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Friday, October 31, 2008

Am I Asleep?

posted by on October 31 at 1:45 AM

Or did Mercenaries 2, a particularly average shoot-a-bunch-of-stuff video game from EA this year, just insert Barack Obama and Sarah Palin into their game for free publicity? Jesus:

I bet Sarah Palin can see Russia from that helicopter she just hijacked. Conveniently, this “update” to the game in question won’t be out until well after the election, by which time we can only hope Palin isn’t still gathering pitchfork-bearing mobs and demanding recounts.

And besides, no political video game tie-in will ever outdo Bill and Hillary’s “boomshakalaka” days:

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Man, what ever happened to NBA Jam? And Acclaim? And Midway? And the Clintons?

Posted by Jason Petersen | October 31, 2008 2:37 AM

That game blows.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 31, 2008 7:25 AM

Where's the underground adult version? I can think of some better Obama and Palin action that needn't involve firearms . . . . (altho torture, hmmmmm)

Posted by Fred34 | October 31, 2008 8:06 AM

Whoa! Did you see what Obama did with that hand grenade?

That, my friends, is not supporting our troops!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | October 31, 2008 8:11 AM

Oh man. I have to admit that Palin carrying that huge bazooka is kinda hot.

Posted by Paul | October 31, 2008 8:11 AM

It looks like they grafted Bill Clinton's face onto Bill Walton's neck.

Posted by kebabs | October 31, 2008 8:14 AM

Sam, are you going to review Fallout 3?

Posted by happy renter | October 31, 2008 8:27 AM

NBA Jam was the most incredible game of its time, thrusting us into 16 Bit's golden age.

Too bad Shaq Fu came out and ruined that balance.

Posted by AJ | October 31, 2008 8:35 AM

Midway is still around.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 31, 2008 8:48 AM

OK. Who's going to be the one to point out that the first thing we see Obama do in that preview is Steal A Car? any takers?

Posted by ReverendZ | October 31, 2008 8:59 AM

@7: I just got a copy earlier this week, and until I get a gaming intern or something, it'll take me a while to get through this one and Fable II, which I plan on combo-reviewing.

Posted by Sam M. | October 31, 2008 9:32 AM

...and LittleBigPlanet's coming as well, along with other PS3 stuff. And the Penny Arcade game. And I'm still dealing with this Warhammer Online addiction. Tough life!

Posted by Sam M. | October 31, 2008 9:44 AM

Palin's got an awesome back-stabbing attack.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 31, 2008 11:00 AM

@6: Looks a little more Rick Mahorn to me.

Posted by the man who couldn't blog | October 31, 2008 11:06 AM

Forget Palin with the bazooka. That's nowhere near misogynistic enough for a video game.

Palin's special weapon would have to be childbirth, with the kids like the brooms in the saucer's apprentice.

Posted by Jonathan Golob | October 31, 2008 11:33 AM

@12, there's a Penny-Arcade game? Wow, I haven't been paying any attention...time for Gamespy...

Posted by Leslie N. | October 31, 2008 2:39 PM

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