Video Games Will Help You Understand Sarah Palin

September 5, 2008 -

Video game columnist Dave Davies of the San Antonio Express has tongue firmly planted in cheek as he ticks off a quartet of video games that he says can increase one's understanding of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin.

In what amounts to a series of micro-reviews, he writes:

Before we jump to conclusions about Palin, we should get to know her a little better — walk a mile in her snowshoes. Video games can help us do that.

By way of powering up your Palin I.Q., Davies suggests the following games:

The Deadlist Catch (360):  According to her official biography, Palin worked with her husband, Todd, on a commercial fishing boat. So playing the game you can see what tough work this is. And playing this game is a lot like work.

 

Kawasaki Snowmobiles (Wii): Todd Palin is the five-time champion of the world's longest snowmobile race... So what's it like to be a snowmobile champ? Play the game  and find out — not! Even with all the distractions, Palin's political career is having an easier time staying on track than the snowmobiles in this simulation.

 

Cabela's Alaskan Adventures (PS2): Sarah Palin loves to shoot her some of that moose and you can, too...Despite Sony's promise of backward compatibility, this game did not run on my PS3 — but I've still got the PS2.

 

Arctic Tale: Palin doesn't want federal protection for the polar bears and she doesn't believe in global warming. But if we could get her to play this game, she might change her mind.


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Re: Video Games Will Help You Understand Sarah Palin

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*sigh*

I hate living in this city....
[Note:  this was written in San Antonio]

Re: Video Games Will Help You Understand Sarah Palin

Better play video games as much as you can in the next 2 months, because if Palin gets elected then she'll try to ban them just like she tried to ban books with offensive language in her town's library as a mayor.

Re: Video Games Will Help You Understand Sarah Palin

Please be realistic. First of all, Palin's not running for President. Second, Palin has no record with video games, and we don't know what books she'd intended to ban or why.

Third, even if Palin became president and wanted to make game legislation, she would have to get it through Congress, then have the Courts to contend with.

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Well this was a suitable retarded article.

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HEY GP, Not gonna comdemn this guy for sterotyping Alaskans? Your double-standrards are showing sir!

Sarah Palin can sit on my presidential staff any day!

-------------------------------------------------- I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

Re: Video Games Will Help You Understand Sarah Palin

O, Deadlist Catch must have been when she was working on a boat with her husband part of the AIP boating trip right right?

 

Re: Video Games Will Help You Understand Sarah Palin

Heh, The Deadlist Catch.

I'm waiting for the latest episode of Rooster Teeth's "Forced Enjoyment" series. This game is next in line.

 

Give me a break.

My screen is oozing from the bias here.

 

Pretty sad.

Re: Video Games Will Help You Understand Sarah Palin

Wow, do you smell the bias?

Re: Video Games Will Help You Understand Sarah Palin

I can definitely smell some stupid, and isn't coming from the article.

Re: Video Games Will Help You Understand Sarah Palin

So that's what the smell is? I thought everyone realized what trouble Obama is in and **** there pants.

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 http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/

yeah he's really on the ropes there. pretty far behind.

Re: Video Games Will Help You Understand Sarah Palin

A great fit would be GTA: San Andreas;

she'd be Catalina.

Re: Video Games Will Help You Understand Sarah Palin

They forgot "Left Behind", which is a summation of her religious views of the future, where god's chosen will you machineguns to convert the heathens after the Rapture.

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 Can we play ''exert authority to fire in-laws'' for the 360, or ''Debt master 22 million: alaska edition'' for PC? Or what about McCains favorite game ''change positions'' for the PS3? When do they come out?

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I thought SimCity would be on the list.

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Re: Video Games Will Help You Understand Sarah Palin

I think it would have to be the SimVillage, or maybe restrict people to the first 20 minutes of SimCity.

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... All of those sound boring to me. Meh..

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Cute......lame...but cute.... meh..

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That's...kinda...lame...

 

-Remember kids, personal responsibility is for losers! For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007) Just to name a few...

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

Re: Video Games Will Help You Understand Sarah Palin

Hahah. What, no MILF references? Come on. How about underage daughter/baby/redneck references. I'd go with some redneck rampage.

 
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