Monday, December 20, 2010

Help Us, O Leaders!

Even Games are in on the Game
Daily Shopper News
Fearing a planet-wide extinction from a massive asteroid headed towards Earth, world leaders are faced with the inexorable task of ensuring human survival.
What would we do without leaders?
RAGE is a groundbreaking first-person shooter set in the not-too-distant future after an asteroid impacts Earth, leaving a ravaged world behind. You emerge into this vast wasteland to discover humanity working to rebuild itself against such forces as raider gangs, mutants, and the Authority - an oppressive government regime that has a special interest in you in particular.
You see, the worst-case scenario for all of htose "global governance" types, is to actually deal with an issue that isn't:

a) a fake one promoted by activists who try to peddle it as an existential issue,


b) something that "could" happen but are betting won't, so they can peddle it as an existential issue.

Why zat, do you ask? In order to have a summit somewhere and appear "to lead".
So it makes perfect sense to transpose it into the isolated and auto-stimulatory world of a first-person-shooter computer game.