Assorted Geekery

Gettysburg: Armored Warfare

I saw this go past on steam store a second ago – quote below taken from the game desc.  

Gettysburg: Armored Warfare “The outcome of the Civil War is in peril. Weapons, armor and machinery have been sent back in time. The Confederate forces are now attempting to overthrow the Union and change the course of history”

Wow – I didn’t know we had sunk this low.  And if that wasn’t enough to make you want to hang yourself with piano wire, the picture is Union infantry advancing with minigun.  seriously. With minigun – that made it into production.

In a world where dozens of great game never make release because they are not a clone of an existsing game, in a world where the staple bulk of actually playable games comes from indie developers.  In this market now, how does this make it past the first meeting, let alone into production.  It’s as if they sat down and deliberatly tried to offend as many people as possible.  

I dont know who was the design lead on this, but sir, you offend me. You offend all mankind.  Now go run yourself a nice hot bath and slit your wrists.