Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

January 29, 2009 -

Players needn't worry that their lack of aerial combat skills will get a fictional version of President Barack Obama shot down in the upcoming HAWX.

According to MTV Multiplayer's Patrick Klepek, HAWX publisher Ubisoft maintains that the real-world Prez isn't depicted in the game:

While checking “HAWX” a few weeks ago, the group of journalists I was playing with routinely failed to defend Air Force One. Boom! There’s another failed mission, resulting in a successful attack (again) on the virtual President.

After the inauguration of Barack Obama, I started thinking about what President I was defending during “HAWX.” With our first African-American President now in the White House, would Ubisoft try something different with its representation of a video game President?

My question was far more interesting than the answer, unfortunately. A Ubisoft representative told me the President is not a character in “HAWX” and is merely referenced as “the President” during the game. Oh well.


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Re: Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

This is game called Hawx, so I'm not sure what people were expecting. Clearly, this game isn't meant to provide social commentary.

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Re: Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

It's a safe method to deal with the issue, especially if he isn't a main character (in a literary sense) in the story.

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Re: Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

Obama isn't black, he's mulatto.

Re: Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

"With our first African-American President now in the White House, would Ubisoft try something different with its representation of a video game President?"

The bit about him being african american has nothing to do with any of this.  Hate people who make a big deal out of the color of his skin.

Re: Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

:/  To bad.

Re: Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

How about "The Rock Insane Osama".

Wait...

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Re: Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

heh so they couldn't even be bothered to come up with a fake name?

Re: Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

I don't think Tom Clancy properties ever had real presidents even mentioned....

Re: Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

Not that I know of.

The prez during the first Rainbow games, curiously enough, is Jack Ryan - the protagonist of many of his earlier books.

Re: Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

That's probably the safest decision. As soon as you put a (real) name on him you

1) Date the game, which puts it out of date very soon

2) give people something to complan about, wether the person wins or looses.

Re: Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

Lol can we still pretend that Bush is onboard? Jk Jk.

Re: Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

LOL, I would let aliens abduct him...

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Re: Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

Agreed, any alien race can have Bush.  Heck, any country can have Bush.  Just get him away from us.

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Re: Ubisoft: Obama NOT Aboard Air Force One in HAWX

Curiously, the President in Perfect Dark was African-American.  Obviously the aliens are plotting their subversion even as we speak!

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