You know how every once in a while something comes along and you’re SURE its a joke of some kind, but it turns out to be 100% real?
Meet Ghetto Golf, the upcoming sports/action video game.
“Ghetto Golf,” a planned downloadable game featuring a scrappy young guy named Vonte in the Bay Area who has to find and complete tricky holes of golf that are set in the wilds of the city — and in the line of fire of gangsters, cops and enemy golfers.
One of the playable scenes they showed involved the hero Vonte needing to use his exploding golf ball to blow up a car that someone was ghost-riding. The player could sheath Vonte’s machine gun, flick past his spiked golf ball and his rubber golf ball to try his explosive golf ball and aim it with a swing at the car.
This isn’t golf at the Masters. This is golf in the hood.
Normally, I would automatically assume a game like this was cooked up by rich white dudes wanting to exploit the inner city……. but oh no. Ghetto Golf is apparently the child of R&B singer Raphael Saadiq, who has coincidentally made some of my favorite songs. This may look like the “Soul Plane” of video games, and it probably wont outsell Tiger Woods Golf anytime soon….. but yeah I’m still going to give it a shot.