.)
The game creators, which include 40-year-old Brooklyn resident Michael Russotto, tell Mother Jones magazine they're not trying to capitalize on "anti-Obama paranoia," but rather get "the most publicity."
Originally posted by SyphonX
Just let it be.. Games are creating their own art status, we don't burn books so we're not going to be "burning" games either. Too many people will not let it happen.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Games had their chance at "art" status years ago when it was still difficult and took care and patience to create like Half Life and Unreal.
Sure there are still some contenders like BioShock and Portal but the vast majority of games are pointless "shoot that" fests with a bunch of screaming 12 year olds. The market is flooded with crap.
Sure there are still some contenders like BioShock and Portal but the vast majority of games are pointless "shoot that" fests with a bunch of screaming 12 year olds. The market is flooded with crap. Soulless trash lines the shelves of shops worldwide making it more difficult for quality to be recognized for what it is. The trash to quality ratio is outrageous.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
What does everyone think? Allowable under freedom of expression? Or does this violate, and give the people bad ideas?
Originally posted by sos37
reply to post by Stormdancer777
Controversial games have existed forever. But I agree with whoever said this might be a trap. In light of the current administration's labeling of the certain types of people "domestic terrorists" it's very likely that the PTB are watching whoever is downloading this game. At the very least, it would put you on the radar (if being a member of this site doesn't already).