Creative Destruction

April 27, 2006

Peace-gaming

Filed under: Popular Culture — bazzer @ 2:32 pm

Yeah, this should make a mint. A couple of graduate students are developing a video game called "Peacemaker," in which the goal is to avoid blowing things up. The goal, in fact, is to establish peace in the Middle East between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Obviously I've never played this game before, so I should probably withhold judgment. But why do I get the sneaking suspicion that I know how to "win" this game? Take the 0.01% of the Middle East that the Jews control, divide it in half, and give half to the Arabs and Muslims who control the other 99.9% without receiving anything in return?

Yay, I win! What's the prize?

Something tells me it won't be outselling "Grand Theft Auto" anytime soon.

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2 Comments »

  1. What, it’s not a First-Person Shooter with Colt .45 and lots of Hamas activists?

    😛

    Comment by Tuomas — April 28, 2006 @ 5:14 pm | Reply

  2. Actually, here’s the solution I came up with:

    – Start out with a world in which 99.99% of the resources are withheld from Palestinians, and there’s a bunch of war.

    – End with a world in which 99.98% of the resources are withheld from Palestinians, but there’s a little less war.

    Didn’t look too bad to me. But I guess it’s a matter of perspective.

    Comment by nobody.really — April 28, 2006 @ 5:35 pm | Reply


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