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CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK – Every day during the European elections, an offbeat look at the campaign. Today, a look back at the macronistes video game.

Usually, Jean-Luc Mélenchon likes video games. There, less. He is not the hero, as in 2017. His troops had made him the champion of a small campaign game, Fiscal Kombat. He had to shake his opponents to fund his campaign. Funny. Just as much as the one put online by Young people with Macron for the European campaign. Nathalie Loiseau confronts Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the form of a big wasp called “Melenrus”. No whipping a developer. Except for Alexis Corbière. The Insubordinate deputy took the initiative of the macronists very badly.

“Who will tell these bastards that their government is selling weapons to the infamous Saudi monarchy that is bombing civilians in Yemen and condemning homosexuals?”he gets angry on his Twitter account. “It escalated quickly,” as they say. A bit like Jean-Luc Mélenchon in 2017, after his visit to Enjmin, the national school of gaming and interactive digital media. He had tried a virtual reality headset. It turned him upside down. Already he had a hologram… “Virtual reality is one of the aspects of concrete and video games allow us all to enter it,” he explained at the time. He takes it very seriously.

A few years earlier, he had attacked “Assasin’s creed unity”. The game conveyed a misguided version of the French Revolution according to him. It is that it is serious the video game. In its virtual world, Jean-Luc Mélenchon has been president for two years.

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