Posted On:5/22/2006 6:51pm
are you confused perhaps? ABC is the australian channel which exposed this story for what it is (which has appeared in america and aus and who knows where else). the show itself is called "media watch", and what it does is basically call out BS in the media.
ˇViva los Muertos!
Posted On:5/22/2006 7:53pm
OH... i thought this was from the american ABC news. American Broadcasting Channel.
Yeah, got my wires crossed on that one.
A lie gets half-way around the world before the truth has time to get it's pants on. - Winston Churchhill
Posted On:5/22/2006 7:59pm
Yeah, i didn't click on that link either. Damn, well it's just one more fucking thing this administration and it's little war mongering puppeteers get to use and wildly distort for their own interests.
Leave it up to them to spin something yet again which is just another of their huge boiling over sights in judgement and understanding. God damn it, if i weren't an athiest I'd convert to Islam myself just because the of all this dumb **** ass haterie that the war monger's in chief in "the land of the free" keep using to fan the flames of fear and ignorance.
Duck and cover everyone, the jihad is here.
Posted On:5/22/2006 8:06pm
Originally Posted by chris_ketchens
Yeah, got my wires crossed on that one.
lol thought so.
Mostly, I just sit here. Mostly.
Posted On:5/22/2006 8:54pm
Old, but relevant and amusing.
Originally Posted by BBC. 1 June 2002.
Syria launches Arab war game.
DAMASCUS -- The Middle East conflict is not limited to real life, but
also extends to cyber-space. A new video game has been launched in
It allows young Arabs to play the role of a young Palestinian facing
Israeli occupation during the first Palestinian uprising or intifada.
After American games like Delta Force, where the bad guys are often
Arabs, and Israeli war games like Israeli Air Force, where Israeli war
planes bomb Arab capitals, here comes Under Ash - the first
three-dimensional Arab war video game.
It starts on a dramatic tone, with music and a message from Dar el Fikr,
the Syrian publishing house that issued the game.
"It's our right to live with honour," it reads.
The hero is Ahmad, a young Palestinian, who decides to join the intifada
and throws stones at Israeli soldiers.
The game is very popular among young Arabs and has already attracted
"The Arab street is very charged. They believe they can't do anything to
help their brothers in Palestine," Radwan Qasmiyya, member of the
programming and designing team says.
"So I think they are playing because they feel that they can feel the
experience of young Palestinian people living in Jerusalem."
In later stages, the young Ahmad acquires light weapons, shoots Israeli
settlers and lowers an Israeli flag.
He rescues wounded Palestinians shot by the Zionists, as Israelis are
called in the game, and eventually he joins the fighting against the
Israelis occupying South Lebanon.
The game is surprisingly real. If Ahmad gets shot, he dies. There is no
If he shoots civilians, the game is also over.
There is also no ultimate victory against the Israelis.
"Under Ash is about history. So in our modern history there is no
solution for the conflicts and the game is some kind of a mirror," Mr
"There is no solution for Ahmad's case. At the last level of the game,
there will be no major victory or reclaiming lands."
It is not surprising that the game was invented in Syria, a country that
has repeatedly declared its support for the Palestinian intifada.
But the Palestinians might find little consolation in Under Ash.
Like the game, the nature of Arab support remains largely virtual.
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Posted On:5/22/2006 10:23pm
here's what we need: Bad Day LA.
Originally Posted by American McGee
IGNPC: How did you get the idea for Bad Day L.A.?
American McGee: First off, there was the infamous Sunset Blvd billboard from the Department of Homeland Security: "Bio-chemical terror attack! Are you prepared?" Sitting in midday traffic with my windows rolled down and a nice Los Angeles breeze blowing through my car, I thought, "No. No, I am not, and neither is anyone else." And why should we be? If you look into it, you'll realize that you have a higher chance of being killed by a pig than by any form of terrorist attack on US soil.
For me, that billboard was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. Suddenly, I felt an overwhelming urge to do something about this issue. If I were a film director or a political blog writer, I would have been inspired to go off and make a movie or write an article… But seeing as how I make video games for a living, I felt that I had to find a way to inject this ageless message into a game: We have nothing to fear but fear itself.
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Posted On:5/22/2006 10:34pm
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Anybody remember Hitman (maybe Hitman 2) where one of the missions was to kill a bunch of Arab terrorists? Arabs got pissed over that.
I think that in both cases the complainers were/are fucking retarded. It's a game. Get over it.
Posted On:5/22/2006 10:40pm
just about every game i've seen about modern warfare involves killing arab bad guys.
Posted On:5/22/2006 10:45pm
Originally Posted by War Phalange
It's a game. Get over it.
just wondering, do you feel the same about the game mr hero posted above?
Posted On:5/22/2006 10:52pm
It's fucking stupid, too. It's boring as hell. What ever happened to killing mutant robot ghost commandos from space? Here, take this super duper (yes, I said duper) gun that shoots by itself. We'll also give you a million people to back you up, radar in your helmet, kevlar, night vision, grenades, and-- oh ****!! You got shot by some Arab with a ghetto AK-47. What the **** is wrong with you?
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