Skip to comments.U.S. video game angers Chavez allies
Posted on 05/26/2006 4:42:19 PM PDT by Panerai
Venezuelan lawmakers are complaining that a video game to be marketed by a U.S. company next year provides a blueprint for violently overthrowing President Hugo Chavez.
The game, "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames," simulates a military invasion of the oil-rich South American nation and will be released by Pandemic Studios of Los Angeles.
"A power-hungry tyrant messes with Venezuela's oil supply, sparking an invasion that turns the country into a war zone," Pandemic says of the game on its Web site.
Venezuelan lawmakers who back Chavez called it the latest example of a U.S. government-inspired propaganda campaign against Chavez that could even help lay the psychological groundwork for an actual invasion.
"This could be a point of departure," lawmaker Luis Tascon said on Thursday. "The United States has an impressive media machine. In that machinery the gringos are always the heroes and their adversaries are always the villains."
An executive at Pandemic said the video game would be released in 2007 but declined to comment on its content. A public relations firm representing the company did not return calls for comment.
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Chinga Chavez Y ello burro.
it's just training; El Presidente.
"The United States has an impressive media machine. In that machinery the gringos are always the heroes and their adversaries are always the villains."
In the first place, we aren't "gringos", amigo.
In the second place our adversaries ARE villians
and we will deal with them in an appropriate manner.
Would Hugo prefer the REAL DEAL or a simulation?
Love the casual racism against whites. Funny, too - as Venezuala is the most Europeanized South American nation (probably not for long, though).
My Mother always had her poodles named Hugo!They seem to have been a lot smarter than the fool in Venezuala who thinks he is the second coming. Chavez best learn that when we "gringos" get really pissed, we do have the ability to fly a missle right up your a$$ you little tinhorn dictator! In fact, we don't even have to be pissed off, maybe just a tad annoyed with you little pissants!
video game ping
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