A while back, I pointed out that while former Turing Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli (aka "Pharma Bro") may under indictment for fraud, at least he pays for the music he listens to, unlike many in his generation.
Shkreli, of course, has been in the news again this week after stonewalling a congressional committee with his irritating smirk, the fifth amendment and an obnoxious (if fundamentally accurate) Tweet that Congress consists of "imbeciles."
Imagine my surprise at midnight today, when I booted my pre-downloaded copy of the new version of XCOM and saw what appeared to be the Pharma Bro himself as the world leader of a pharmaceutically-fueled alien takeover.
But don't take my word for it. Check it out:
On the left is Shkreli; on the right a screen capture from the XCOM 2 setup video. Behold: same hair, same eyebrows, same nose, same cheeks, same chin, same lips, same eyes, and (if you watch the video) same insufferable attitude.
In the game, aliens have taken over the world using advanced pharmaceuticals while enforcing control through a world government headed by the (apparently) Shkreli-based villain.
I wonder if they're paying him royalties.