It came as no surprise to discover that Obama wasn’t a skilled gamer. After all, nobody expected the president of the United States to beat The Witcher, the game he was gifted by Polish prime minister Donald Tusk during his visit to Poland back in 2011. Hell, there’s a strong possibility Obama didn’t even bother installing CD Projekt Red’s fantasy RPG — another big shocker.
However, the president had nothing but kind words for the company during a recent speech recorded by TVN24.
“The last time I was here, Donald gave me a gift, the video game developed here in Poland that’s won fans the world over, The Witcher. I confess, I’m not very good at video games, but I’ve been told that it is a great example of Poland’s place in the new global economy. And it’s a tribute to the talents and work ethic of the Polish people as well as the wise stewardship of Polish leaders like prime minister Tusk.”
While the Witcher series is certainly Poland’s crowning achievement, it’s hard to imagine Obama slaughtering dead or slaying dragons — outside of a unique military scenario, that is. Perhaps Tusk should have provided the president with a game fit for a novice of his caliber, such as Putt Putt Saves the Zoo.
I think it would be interesting if every country Obama visited provided him with a video game. For example, Russia could offer up Tetris, Canada the Assassin’s Creed series and Mexico could provide a cup-and-ball. Unfortunately, and despite potentially enthralling diplomatic ramifications, the president is too busy doing other stuff, like working on his core and rescuing babies from burning buildings.