Feeds

Tim Kring and Nokia pose interactive tale of good vs ludicrously evil

Be good, or go to Hell

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Cannibals and Nazis - you can't go wrong

I thought these questions probably arose because a decision was made to put this into a political context. There's no problem with killing a zombie or a cannibal, or even an alienate determined to wipe out the human race. Did he need to give such an explicit and simple political view?

"We try not to be political", says Kring. "We tried to create someone who's the face of persecution, corporate greed, and injustice."

A reality actor (left) advises a participant

But the world really isn't so simple. The idea that business is all bad and philanthropy good is one that quite a few recipients of charity might see as a bit patronising. Grinding third-world poverty isn't much fun no matter how many books you've got - and yet economic development gives us incubators and… Nokia phones.

"I'm not sure I follow."

For Kring this problem was solved by making the bad guy so bad any such ambiguity might be banished.

"Well, Blackwell Briggs is trying to trade on human capital to exploit resources. They're involved in child labour and … we're trying to exaggerate it and make it so broad no one can have any doubt. Cutting the heads of babies, that sort of thing."

Help is at hand for battlers of evil corporations

Was the choice of name for the bad guy a coincidence, then?

"The name was meant to conjure up Black Hats, good guys wear White. Any resemblance is just a coincidence."

So Xe (formerly Blackwater) haven't sued you?

"Not yet," he says. ®

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
EE fails to apologise for HUGE T-Mobile outage that hit Brits on Friday
Customer: 'Please change your name to occasionally somewhere'
Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline
A rude awakening: North Americans greeted with outage drama
We need less U.S. in our WWW – Euro digital chief Steelie Neelie
EC moves to shift status quo at Internet Governance Forum
BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes
Poor punters won't be affected, telecoms giant claims
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?