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Saturday, May 22, 2004
This Guy's Got Something
David Wong has written one of the funniest, and most true, commentaries on modern warfare. Here's a bit (hat tip Junk Yard Blog):
3. Every War Sim has a "Fog of War" that obscures the map in darkness until units scout the landscape. Well, I want a hazy, brown "Fog of Bullshit" layer below that. I want it to make a village of farmers look like a secret armed militia, I want it to show me a massive enemy fortress where there is actually an Aspirin factory. I want to never know for sure which it was, even after the game is over.
18. I want to be able to build a POW camp structure where enemy soldiers and suicide bombers are held should they somehow survive battle or should their suicide bombing only be half-successful. I want to right-click on the building and open an option that says "Interrogate Prisoners," which will make parts of the map open up and reveal enemy positions, saving my own units from ambushes.
Then, I want a little cutscene to pop up to announce that photos of my prisoner interrogations have emerged, sparking international outrage because several prisoners were upset and humiliated and some even physically harmed.
The whole world is shocked. Because people were physically harmed.
In a war.
Read the whole thing. He does a great job of mixing humor with stark, cold and undeniable truth. Many of the jokes will make you uncomfortable because he tells it (mostly) like it is. There is one point in particular that hits the whole thing right on the nose. Can you tell which?