Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Everyone is well aware of all the protests going on and how important they are to many individuals and Free Tibet movements. So how does ESPN handle this? They joke about it by posting a video game on Page 2 in which your goal is to "navigate the Olympic torch away from angry protesters."
It's a very complex game featuring the torch as an object you move with your arrow keys away from little red moving dots (those pesky angry protesters) and ultimately on to the Olympic rings. The red dots multiply in numbers and eventually extinguish the flame if you're not quick enough.
I mean besides the fact that it could be seen as demeaning to people practicing free speech and perhaps it trivializes the struggle of a region long under siege by the Chinese Government.....it's pretty damn fun.
Torch Run (ESPN.com)
(Thanks to MM for passing along the link)