Obama & McCain Square Off in Soul Calibur 4

August 1, 2008 -

The 2008 presidential campaign is getting ugly, what with a John McCain TV spot that paints Barack Obama as a celebrity lightweight in the grand tradition of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and the Obama campaign fighting back with sharp words about McCain.

Given the nasty political climate, Darren Gladstone of PC World (who clearly has too much time on his hands) decided to use Soul Calibur 4's custom character creator to let martial arts versions of the prez candidates go mano-a-mano:

Barack always struck me as a Jeet Kun Do master: nimble, deadly with his words--and with a pair of nunchucks. McCain? This guy's tough as nails. I don't know if I could've made it through half the stuff he did, so, of course, I have to equip him with the biggest mallet available.

 

Barack has youth on his side, so of course he's dancing rings around McCain... But stand still too long, and the cagey Vietnam vet is gonna deliver a haymaker: his mile-long service record.

 


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Re: Obama & McCain Square Off in Soul Calibur 4

Gallagher can araç kiralama say all he wants, but I strongly rent a car believe it's due to his crappy leadership and E3 being a joke. ESA's Board of Directors need to find a way to get out rent a car of this horrid contract with this Bush cronie before there's no one left on the Board.

Btw, I think Atari and Midway will drop out too, but mostly travesti because  these guys have done nothing ttnet vitamin or little and need to start saving costs.

 

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Vote Obama if you would like the country to have the feeling of democracy.

Vote Mcain if you're rich, don't give a rats ass about the environment, have lots of guns, and want tax-free government programs.

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Indeed, I had great respect for McCain until his nomination got serious and I started see the man I respected crumble beneath the "I've got to please special interests" boot.

Take for example the bs with the oil drilling. Independent and even government studies determined that there is not enough quality oil (in the places that are currently prohibited) to warrant the effort. In fact even if consumption stayed the same (which it won't) and we extracted every drop in a year (near impossible) there is only oil for about two years. Of course they boost the figures by figuring dirty oil, which they claim to be easily recoverable (but more expensive to get, much more).

Anyway, the point is, McCain announces in May how he is against the drilling but come June, after GB insists it is necessary, he suddenly changes his stance.

Just one example... wish it wasn't so, but he's dwindling as a candidate for me.

Obama may have less experience, but I think it is actually good he is younger. At least it is easier for him to understand how some things work today, no experience in the world can help you there. In any case he has experience, maybe not as much as McCain, but he is certainly not fresh off College.

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The thing I find ammusing about Obama is that while he may be lacking in Expierience, his primary competition has been lacking in judgement. Mcain has talked extensivley about performing wildly contradictory feats during his first term, such as balancing the economy while reinforcing afganistan, maintaining troop levels in iraq and all while cutting taxes. Furthermore, his forign policy is a nightmare; there are plans to begin snubbing russia and china. It's idiotic.

Then of course are mcains many, many idiotic comments. Things like how al-quaeda is being trained in iran to fight in iraq, or how iraq borders on afganistan, or referencing checloslavakia as a country.

Is obama perfect? Hell no. But he's a damm sight better then the alternative; a doddering old man who's best days are behind him.

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I don't trust anyone who wants to be President, but I'd rather have someone who is fairly young than a guy who probably has no idea how to use email and who's of the same generation as the idiot who thinks the internet is a series of tubes.

Plus, after the current abortion that they call a presidency, I can't imagine ever desiring another Republican as President.

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I dislike both candidates but Obama is definetly the worst; at least McCain has experience. Obama has none.

and Obama is NOT a candidate of change. that's bullshit. he wants to keep America going on the same path to nowhere we've been going down since the 70's. on a much larger scale, Obama is not that much different from McCain.

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You're probably thinking, "I'll vote for a third party canidate". Don't throw it away, because this year you're vote is VERY important.

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This time it won't be a "throw away" vote. People are going to vote third party like crazy because Obama and Mccain have both been exposed for contradicting themselves, and more importantly have stated they have no plans to end the war.  Spend five minutes on youtube and you will see.  The two media nominees (Obama/Mccain) are both exactly the same!  

Most of our troops and their families will be voting for the candidate who wants to stop the war, and so will everyone who supports freedom and liberty.  If that happens to be the third  party candidate so be it.  We need to break out of this left right paradigm anyway, there is no difference anymore between the two parties and most people can see it pretty clearly.

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Your an idiot.

Barrak has plans to begin withdrawing troops from iraq at a fairly steady pace so that ~barring a massive upswing in violence~ will have the troops fully withdrawn within 16 months of his entering the oval office.

True, He does plan on sending some of them over to Afganistan, but that particular region NEEDs the troops in order to prevent Osama from slithering back in to set up shop.

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Path to nowhere > Mcains bullet train to hell.

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You ever seen McCain wait to give a speech? He doesn't like to have his arms hang at his sides. He usually looks uncomfortable when he does and instead prefers to hold his hands in front of him. Do you know why? Because he was tortured while in Vietnam and his shoulders were messed up pretty badly. Did you know that he was offered a chance to leave early because he was the son of an admiral in the navy, but declined because he knew that if he had his fellow prisoners would be treated worse?

I think it's more likely that he'd put himself on a "bullet train to hell" to protect the rest of us.

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How does his enduring torture more then 3 decades ago make him a worthy president? Particularly when he's proposing incredibly absurd policies and impossible promises with no explanation for how he intends to achieve them?

Please, explain.

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and for the record I'm not dengrating his dedication to his fellow soldiers or what he endured at the hands of the Vietcong. I'm pointing out that it has almost no bearing on his worth as a presicential nominee.

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I want to see a 2D flash fight game with the two candidates more realistisc than this. The hammer is a dumb massive destruction weapon.

 

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im suprised obama didn't call mccain a racist after he hammered him, i figured obama was going to do a suicide bomb attack

jeb '08

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LAAAAAAMMME! The character models suck, McCains voice sounds fucking silly, and...well god damn, if I see another fucking political fighting game I'll fucking throw up.

 

 -Entertainment isn't the reason the world sucks. It's the reason we know the world sucks. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard researchers Larry Kutner&Cheryl Olson

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

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Zzzzzzzzzzzz

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The title was kind of misleading. I was expecting Obama and McCain to be playing SC4.

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that would be pretty interesting although I doubt either of them knows how to play.

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

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 Neither did whoever was playing here...

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I used to be a huge McCain fan mostly because he is a moderaste candidate and even worked with the democrats to help the nation. I rooted for him in 2000 when he ran against Bush in the primaries and I rooted for him on the 2008 Primaries. But now I am terrybly disappointed on his latest actions like hiring former Bush Campaign managers to run his campaign. I hope he comes to his senses and corrects his mistakes cause I don't need any more retarded scare tactics. And Austin_Lewis you want to see baseless Rethorics? Go ahead and watch the last three Ads McCain has launched against Obama and then talk about Baseless Rethorics.

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Oh wow, politicians engaging in a fighting game. How original.

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Good thing Hilary didn't get the nomination.  I would not want to see her in Soul Calibur's standard female attire.

(And what the heck, who wins the battle?)

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McCain, because he has more weapons than Nunchuks and the phrases 'hope' and 'change'.

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Yes, you are corrent. McCain obviously does not have words like 'hope' and 'change' in his vocabulary, but then again it's kind of hard to hear what he has to say since his head is so firmly placed up Bush's ass. 

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Actually, McCain often disagreed with George and his policies.  Nice to see more baseless rhetoric though.

Hey, remember how Obama said he wouldn't be taking corporate donations, and then turned around and took them from groups like walmart and pharmaceutical companies within the last year? 

So much for 'change'.  The man's full of crap, and if all he can offer is the hope of change with no plan for change, why would any intelligent person vote for him?

 

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Lewis, still stuck in 2004 are you?

Yeah, lets "spell it out."

* McCain fiercely opposed the MLK holiday, then, when seeking the support of the NAACP, he was for it.

* In 1999, McCain supported the offshore drilling moratorium. Recently he announced that those very same “moratoria should be lifted.”

* McCain criticized TV preacher Jerry Falwell as “an agent of intolerance” in 2002, but has since decided to cozy up to the man who said Americans “deserved” the 9/11 attacks. (Indeed, McCain has now hired Falwell’s debate coach.)

* McCain used to oppose Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy, but he reversed course in February.

* McCain supported a major campaign-finance reform measure that bore his name. In June, he abandoned his own legislation.

* McCain took a firm line in opposition to torture, and then caved to White House demands.

* McCain gave up on his signature policy issue, campaign-finance reform, and won’t back the same provision he sponsored just a couple of years ago.

* McCain was against presidential candidates campaigning at Bob Jones University before he was for it.

* McCain was anti-ethanol. Now he’s pro-ethanol.

* McCain was both for and against state promotion of the Confederate flag.

* And now he’s both for and against overturning Roe v. Wade.

I could go on... Do I need to spell it out for you? I love how you want to play the intelligence card, even though it only takes 20 minutes to see the numerous flip-flops he's done. Is Obama guilty also? You damn right, but is he like McCain? Hell no.

Get your facts straight about your damn candidate before you want to start talking about others

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McCain was only liberal as long as it didn't hurt his chances with the red staters. Now that it is, he's flip-flopping like the dead fish he is. At least Obama has experience turning things around for the average citizen(see Chicago record).

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Yeah... he really did a lot of good as a community organizer.

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Agreed.

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In terms of disagreeing with his policies, he's really gone to the far right on a large number of them.  And Obama has offered a number of plans for change, you just haven't bothered to look at them.

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McCain's only far to the right on a few policies, the war in Iraq, medicare/aid (which really needs to be merged into one organization, thus saving the government tons of money by laying off redundant personnel).

Show me some of these plans for 'change' that Barack has offered that aren't A) idiotic, or B) bullshit.  As in things that he will actually do.

For example, he wants to withdraw from Iraq (tactically a bad idea) and stay in Afghanistan (more violent than Iraq).  That seems like a smart plan for change, until you realize that it would probably double the force faced in Afghanistan, which is a lot more overgrown and mountainous than say, Iraq, making it a worse place to fight and indigenous force. 

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Key word DID, key word the minute he got the reaper nomination he turned in his backbone and became a reaper shill, sorry he’s the kind of status quo we do not need, we need a dim admin in the white house to screw us over in the healed up orifices, being constantly raped in the same ones will only lead us to a authoritarian regime…

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Re: Obama & McCain Square Off in Soul Calibur 4

Attacking a candidate's slogans isn't "baseless rhetoric," then?  (Maybe not -- I guess in your case it's hypocrisy. :D)

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Re: Obama & McCain Square Off in Soul Calibur 4

When your slogan is bullshit, it's not baseless rhetoric is it?

Re: Obama & McCain Square Off in Soul Calibur 4

When Debunking a slogan, is that not baseless rhetoric?

 

It's just a slogan people. Get over it.

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Please tell me how his head is up bush's ass?

 

I guess I still remember when everyone complained about how liberal he was.

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Well, seeing as since Bush has come into office, McCain's voting record has paralleled Bush's policies on most occasions. Only 2 or 3 times did he stray from Bush's ideologies.

McCain was a liberal ("Maverick") from the gulf war to pre-W. Bush Administration. Can't say much of the same now.

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They both suck and are wishy washy. Hooray two party system!

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 Hmm, maybe it was meant to be ambiguous since no one won in the real world yet. Who knows. They could have done better on the designs.

 
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