We are in 1999 and Bill Clinton is President of the United States of America. The ever-increasing popularity of video games is a sensation, and Clinton decides to highlight the potential hazards of our favorite hobby during a speech now very memorable. He presents to the spectators a number of “violent” ads in video game magazines, the most famous being an advertisement for the first Guilty Gear.
Said ad bed “Kill your friends without guilt”. Needless to say, Clinton was not a fan. And with the popularity of Guilty Gear Strive, this speech has experienced a serious resurgence, forming the basis of innumerable mows and internet references.
Of course, all this happened 23 years ago, and we would never have thought that Guilty Gear would cross Bill Clinton again… But we are there. The last update of Strive, which adds what is essentially a photo mode where you can organize characters models and share creations with other users, has allowed players to choose a familiar presidential figure.
In the new white house game scene, a portrait of not quite Bill Clinton is visible in the background. The man himself finds once more his destiny intertwined with that of the hardest fighter of the video game.
Obviously, it’s just a fun wink, but it’s always an entertaining story when you put it all together. The game advertisements of the 1990s were really something else, is not it?