Skip to comments.Iran Video Game: Sink U.S. Oil Tankers
Posted on 10/01/2006 2:52:28 PM PDT by wagglebee
An Iranian computer game designer said on Sunday a new game that offers players the chance to choke off a major oil shipping route to the United States was a retaliation to U.S. games attacking the Islamic Republic.
Ahmadreza Nouri, 27, also said the game he helped design was an Iranian addition to a U.S. online action game, called Counter Strike. An Iranian newspaper had on Saturday reported that Counter Strike was itself an Iranian design.
The Iranian addition allows players to sink a U.S. oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway at the mouth of the Gulf through which two-fifths of the world's globally traded oil flows.
The game illustrates a warning by Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has said oil exports in the Gulf could be endangered if the United States took a wrong move over Iran, which is embroiled in a nuclear standoff with the West.
"We show in this game . . . how easily we can spoil their (the U.S.) party by shutting down their oil artery," Nouri said.
"Some famous computer games have lately insulted our nation and our religious beliefs," he added. "When they attack us, we retaliate, it is not such a hard job."
The cyberspace and computer games markets have witnessed sabre-rattling before between Iran and the United States.
A popular U.S. game, called "U.S. attacks Iran" or "Assault on Iran" and made by Kuma Reality games, revolves around a special forces mission to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities.
Nouri said the U.S. online game Counter Strike allowed others to design different levels. He said the Iranian addition could be viewed at www.kobra.ir.
"This plot has a lot of attraction in it and we should expect to have a high level of interest," Nouri said.
The launch comes at a critical time in talks over Iran's nuclear programme, which the United States says is aimed at making bombs but which Iran says is to produce electricity.
An eight-member team, headed by Nouri, created the game in three months for distribution in Iran. Its launch was linked to commemorations of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, whose official start was marked in Tehran this month.
I'm sure the Iranian who gets the high score, will punch ASS in as the initials.
They are so pathetic they can't even develop their own software. This is nothign but a mod to CS.
Bet Kerry was first in line to purchase.....
So many game designers are liberal wackos--it's just a little step to being Islamofascist...
Reminds him of Vietnam.
American video games, kill arab mooselimbs and rape and kill ,jews,blacks,hookers,etc,etc,etc
Just like they did with Battlefield.
Anyone doing an Isreali mod to Counter Strike where they fly in and blow up the Iranian nuke sites?
does the game simulate that after a event like that the iranian economy shut down due the naval blockade that would occur.
I don't think these people are bright enough to think of that.
What's a 'US oil tanker?' American flagged? How many of those are there, six? American owned? American crewed?
Otherwise known as "That which provides Iran with what little income they do have"
Due to tax considerations and the cost of merchant seamen, I doubt that any are American flagged or have an American crew (aside from senior officers); however, many are American owned.
"...sink a U.S. oil tanker..."
BS. The Us has no oil tankers. They're mostly Liberian registered.
Better yet; how about BOMB THE SH*THOLES OF MECCA, MEDINA AND CUM! I'd buy and play that game, IMO!
...which is a Half-life mod to begin with.
The Iranian Ambassador to the UN has just finished giving a speech, and
walks out into the lobby where he meets President Bush. They shake hands,
and as they walk the Iranian says, "You know, I have just one question about
what I have seen in America.
President Bush said, "Well, anything I can do to help you, I will."
The Iranian whispers "My son watches this show 'Star Trek' and in it there
is Chekhov who is Russian, Scotty who is Scot, and Sulu who is Chinese, but
no Arabs. My son is very upset and doesn't understand why there aren't any
Iranians on Star Trek."
President Bush chuckles, leans toward the Iranian ambassador, and whispers
back, "It's because Star Trek takes place in the future."