THE RO-BOTS ARE OUR FUTURE! [Author: Lum the Mad]

Spotted on Quarter to Three, Hollywood invades gaming. Or vice versa. No one’s really sure, but as the PR campaign for the new Stanley Kubrick/Steven Spielberg feature “A.I.” winds up, no one seems sure of much of anything, including what year it is.

In a web campaign reminiscent of “Blair Witch”, seemingly personal websites (albeit ones stamped “last updated April 17, 2142”) are popping up to popularize a murder mystery/overaching world conspiracy/savage weirdness. As MSNBC puts it,

Some of the Web drama\’e2\’80\’99s gambits are oddly invasive. Dan Fabulich didn\’e2\’80\’99t know exactly what to expect when he put his telephone number into a site for the \’e2\’80\’9cAnti-Robot Militia.\’e2\’80\’9d Later, his phone rang and he heard a metallic-sounding voice warning him against opposing robots: \’e2\’80\’9cWe\’e2\’80\’99ll be watching. Have a nice day,\’e2\’80\’9d it said. \’e2\’80\’9cIt startled me,\’e2\’80\’9d says Mr. Fabulich, a student at Yale. \’e2\’80\’9cThen it made me go, \’e2\’80\’98cool, I want to know more.\’e2\’80\’99 \’e2\’80\’9d

This sounds a lot like EA’s Majestic, and the rumor is that Spielberg’s studio either consulted with the Majestic team or simply hired them outright.

But this could all be solved if we just listened to the Onion.