Posted On:5/22/2006 10:34am
turns out that a game fan used some audio from team america: world police to put over some game footage for laughs. somehow this was taken as ridgey didge!
i mean, using games to encourage people to join up and fight a war is unsurprising and nothing new (the US does this in a big way) but the fact is that al-qaeda hasn't done this.
the most interesting thing about this for me is hinted at by the kid who made the video:
They demonised me by directly labeling me to someone from al-Qaeda who's trying to recruit innocent children that are playing this game…
If they label me al-Qaeda just for making this silly video, that makes you think, what is this al-Qaeda? And is everything al-Qaeda?
Posted On:5/22/2006 10:41am
Isn't Americas Army that game where everybody sees themself as a US soldier and all the opposing players as filthy raghead tayorists?
Posted On:5/22/2006 10:44am
Posted On:5/22/2006 10:50am
Originally Posted by danno
Posted On:5/22/2006 11:52am
Style: Muay Thai
So it's okay to kill people from anywhere, Russian, Middle-eastern, black- as long as they aren't American.
Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.
Posted On:5/22/2006 2:34pm
That's simultaneously hilarious and disturbing. Amazing how in this world of supposed rampant terrorism they have enough time on their hands to go after some kid who made a battlefield 2 video.
Originally Posted by ojgsxr6
It means they thought it was the real thing, as opposed to some kid in Europe's joke.
I especially like this bit
What the committee was told [was] that the game modifications, as one part of the larger overall propaganda campaign being executed by these extremist groups on the internet, are BEING USED by extremists (they don't respect intellectual property rights) as a "call to arms" in conjunction with other efforts to elicit sympathy with the extremist cause.
I just love how they had to throw in the "they dont respect intellectual property rights". Nice one, they get a bakers dozen of eggs splattered on their face so they gotta quickly demonise the terrorists again and remind us all that yes, they are filthy game and music copiers.
I'll definately have to watch mediawatch this week, i love it when they insult the hell out of morons like this.
Posted On:5/22/2006 2:35pm
Style: white boy jiujitsu
umm, HELLO, you've been able to do this in counter strike for how many years now?
Posted On:5/22/2006 2:46pm
Style: MMA, functional JKD
L337 Krewe with mac 10 and dual elites ftw.
"You know what I like about you, William? You like guns AND meditation."
Posted On:5/22/2006 6:30pm
sorry about the slang, hehe.
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Posted On:5/22/2006 6:45pm
ABC news has been in the shitter for along time. Worst fucking examples of journalism outside of Fox News.
A lie gets half-way around the world before the truth has time to get it's pants on. - Winston Churchhill
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