I don’t know about you, but I play video games (not often) in order to escape reality. Whether I’m throwing a 90 yard touchdown pass or pulling some dude out of a car and beating him with a baseball bat, there’s undoubtedly a vicarious thrill that comes along with gaming.
So, when I first read that NBC had licensed The Office to be made into a video game, I cringed. You see, I spend enough of my day making copies, avoiding awkward small talk and plodding through the corporate hallways. If you think I’m going to enter Dunder-Mifflin (and not get paid!) to carry out silly pranks and everyday office duties, you are off base! Unless I’m bashing Dwight’s skull in, I’ll pass.
Look, the game might be wildly addictive, but I think these licensing deals have gone far enough. For those of you looking to "work" after hours, the game will be available for the Nintendo DS, Sony’s PSP, and downloadable on PCs this fall.