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Taiwanese animators skewer SimCity debacle

Next Media Animation, a Taiwanese media studio that has gained minor notoriety in the West for its absurd CGI takes on the news stories of the day, has released a news video explaining — and lampooning — the various crises surrounding the launch of Maxis' SimCity.

The video stars an overweight gamer who is apparently YouTube comedian Francis, and features a rather literal representation of "cloud computing" and a slightly uncomfortable racial joke in which Maxis GM Lucy Bradshaw takes a fireball to the face from a furious Jeff Bezos and turns black. It's still worth a watch.

NMA has tackled other serious and not-so-serious matters in its trademark surreal style, from New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's perceived nanny state to the US Supreme Court's videogame verdict and everything about "Jersey Shore."