Awesome Half-Life 2 Mod Features Obama & McCain in Debate Setting

USC grad student John Brennan dropped GamePolitics a line to show us this amazing Half-Life 2 machinima featuring John McCain, Barack Obama, and an authentic HL2 head crab.

By way of explanation, John writes:

I’m an MFA student @ USC’s interactive media program.  My thesis project is a series of modifications to Half-Life 2 that will operate in the same space as political cartoons.  I’m playing with format right now, but so far it is Modding and Machinima as self expression and political commentary:)

I have a process for quickly getting ‘news-makers’ (providing enough photography) into Half-Life 2, access to MoCap data, and some good people helping out.

I’m just launching my first piece now, but it is sizable enough that I’d like to bring it to your attention.  It includes McCain, Obama, a debate stage, and is just in time for the vote.

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    Thomas McKenna says:

    I like the head crab at the beginning.  It must not be going after either candidate as it probably knows it’d most likely starve if it did.

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    C. Aaron Browbowski Jr. says:

    uhhh… i thought Freeman was a mute? but anyway LOL!

    Jesus Jack Jones Thompson…. is dead… (funeral udruge, followed by Celebrate 😀 )

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    Thomas McKenna says:

    "I wanna use them for Garry’s Mod."

    Oh god…this can’t end well.

    I can see it now…Obama and McCain in a rocket powered bathtub going through a series of portals with the word "SCIENCE!" in big bold white letters…

    Honestly though…I’d probably laugh my ass off if I saw them.

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