Gaming with Uncle Lester: When Greed Overrides Good Sense
Uncle Lester may live in a van down by the river, but that doesnÂt mean he isnÂt a gamer at heart. Always on the lookout for an unsecured Wi-Fi connection to use before being runoff, his quest for gamer glory continues!
Hello and welcome to the 16th edition of Gaming with Uncle Lester! IÂm your host of todayÂs show, Uncle Lester. ItÂs amazing how being nearly blown to smithereens by a bomb can get the imagination flowing. I suppose it should have made me think about getting my life together. Maybe get a job or a home again. Nah. What I really needed was a plan and oh boy did that experience give me one. IÂve decided IÂm going to be an undercover cop! Without the actual cop part. Genius!
This whole government thing got me thinking too. A while back there was this mercenary game released on consoles. I was all excited when I initially caught wind of the project. There was this dude that pitched the idea, got it approved, and was deeply involved in the creation process. Was he an artist? Nope. Game designer? Nope. Ok, how about a programmer? Nope, nope, and nope. He used to work in the CIA and has his own mercenary group.
Wow. How cool was that going to be that a real mercenary game was going to be developed? Call of Duty? More like Call of Doody! Battlefield 3? How about Rattlefield 3, ya baby? This was going to be a game by mercs for wanna be mercs! CanÂt get much cool than that. At least until I found out the person doing the pitch was a guy by the name of Erik Prince. You may have heard of him, or at least his outfit. It was called Blackwater. The game was going to go by the same name. I was floored.
IÂm not the most politically astute person in the world. I mean come onÂ who the hell is going to care what IÂm doing in my van, so I donÂt give a ratÂs ass about the government, butÂ Blackwater? Even I know they gave our country a black eye by being hired for security and killing civilians. Not just once or twice by ÂaccidentÂ either. I canÂt believe any game developer would agree to make such a game. ButÂ well, money talks doesnÂt it. Too bad itÂs not talking in my empty wallet right now.
ThatÂs it for todayÂs show but tune in tomorrow for more from your potent potpourri of the gaming world, Uncle Lester! Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @UncleLesterWIFI too or send me an email with your gamer topic at [email protected]!