Thursday, November 27, 2008

Squirts of Shame-Globs of Guilt

As many of you may already know, there's nothing I love more than playing videos games. So after purchasing the new Call of Duty: World at War, I have been starry-eyed at the possibilities. If they can make a video game about a WWII soldier then perhaps it's possible for me to finally kill a pixelated Sharon Tate with unborn fetus in tow in Charles Manson: Monsters in LA. Or I could decapitate that Japanese tourist in Terrorist Cell 3: Behind Enemy Lines.

Or perhaps we could all enjoy a slasher/adventure entitled John Holmes: Assassin in the Flesh. In this game, players maneuver porn-legend John Holmes' zombie corpse around Wonderland Avenue looking for the man or woman that gave him the AIDS virus which eventually took his life. In the meantime you get to shoot it out with drug pushers and pornography protesters. It would be damn hard to argue with 13 inches of justice.

This explosion of real life horrors being made into interactive games can only be seen as the progressive strides of mankind. What with pornography and virtual homicide so easily accessible, our vices are evolving into routine and accepted events rather than shady dealings that take place in darkened alleys. Now if we could only find a way to simulate shame and regret, we would never have to leave home.


joe said...

the manson game sounds like a hit, dude.

Mike Valentino said...

Joe- Finally you crawl out of whatever rock you've been hiding under.

joe said...

yeah, I'm out, that fucking thing was heavy man.

Quin Browne said...

my son was one of the developers on that game.


Ziggy Za. said...

Anytime you can walk around some dilapidated city, give drugs to junkies and watch them OD on your product; you can definitely--

--wait. Forgot if I was talking about Fallout 3 or something in real life. Carry on.

LOL, quick story; while in Malaysia in 2002, a group of my friends and I ran into a man selling Nintendo games. One was titled 9/11 and the cover art featured a picture of Osama Bin Laden with the twin towers on fire in the background. Sick.

Mike Valentino said...

Ziggy Za- Indeed, that is sick. Now imagine what our grandparents think about these WWII video games. Same thing.