There's Keyboard and Mouse, There's Dual Analogs—and Then There's This

Freddie Wong is one of our generation's finest war satirists, showing the idiocy of human conflict if everyone fought the way they did in video games. So when mobile gamepad maker MOGA wanted to commission a film showing how shit-tacular touch-screen controls are, there was really only one guy to go to.

"Mobile Squad" is Wong's latest work but, much like public radio and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, it was made possible by a grant from MOGA, makers of mobile gamepad accessories for a more just, verdant and peaceful world. This is NPR.

Also, if that president is 35 years old, I'm Corey Flintoff. I demand to see a birth certificate, Freddie.

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Freddie Wong is one of our generation's finest war satirists, showing the idiocy of human conflict if everyone fought the way they did in video games

Is this approach war satire, though? It seems more like that kind of depiction leads to satire of gaming, or perhaps pop culture in general (perhaps pointing out that we're so entertained by violence and war and yet don't really know the first thing about the reality of it), than a satire of war.

though he could easily also make non videogame-related shorts that are "heavier", I don't know