Texas Oil Shootout (2007)

The Texas Style Oil Shootout is a satirical look at politics, oil, money, and war. This web based interactive game is intended to be a scathing look at the Bush administrations mishandling the Iraq war. We find George W. Bush prancing around on the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and other victims of his policies against a stark war torn landscape. He is performing a ceremonial dance at the altar of neo-conservatism with a nuke in one hand, and a Donald Rumsfeld jester head in the other. The figure of the president actually does nothing functional in the game except establish content and create a distraction. The interactive actions available in the game involve clicking on objects to score dollar values. Blowing up oil rigs, nuclear power plants, and assassinating Saddam Hussein, and Osama Bin Laden, add dollar values to a running total. The object of the game is to find the weapons of mass destruction, which of course are not present. The game is there fore without resolution and cannot be won.

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The Texas Style Oil Shootout is a satirical look at politics, oil, money, and war. This web based interactive game is intended to be a scathing look at the Bush administrations mishandling the Iraq war. We find George W. Bush prancing around on the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and other victims of his policies against a stark war torn landscape. He is performing a ceremonial dance at the altar of neo-conservatism with a nuke in one hand, and a Donald Rumsfeld jester head in the other. The figure of the president actually does nothing functional in the game except establish content and create a distraction. The interactive actions available in the game involve clicking on objects to score dollar values. Blowing up oil rigs, nuclear power plants, and assassinating Saddam Hussein, and Osama Bin Laden, add dollar values to a running total. The object of the game is to find the weapons of mass destruction, which of course are not present. The game is there fore without resolution and cannot be won.

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