Thursday, December 14, 2006

quest for bush



Islamist Quest for Bush Game

http://www.ifilm.com/video/2778572

(CNN) -- A video game that prompts players to kill characters that look like President Bush has been posted on a number of Islamist Web sites.

The game is called "Quest for Bush," or "The Night of Bush Capturing."

Players are prompted to advance through six missions against soldiers who look like Bush, followed by a seventh mission against a character that looks like the president that takes place in a desert-like region. During the game, jihadist songs are played in the background.

The video game says it is produced by the Global Islamic Media Front, which is described by the SITE Institute as "a jihadist mouthpiece organization."

SITE -- Search for International Terrorist Entities -- is a research organization that specializes in terrorists and terrorist groups.

The Bush game appears to be based on previously released games. One called "Quest for al Qaeda" was issued after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and another called "Quest for Saddam," issued after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The latest version of the game contains the phrase, "Quest for Bush."

From game politics:
http://gamepolitics.livejournal.com/tag/al%20qaeda
Now comes word that a member of Parliament is urging British police to take action against the game's creators. As reported by today's Sun, Labor Party MP Andrew Dismore has called for a probe into Night of Bush Capturing. The shadowy organization which produced the game, the Global Islamic Media Front, is apparently based in the U.K.

"The police should prosecute whoever is behind this," said Dismore. "Soliciting murder is a serious criminal offence and the producers of this game should be dealt with."…

that's pretty rich! while you’re at it, you might want to take a peek at ‘america’s army’, put out BY the US army, featuring the official US army logo on the home page.

from gamespot:
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/americasarmyoperations

Along with its unusually realistic weaponry, America's Army features unusually detailed visuals powered by the latest version of Epic's Unreal engine. Other than some occasional clipping and the lack of lip-synching for your training instructors, the game generally looks superb. The models, textures, and visual effects usually match or surpass those found in today's top shooters. Attention to detail abounds, from the little patches on a sergeant's uniform, to the moths swarming around an outdoor light at night, to the sophisticated reloading animations. The dense clouds that spew from smoke grenades and the brilliant firearm muzzle flashes also look unusually realistic. One thing that's conspicuously and ironically missing, though, is any gore, presumably so the game could earn a T rating and maybe even to sanitize combat for the potential recruits the Army hopes to woo with the game.

conclusion:

not a lot of difference, except for the sums of money spent on game development and government backing. somehow the enemy isn’t supposed to be doing the same things we do to promote its ideologies. isn’t that called hypocrisy?...

1 comment:

Susan Abraham said...

Nutty, has Bush really become that unpopular?

regards