Improbable Video Games

Jason Torchinsky is a guest blogger on Boing Boing. Jason has a book out now, Ad Nauseam: A Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is a tinkerer and artist and writes for the Onion News Network. He lives with a common-law wife, five animals, too many old cars, and a shed full of crap.

I gave an arcade game-making lecture at Machine Project while ago, and as a joke I made some images of what I thought were wildly unlikely video game subjects:


And then, a few weeks later, I saw this:


Wow. Grey's Anatomy, the video game? That would be like if there was a Trapper John, MD video game back in the 80s. Maybe it's because I haven't really watched that show, but it's hard to wrap my head around how something like this would work. Do you shake the Wiimote to… have relationship problems? Push the B button to trigger self-doubt about your abilities as a doctor?