Posts Tagged ‘barack obama’

Strong Presidents, Strong Gamers

Fun fact: Lincoln had maaaad CS:S skills

President Obama wants fathers to encourage their children to “turn off the video games and pick up a book.” Books are good, but games are also good. So we want presidents to play more games. (As well as reading books and ending poverty and promoting equality and stopping terrorism and that sort of thing, obviously).

Good afternoon,

I grew up without a President around. I was lucky enough to be raised by a wonderful 90Mhz Gateway who, like so many heroic computers, never allowed my President’s absence to be an excuse for me to slack off or not always do my best at Quake. But I often wonder what it would have been like if my President had a greater presence in my gaming life.

Read the rest of this entry »

Mercenaries 2 Gets Political

Terrorist! Arab! Etc.

Well here’s a weird one. G4 are reporting that come November’s first DLC update for Mercenaries 2, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin will become playable characters. (Note: the DLC is not confirmed for PC, but it’s also not not confirmed. We hope. We’ll ditch this story later if I’m stupid and wrong.) It sounds like an unseasonal April Fool’s, but there’s a video to prove it.

Read the rest of this entry »