Forgive me, I had not heard of The Hunger Games before I posted an item about Canabalt's creator and mentioned he was making an iPhone game coinciding with the film's release. That was a week ago. Since then, I could not avoid the topic if I tried, and not just because of its understandable appeal to video gamers.
That kind of saturation-induced weariness is evident in this public radio editoralist's bemoaning of "inevitable" video game spinoffs of The Hunger Games, and the potentially disturbing effects they could have on adolescent kids, for whom this series is written. It is, after all, a story centered on children hunting each other (in a dystopian future).