In new video game, Chief Justice Roberts in cahoots with Templars

November 19th, 2010

Maybe Schwarzenneger v. EMA won’t be 9-0. From Kotaku:

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood is part of a series of games that are set in in different periods of history, weaving their own story with real events. Most of the action takes place during the Crusades or the Italian Renaissance, and your enjoyment of the game is dependent on how much you want to feel like you are a ruthless and possibly heroic assassin who can scale buildings and stab nobles with graceful ease.

Many hours into Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, the game reveals how the U.S. Supreme Court fits into this. Specifically the game establishes that the early 2010 version of the Court led by Chief Justice John Roberts that decided the Citizens United case early this year — a decision notoriously condemned by President Obama during his State of The Union address — was in cahoots with the Templars. Roberts, I guess, is in with the bad guys.

How do they work this into a game that is mostly set in the Renaissance? The same way the game’s creative team at publisher Ubisoft introduces many of the twists to its international conspiracy: through a series of hidden brain-teaser puzzles that are said to unlock a video file called “The Truth.” I captured video of my play through part of the Supreme Court one, which you’ll see has many hidden messages skewering the corporate ties of some of the United States’ most successful right-wing members of the government.

Get the message in the video? Roberts is a Templar. It all makes so much sense now.

I knew it!