This Politician Can't Wait For Fallout 4 To Come Out

Australia had Bronwyn Bishop, the real life equivalent of Big Boss, summoning helicopters at will, blasting The Final Countdown (presumably) as she hovered back and forth from Geelong. But the Finnish government has a way cooler Speaker of Parliament. Her name is Maria Lohela. She loves video games. She's very excited about Fallout 4 coming out.

In this interview, she talks extensively about her love of video games. Turns out she has a pretty broad taste in games.

Translation via Reddit:

Skyrim was really nice. The Final Fantasy series was a lot of fun for me. Most have been left on the shelf of the store because of the multiplayer focus. Assassin's Creed, which I mentioned earlier, is my greatest favorite. I rarely play any game multiple times; instead, I choose games based on how much time I can spend on it. I read reviews before buying, and if the duration of the game is like 10 hours, I likely won't get it unless it's a very big name. I have liked Silent Hill Games. I'm waiting for the next Fallout a lot... I can't really name one game over everything else.

At 37 years of age, Lohela is the youngest person ever elected to the position of Speaker.

On one level it's sort of depressing we're only now starting to see politicians talk openly about games, but on the other hand it's pretty cool. I have it on good authority that Labor MP Ed Husic is a big gamer, but I can't wait for the day when the US President or the Australian Prime Minister has a gamertag. Surely that day isn't too far away.

Or maybe I've got it all wrong. Maybe Bronwyn Bishop was just living out her Metal Gear Solid fantasies with those helicopter trips.

Via Reddit


Comments

    Obligatory support for person I have never heard of but nonetheless must be a good sort because she likes things I like.

    So what do we think Bronwyn Bishop has set as her helicopter music in MGS V?

      The Final Countdown.

        Ha ha. That comment just made me nearly spit out my coffee! :)

        Really?
        Take On Me ftw

    I really hope this will aid Australia, in some fashion, with regards to our gaming industry.

      Not sure why a Finnish Speaker or an ALP MP is going to help an industry that's never been a major part of this country...

        But neither has something like renewable energy and we could benefit greatly from it in the future. Also, videogames generate more revenue in this country than the AFI (and have been for a long time). So, you know, there's that.

          Something like renewable energy is quite different from an entertainment product like video games. We're not the US or even the EU when it comes to entertainment, and we're not likely to even come close without the NBN for a start.

        Welp, sometimes skim reading can come back to bite you. I read, "Bishop" then this new lady and thought we were getting a new speaker who enjoys video games :(

        Last edited 30/09/15 3:36 pm

    blasting The Final Countdown (presumably) as she hovered back and forth from Geelong
    I heard it was Ride of the Valkyries.

    Finnish people have bad taste confirmed

    I can’t wait for the day when the US President or the Australian Prime Minister has a gamertag
    Budgiesmuggler57

    I think we've taken the first step to realising my ideal system of resolving diplomatic disputes: Mario Kart tournaments.

      Prediction: Noble intention that will always, always result in war.

    Do you think if you beat the president in Call of duty he will send the secret service after you?

      Doxxing and swatting taken to a whole new level. I like it.

    I reckon it was the second episode of house of cards Kevin Spacey had a controller in his hand and by the third he was talking about the PSVita

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    Or maybe I’ve got it all wrong. Maybe Bronwyn Bishop was just living out her Metal Gear Solid fantasies with those helicopter trips.

    Yeah, it's hard to blame someone for wanting to slide open their chopper door, strap themselves in, and dangle their legs over the side as they slump their shoulders and glumly review their middle-of-fucking-nowhere surroundings.

    it weird every finn ive ever met has been a gamer and an avid one at that

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