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Balloon Boy takes game form with shocking speed

Justin McElroy

As with every soon-to-be-forgotten, media-baiting pseudo-story of the past five years, the Balloon Boy saga (in which a young boy in Colorado was thought to be floating precariously in a giant weather balloon until it turned out that he wasn't) has become a game. A terrible game, yes, but a game none the less.

It's hard for us to approach this post with our usual jocularity, due to the speed with which Balloon Boy has taken game form. We can't keep ourselves from envisioning a grim future where events are actually pre-dated by the games based on them, turning the whole of Newgrounds, Kongregate and Pogo into a bizarre, Flash-based Nostradamus. A grim future indeed.

[Via GamePolitics]

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