Video Games Basically Predict Kim Jong-il’s Death

Kim Jong-il has ruled the Communist state of North Korea since 1994 and has passed away, making democracy even more strong in the year of 2011. If you’ve played Homefront, you’ll realize just how crazy this is. This means that Homefront was only two weeks off from making one of the most timely (if accidental) fictional statements in video game history. In Homefront, a game which takes the death of Kim as the catalyst for a series of North Korean actions which culminate in a Communist conquest of Northern Asia and subsequent occupation of much of the United States, his demise is listed as having taken place in 2012. With North Korean authorities reporting that he died on December 17, 2011, that’s pretty damn close. Two more weeks and they’d have been right on the money.

I guess all we can hope for is that Homefront does not become reality.

Thanks, Kotaku



2 responses to “Video Games Basically Predict Kim Jong-il’s Death

  1. When Stalin died (1952), the vast majority of his supporters ceased immediately supporting the policies of his regime. The same thing also happened when TITO died in Yugoslavia. Unfortunately, I don’t believe the same thing will happen in North Korea.

    Kim Jong Il inherited his power after his father, Kim Il Sung died in 1994. I think his son Kim Jong Un will probably become the next leader. There have been some unconfined reports that Kim Jong Un has been already announced as leader.

    Sadly, it’s the people of North Korea that are going to continue to suffer the most from the continuation of this regime. Only the people of North Korea can initiate the necessary change the country needs to become a democratic, free and stable nation.

    Maybe the two Korean peninsulas will become reunited?

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