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'Trillion Dollar Bailout' virtually rescues the US economy

Latest update : 2009-02-24

Will you slap or reward CEOs to avoid a total economic meltdown? Launched by a Web entertainment company, online videogame "Trillion Dollar Bailout" gives players a trillion dollars to save the US economy and allows them to punish "greedy fat cats".

AFP - A Web entertainment company has launched an online videogame called "Trillion Dollar Bailout" which allows players to "slap" or reward CEOs and hand out bags of money to deserving homeowners.

Players of the game, created by AddictingGames.com, are given one trillion play dollars with which to "rescue the US economy before total economic meltdown strikes."

In the game, homeowners and corporate CEOs pop out of a New York City skyline requesting taxpayer-funded handouts -- such as the eight billion dollars requested by "Crysalot Motors."

Players can either hand out money by clicking on a money bag icon or give the person requesting a bailout a slap by clicking on an icon which looks like a hand.

The player's actions are charted on a graph and determine whether the economy is "saved" or "tanks."

The game's creators urge players to "punish greedy fat cats and save honest people" and "put the hurt on dudes in suits!"
 

Date created : 2009-02-24

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