Throughout the recent American presidential campaign for Barack Obama, online gaming played a fairly important role. Not only did Obama use in-game advertising
, but some of his appointed staff
are vocal World of Warcraft
players. The politicians of Israel have taken note of the effectiveness and popularity of Obama's campaign strategies, and are implementing a bit of online gaming
into their own upcoming national elections.
Israel's ruling Kadima
party will soon release an online game that chides former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
. it doesn't seem to be an MMO-type game, but more of a flash-based online game, we're guessing. Yet with the popularity of political campaigns in Second Life
and more politicians coming out as dedicated WoW
players, will the day ever come where these debates get more heated? Can you imagine watching the future president battling his opponent
in the Battlegrounds?