Paper Pusher by Day, War Correspondent by Night

Every year, there are new video games that are marketed.  The biggest players in the industry are First-Person Shooters (FPS) which take your pent up aggression from your nine to five and lets you unleash it while slandering some 14 year old who just picked up the sticks for the first time.  Chances are, if you have a video game system at your house, you're bound to have an FPS lying around somewhere.

Remember guys, no using Oddjob.
This year, though, Defiant Developers are taking the old adage "If it's not broke, don't fix it" and spinning it around like O'reilly on 'The Factor'.  Of course, they kept the explosions, bullets whizzing by, and slow motion heroic scenes that all wartime video games require, but their solution to making it more engaging is to remove the guns and replace them with HD cameras.  The game is called 'WARCO' and puts the player, which is most likely going to be a 14 year old middle schooler who is putting off his homework for the game, in the heart of a war torn country trying to get the latest footage for what can only be expected as a two minute piece on NPR to highlight the latest uprising before they cut to 'Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me.'

He'll be waking up at 3 a.m. with flashbacks of death around him and images of too much glue on his macaroni art.
WARCO is the combination of War and Correspondent, which is fitting because it combines the two things that teenagers want to be a part of...being in the midst of an epic firefight with you and your closest compatriots, and writing a three page, double spaced essay on current events.  Their minds are sure to be active as they travel through Cambodia like an overly excited 90's kid trying to get a picture of Pikachu eating an apple in Pokémon Snap.

And when you are not trying to boost your high score while filming a market place after a devastating raid, you are given time to go back to the 2 star motel along with the other reporters to trade stories and complain about supervisors and whether their sources are a good lead.  Nothing like some good old fashion cooler talk with the boys after a two day fire fight!  Check out the video to see first hand that Anderson Cooper will most likely give 'Game of the Year' to.


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