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Barack Obama Launches White House Virtual Reality Video Game

by | 17th, July 2009

yes-wii-canPRESIDENT Barack Obama gives a sermon to commemorate the 100th anniversay of the NAACP and the New York Times hears him tell black folks to put the computer games away and search for the Obama inside your home:

President Obama delivered a fiery sermon to black America on Thursday night, warning black parents that they must accept their own responsibilities by “putting away the Xbox and putting our kids to bed at a reasonable hour,” and telling black children that growing up poor is no reason to get bad grades.

“No one has written your destiny for you,” he said, directing his remarks to “all the other Barack Obamas out there” who might one day grow up to be president. “Your destiny is in your hands, and don’t you forget that. That’s what we have to teach all of our children! No excuses! No excuses!”

Put that video game down! And that joint. And the cocaine. And the cigarettes. And the booze. Jeez!

In case you missed the rhetoric and were too busy playing computer game, Obama is theer to help. Simon Scowl notices that video games are not so bad if they feature The One:

In their eternal quest to capture the youth vote, Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has taken to the streets of Burnout Paradise, filling the game with billboards promoting the presidential hopeful.

“I can confirm that the Obama campaign has paid for in-game advertising in Burnout,” Holly Rockwood, Electronic Arts director of corporate communications told virtual world fixture Wagner James Au.

Obama a hypocrite? No way.

Barack Obama reportedly said he’s better at the Wii version of bowling than he was at the real thing while on the campaign trail in Pennsylvania last year.

Wii are all spazmos now. You see, video games just need to be coerced into accepting His message. Suzanne Seggerman points the way ahead:

 For me, the most interesting area is the new genre of video games about real world issues — games about the environment, global hunger, poverty, disease. These are games that help kids become more thoughtful, responsible and committed citizens. And these games may be the best tool we have to reach and engage them in the issues they will carry into their future.

Sounds like a  a lot of fun. Gamers can work out with handy app. how many trees they’re killing as they learn about the environment.  

Alternatively, we can evacuate the planet. As Obama asks astronauts in space:

 “Can you play video games in space?”

Meanwhile, back on planet Obama, there is no war, pestilence and disease…

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