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“Warning, You Might be Drowning” or “Live Disasters”

I came across this interesting piece of news in InformationWeek.

New York state authorities may use gaming platforms such as the Xbox, PlayStation or Wii to inform citizens about natural or man-made catastrophes. State officials are currently testing the system on the Xbox 360, claiming that youth spend more time with gaming consoles these days than with television or radio. The later are the traditional mediums for disaster information dissemination.

On paper it seems like a sound strategy. I can’t help but wonder what is next in the incessant evolution of consoles: ‘Insert foot in this compartment for a pedicure’? ‘Place dirty laundry in the disc tray’?

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  1. Leto
    November 26, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    A lot of people play games as an escape, of sorts. Last thing I want is to have depressing death tolls thrown in my face while gaming.

    Mario, all jumping around.

    Yay!

    “This just in: 20,000 puppies die in oil spill.”

    …Nooooo!

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