Friday, December 19, 2008

New Game Lets You Play President

Now you're playing with power... - Between the crushing economic crisis, a brutal war overseas, and a wealth of hot-button domestic issues, President-elect Barack Obama's life is about to become pretty challenging. And quite possibly pretty fun, too. Gamers will have a chance to find out firsthand in Commander in Chief, an upcoming computer game that turns armchair generals into desktop presidents. The game was created by Eversim and favors strategic decision-making over goofy satire by incorporating real-world data culled from organizations like NATO, OPEC and the U.N, tasking players to manage a web of complex relationships as they try to balance budgets, lower unemployment, manage special interest groups and save the economy. It's a far cry from other recent presidential games, including the popular Mario clone, Super Obama World. And in a stroke of genius, it will be available January 20, 2009 -- Inauguration Day. (Yahoo/ Reuters Photo via Yahoo)

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