Wii Gamers Find Joy in 'Passion of the Christ'-Style Torture
Christmas is the time of year when when all that yuletide stuff rings from every street corner. When Salvation Army Santas are at every doorway. A time when love and joy supplant ego-fueled ladder climbing. A time when visions of sugar plumbs infiltrate the dreams of children. A time when the sound of sleigh bells brings a smile to everyone's face. I time when Rockefeller Place becomes an oasis from the city's grind. Christmas is the time when violence-fueled gamers beat the shit out of Jesus Christ.
What the fuck?? Where did that come from? From Serious Lunch, that's where. The group has released a video promoting the new Wii game, The Passion of the Christ, which allows gamers to gleefully whip Jesus, pound stakes into his hand and stab his gut as he hangs from the cross. Yes, people, it is a spoof. It is sick but it is a spoof.
We're thinking the cause groups are going to have a thing or two to say about this if it ever reaches beyond gamer sites and trade press.
What do you think? Should we just accept it as an obviously intentional joke? Should we be appalled? Should the Serious Lunch guys be crucified? Or should we just laugh and move on to the next YouTube inanity?