Friday, July 2, 2010

Crisis in the Gulf Video Game

Apparently Indie publisher Super Boise Games has made a game about fighting the oil spill spewing out into the Gulf of Mexico. It costs $1 on Xbox Live.

Kotaku did a piece on it here: and New Orleans news station WDSU got a couple of local reactions on a video you can check out here:

I'm not offended by the game like some people apparently are - hey it's not like your goal is to kill the dolphins to make room for more oil in the water! You're saving the day with ships armed with high-tech oil-burning lasers! (Are you listening Obama?) And games about newsworthy events might encourage people to become more informed. But c'mon that game looks pretty lame. Even for a dollar - I'll pass.

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Fallguy40 said...

I wonder if BP could equip sharks with laser beams on their heads. I'd settle for ill-tempered sea bass.

MadPlanet said...

Well-played sir Fallguy40. Well-played.