Online Game Turns Financial Bailout into a Shootout

October 3, 2008 -

Bush's Billions, the latest news-oriented, online game from T-Enterprise parodies the current bailout crisis in the U.S. financial markets.

From the game's description:

US President George W Bush has an imaginary shoot out with the speaker of Congress to get his hands on the $700 billion bail-out cash, in this weeks FAB game.

 

You control "Dubya" hiding behind a patrol car after robbing a bank, and must fire guns at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Bush comments on game progress during play, using real life audio clips of the President.


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Many bad feedbacks coming from people about bank bailout.I have read many article also.

 

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Re: Online Game Turns Financial Bailout into a Shootout

 I have read from many article..Most of them are telling that recovery Is Possible Only If
Central Bank Bailouts Stop.

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Re: Online Game Turns Financial Bailout into a Shootout

Not surprised a game came out about the bank bailout but really i mean people could have used the simplest online mortgage calculator and figured out what they could afford.

Re: Online Game Turns Financial Bailout into a Shootout

Heheh. Sure. Pork does taste good but it's not good for you. By all means, damn this country from being a world power if ya like.

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"Because this town is under the stranglehold of a few tight eyed Tree Huggers who would rather play Hacky Sack than lock up the homeless" -- Birch Barlow

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Re: Online Game Turns Financial Bailout into a Shootout

 I'm assuming that the maker of this game failed to realize that it was the leaders of the Democratic party that wanted to give all 700 billion to Bush with out discussion and without restrictions?  That such people like Obama, Pelosi, etc wanted above all else to get the bailout written in a single weekend?  

This game does nothing but to vilify Republicans and make the Dems seem like the good, righteous people who were fighting this bailout, despite the fact that the leaders of both parties were in full agreement over the issue?  You want to make someone look good, let it be everyone else in congress who went against their respective party leaders to put the restrictions they could in place.

Re: Online Game Turns Financial Bailout into a Shootout

It was both parties looking for a quick solution instead of looking into a real solution...

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Re: Online Game Turns Financial Bailout into a Shootout

 I know, which is why I said:

" You want to make someone look good, let it be everyone else in congress who went against their respective party leaders to put the restrictions they could in place."

My point here is that this game vilifies Republicans and Bush while trying to make someone who is one of the guiltiest in the bail out (Pelosi) seem like the good guy.

Poor Gameplay

I realize this is supposed to have a political message, but maybe this game could be designed for someone with two hands? I mean, you have one hand on the mouse, one hand on the down arrow... and one hand on the spacebar? Maybe some people's keyboards are set up so that you can reach the arrow keys and spacebar at the same time, but mine isn't. Please, make your political games playable.

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Re: Poor Gameplay

Yeah. I'm using a standard keyboard also and it's difficult to use all of the controls. Right now I'm using my left-hand pinky on the spacebar and my left-hand thumb on the down arrow.

Although there's a secret strategy to the game... I don't see how it's possible to win in 9 seconds, but maybe 15 to 20 seconds.

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"Because this town is under the stranglehold of a few tight eyed Tree Huggers who would rather play Hacky Sack than lock up the homeless" -- Birch Barlow

---------------------------------------- "Because this town is under the stranglehold of a few tight eyed Tree Huggers who would rather play Hacky Sack than lock up the homeless" -- Birch Barlow

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Hahaha, "You see I have to keep repeating myself so it will sink in.", yeah, into his own mind because he knows he shovels out the bull turds more than anyone, and Dick just helps him shovel it out, then shoots a guy in the face, and not only gets away with it, but the guy says sorry for getting in the way of you shooting pretty much.

Nido Web Flash Tutorials AS2 and AS3 Tutorials for anyone interested.
How to set Xbox 360 Parental Controls

Re: Online Game Turns Financial Bailout into a Shootout

Good one!

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