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11.21.2004

Take a Snipe at Camelot

This sounds like a great idea. I wonder if Franz Ferdinand is next; other possibilities include Honest Abe, Garfield, McKinley, Julius Caesar, Biggie Smalls/Tupac, etc. Failed assassination attempts would be good too, like Ron Reagan, John Paul II, Hitler, Karzai, Allawi, and so on. Options to use weapons that are historically inaccurate would add to entertainment (RPGing/IEDing the Popemobile, for instance).


In terms of solving historical mysteries, perhaps a recreation of that supposedly bombed vessel that started the Spanish-American War is in order?

Traffic Games said the objective was for a player to fire three shots at Kennedy's motorcade from assassin Lee Harvey Oswald's digitally recreated sixth-floor perch in the Texas School Book Depository.

Points are awarded or subtracted based on how accurately the shots match the official version of events as documented by the Warren Commission, which investigated Kennedy's assassination

Shooting the image of Kennedy in the right spots in the right sequence adds to the score, while "errors" like shooting first lady Jacqueline Kennedy lead to deductions.

...Oh, and it seams that some fans and family of JFK are up-in-arms about this game. But the pusuit of history bends for no one.

2 Comments:

At 12:31 AM, Blogger Ivan said...

I think re-creating history would totally be fun, in addition to a alternate universe style game.

You can immagine it being arbitrarily complicated: you're about to stab Alexander, after you make a choice, you change rolls to be the next in line decision maker, incorporate 'Risk' & 'Caesar 3', and then 'Civilizations', to find out how much faster we get to the moon.

Or, you kill Abe a few years early, in a scene out of CounterStrike Source, the south sucedes a few years early, Germany still loses WWI, and you are the decisive factor in whether the Union and Confederacy join forces after still great animosity to fight Battlefield 1942.

We should totally be seeing more hybrid games like this :)

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger joŇ°ko said...

I think that eventually I'll even be able to play the roll of Sherlock Holmes, perhaps confronting my nemesis Moriarty in an ever increasingly realistic environment. Who knows? Perhaps one day my fully realized virtual reality Sherlock Holmes game will take a life of its own, with Moriarty the program becoming self aware even, realizing both the scope of the program that created him and the starship upon which my computer resides, a starship he subsequently gains control of and tosses about like so many toys--with me left helpless, my only hope being to solve the computerized case and end the "game" against all odds and the tick of the clock.

 

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