In the run-up to the 2008 presidential campaign, even CNN is getting into the video game act.
The well-known news organization is offering Presidential Pong on its website, a silly little Flash game which allows players to pit their favorite candidate against a political opponent controlled by the A.I.
Players can choose from four leading candidates from each party, including the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Rudy Giuliani. Each character has a unique powe-up available. Hillary’s, for example, is the Clinton family name, while John McCain (left) benefits by being a military veteran.
Presidential Pong is mildly entertaining but more noteworthy as yet another indication of the mainstreaming of video game tech.