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Political Video Games

Obama and Sarah Palin as Mercenaries

— November 1, 2008 — Tech
Pandemic’s latest downloadable content (DLC) called “Mercenaries 2-World in Flames” has Barack Obama and Sarah Palin as mercenaries in a war zone blowing up stuff all over the place.

In this preview of the Xbox 360 video game Obama, who is dressed in a business suit, and Sarah Palin who is rocking a red jacket with a black skirt, engage in hand-to-hand combat with the enemy (which strangely is not each other), shoot at tanks and helicopters with bazookas and pull stunts, the likes of which I had not seen since Rambo and the third presidential debate between Obama and McCain.

I would not drop a penny on this video game, but it is a lot of fun to watch.
Trend Themes
1. Political Video Games - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop interactive and educational political video games that engage players in real-world political scenarios.
2. Celebrity Cameo in Video Games - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate famous political figures into video games to attract a wider audience and generate buzz.
3. Action-packed DLC - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create downloadable content (DLC) that adds exciting new missions and characters to video games, increasing replay value.
Industry Implications
1. Video Game Development - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the integration of politics and gaming to create unique gaming experiences that appeal to diverse audiences.
2. Entertainment - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborate with celebrities and politicians to bring their personas and stories into interactive entertainment mediums.
3. Educational Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Utilize political video games as a tool for teaching and engaging students in civics and current events.
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