5/22/2006 10:34am, #1
muslims use computer games to kill westerners - oh noes!
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?
5/22/2006 10:41am, #2
Isn't Americas Army that game where everybody sees themself as a US soldier and all the opposing players as filthy raghead tayorists?
5/22/2006 10:44am, #3
5/22/2006 10:50am, #4Originally Posted by danno
5/22/2006 11:52am, #5
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.
5/22/2006 2:34pm, #6
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
- Adelaide, Australia
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
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'll definately have to watch mediawatch this week, i love it when they insult the hell out of morons like this.
5/22/2006 2:35pm, #7
umm, HELLO, you've been able to do this in counter strike for how many years now?
5/22/2006 2:46pm, #8
L337 Krewe with mac 10 and dual elites ftw."You know what I like about you, William? You like guns AND meditation."
5/22/2006 6:30pm, #9
sorry about the slang, hehe.
5/22/2006 6:45pm, #10
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