World of Hurt
"I love the irony," Mario declared. "This is a virtual representation of a real-world financial system that is itself based on virtual money backed only by the faith and credit of the government. The goal of the game is to become so big and corrupt that the government has to bail you out. That's so twisted, it's brilliant."
Turning Whimsy Into a Video Classic. Maybe.
By HARRY HURT III
Published: February 7, 2009
In Montreal, learning the trade of video games, an ever-growing industry that more than doubled the domestic box-office revenue of Hollywood last year.