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A long time ago David Cage revolves around exploring in depth what it means to be human and the struggle between the individual and government, society at large, the supernatural, and/or self in games like Heavy rain, Outside: Two Souls and Detroit: Be Human, he may have predicted an element of the coronavirus. David Bowie obviously also part of the reveal!
At least, that’s what the Internet believes amid the spread of COVID-19 Omicron variant. Reason – back in 1999, Cage’s Giant dream The studio exploded onto the video game scene with its first title, called Omikron: Nomad Soul in North America.
Original PC release of Omikron scored well with the critics; IGN gave it an overall score of 8.5 out of 10. It was later ported to the Sega Dreamcast. Now, in 2021, it’s making waves as both a meme and fodder for the conspiracy theory crowd.
The title isn’t just the sound for the Omicron variant which – as of the time of this writing – has been detected in 12 US states, according to New York Times, it also featured the following speech from Bowie’s character, which struck a chord with people who were fed up with their government after the mandates of masks and vaccines, lockdowns, and the exhaustion of the government. epidemic.
“Wake up, people of Omikron!” he declared. “Reshev and his corrupt government are lulling you to sleep to better control you. They have turned you into puppets controlled by Ix and the demons. Join those who have awakened and stood up for your freedom. Together, we can win! ”
The video has gone viral in recent days, with some claiming it hints at Bill Gates’ future world-changing plans. Some tweeters incorrectly attributed the game to Microsoft – it was released on Windows at the time, but Nomadic soul is Cage’s brainchild.
In a 2011 work for MCV, Cage revealed that he had been writing the game’s script since 1994. Gates/Microsoft, however, were not involved in any of it:
Omikron: Nomad Soul continue to be available on Steam for as low as $9.99. If you think tenners will unlock the secrets of COVID-19, the new world order, and/or Joe Biden tracks your movements through nanobots injected into your bloodstream with the Pfizer vaccine, you might be wrong. hope.
You will receive some David Bowie, though, and that’s always a good thing.
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