Do I want to play this? Do I really want to play this. Will it make me angry? Will it make me laugh? Who knows. All I know is that a video game called 'Game Journalist Simulator' is being created. That is a thing that is happening.
Forbes contributor Jason Evangelho is behind the game and has rallied up a number of other Game Journalists to help him out on the project. It began, he tells Siliconera, as an attempt to better understand the development process, to help him understand games from that perspective. Now it's in the process of being made.
"It’s a serious project for us," he explained, "and we want it to be a genuinely fun game which both empowers players and makes them laugh their asses off."
So far I have no idea what to expect. I'm comforted by the fact it's being made by people who write about games for a living, which will probably help avoid the lame (inaccurate) jokes about moneyhats and whatnot. If we can have a video game that simulates being a goat or a rock, why not create a game that simulates being a game journalist? Although I suspect it might be a pretty boring game.