Kuma Reality Games, a leading broadband games company...
No shit. I must have dozed off there for the last few years.
Just weeks after a military event occurs somewhere around the world, "Kuma\War" will create a re-enactment of the conflict..."Kuma\War" will give players a "boots on the ground" experience of recent military missions, such as Uday and Qusay Hussein's Last Stand in Mosul, Iraq; Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan; and an amazing recreation of a large-scale bank robbery thwarted by American troops in Samarra, Iraq, November 2003.
Fuck. If there were ever a topic tailor-made to turn into an entirely inappropriate political thread, this is it.
Too far. Moaning about violence in video games being too close to home is no longer the exclusive territory of the ignorant. Consider the media's focus on MS Flight Simulator when they "discovered" that post-9/11 versions allowed any casual user to drive a 767 into the late WTC over and over and over to his or her terror-driven heart's content. Does this mean we can plant bombs on a Spanish passenger train? UFUKIN NOOB U FORGOT TEH VAN FUL OF DETONATRS ND KORAN VERSES!!!!!!NOW WE LOOSE WTG
If there isn't some invisible hand of Washington/London poking around behind the curtains of this project, I'd be pretty surprised. This is the inevitable successor to "embedded journalism." These "real life scenarios" will, of course, actually be "what the Pentagon says happened." I guess I saw this coming after America's Army.
But shit. This blurs the line beyond recognition.