« | Home | »

Three-Way Sumo

Tags: | |

'Presidential Paintball'

'Presidential Paintball'

The most popular game on miniclip.com at the moment is Volcanic Airways. ‘The Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland has erupted, you must escape the volcanic ash and get to safety! Loops get you more points!’ For all those urgent exclamation marks, Volcanic Airways is the slowest game ever – your chubby Boeing drags its bulk through the air at such a leisurely crawl that when the ash cloud finally catches up you can’t help but feel you deserve to be engulfed. The work of the programmers behind the game, though, has been undeniably swift.

The internet gaming industry has never been slow to respond to the news. As the presidential campaigns for the 2008 US election ground on, a game called Presidential Paintball appeared: ‘Hillary, Obama, Giuliani & more play paintball for the USA presidency’– with phosphorescent green paint, in the White House! As candidates dropped out of the race, the range of characters you could choose to play as narrowed, till only Obama and McCain were left. Though Hillary lived to fight another day in Street Fight, in which Clinton and Obama go mano a mano in business attire on the White House lawn, while Bill and Michelle cheer from the sidelines.

The UK general election hasn’t proved so fruitful. But then it couldn’t have been a paintball shoot-out, or a boxing match – too dynamic, too entertaining. A bout of three-way sumo would be more like it: three sweaty blokes locked, grunting, in a monolithic head-to-head, pounding their angry legs into the dust.

Comments on “Three-Way Sumo”

  1. Jon Day says:

    This is quite good:

    http://www.downingstreetfighter.com/

    Can’t work out the combos though.

Comment on this post

Log in or register to post a comment.


  • Recent Posts

    RSS – posts

  • Contributors

  • Recent Comments

    • Graucho on Inauguration Day: In a just world the Iran Contra affair would have had Reagan impeached and imprisoned, but it isn't a just world.
    • Rikkeh on The Prince and the Ladybird: Would as many people have bought or talked about a Ladybird Book on climate change had the Dolphin not been involved? Almost certainly not. Is there a...
    • Thomas Jones on Earthquakes, continued: A hotel was buried under an avalanche in Farindola, Abruzzo. According to one of the rescuers, who were able to reach the place only on skis, 'there a...
    • Josef C. on At the Gogol Centre: Certainly Kurt Schwitters (* 1887, Hannover, Germany; + 1948 in Kendal, Cumbria, England) and his 'Ursonate' belongs to this artistic league of the pl...
    • Phil on Cold War Ghosts: The conclusion may or may not be a ghost. A USA-Russia propaganda alliance sounds like a weak force, compared to actual trends, which are internal and...

    RSS – comments

  • Contact

  • Blog Archive

Advertisement Advertisement