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Video Game Lets Players Be Immigrants
AP ^ | August 2, 2007 | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ

Posted on 08/02/2007 4:37:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

MIAMI (AP) - A Japanese computer science student fails to take a full load of university classes and loses his student visa. A 10th-grade Indian girl is detained because of a high school essay she wrote on the Department of Homeland Security.

These are two of the characters in ``ICED!'' - a new video game that invites players to step into the shoes of foreigners who run afoul of the U.S. immigration system. It is part of a burgeoning genre of video games that examine major social and policy issues such as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the situation in Darfur and the Electoral College.

``The game allows you to get into the body of a person, so you can experience what they are going through. There are very few opportunities to get that perspective,'' said Mallika Dutt, head of the nonprofit Breakthrough, which produced the game and uses new media to highlight social issues around the world.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigrants; immigration; videogame
Nothing about Geraldo Rivera's "Pesky Swedes."
1 posted on 08/02/2007 4:37:58 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
You score points by gaining social security benefits, free school, in-state tuition, welfare and food stamps, etc., etc.

Is this a great country, or what?

2 posted on 08/02/2007 4:40:31 PM PDT by traditional1
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Mallika Dutt, head of the nonprofit Breakthrough, which produced the game and uses new media to highlight social issues around the world.

How about the person who has their job taken. Or the person who has their loved one murdered. How about looking at the 'social issues' from the perspective of the society these people are invading you a$$.
3 posted on 08/02/2007 4:41:59 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: traditional1

Good grief.


4 posted on 08/02/2007 5:05:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

5 posted on 08/02/2007 5:15:55 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Cool! Instead of buying the game I’ll simply break into the video store after dark and take one for my anchor baby.


6 posted on 08/02/2007 5:44:59 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking it's heritage.)
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To: John Williams

LOL...


8 posted on 08/02/2007 10:52:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking it's heritage.)
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