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Former terror detainee stars in Gitmo Xbox game
Variety News ^ | Courtney C. Radsch

Posted on 06/02/2009 9:16:34 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly

A former Guantanamo “terrorism” detainee who walked away a free man in 2005 will shoot his way out of the U.S. prison in a new Xbox 360 video game based on the camp.

Moazzam Begg, who spent nearly two years in the U.S. detention camp without charges, will play himself in the game, which could rake in £3 million ($5 million).

Rendition: Guantanamo lets players control a detainee trying to shoot his way out, meaning the game's creators needed to know the layout of the prison. Begg has been consulting on the project, under development for more than a year and already drawing fierce criticim.

(Excerpt) Read more at alarabiya.net ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gitmo; jihadigames; terrorism; xbox
Disgusting.
1 posted on 06/02/2009 9:16:35 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly
"We have had a lot of hate mail about this, mainly from America, saying things like, 'Don't dare put out a game that shows them killing our soldiers," Zarrar Chishti, director of Scottish software company T-Enterprise, told the U.K.'s Daily Mail.

"But no U.S. or British soldiers get killed in it. The only ones being killed are mercenaries.

Just wow...

2 posted on 06/02/2009 9:19:05 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to become slaves of Washington.")
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

This HAS to be satire.


3 posted on 06/02/2009 9:19:53 AM PDT by Julia H. (Remember when dissent was patriotic?)
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To: Julia H.

No...Rush is on this now...


4 posted on 06/02/2009 9:20:30 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: Julia H.

Go to Rush’s website www.rushlimbaugh.com and see for yourself...


5 posted on 06/02/2009 9:21:16 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

I find this completely ironic and hypocritical!

Absolutely it’s in bad taste and cast a very bad light on the situtation.
This game company has every right to make this game. It’s up to the customer to buy it or not. What I find hillarious was this “consultant” was found on the field of battle fighting American/coalition forces. He was fighting because he hates Western idealogy and wants to impose Islamofacist lifestyles on people. Evidently all of his ideals and beliefs gets tossed aside when someone throws a bag of money at him to be a “consultant” for a video game. This is hypocritical on so many levels. Talk about being a sell out!

Geesh


6 posted on 06/02/2009 9:23:59 AM PDT by cups
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

he said he wanted to keep it realistic?? a game about shooting your way out of Gitmo??


7 posted on 06/02/2009 9:27:29 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now, NOW)
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To: cups
Of course the company has the RIGHT to make the game, but they have the moral OBLIGATION NOT to dishonor those who have died bringing these terrorists to justice.

This just goes to show how despicable humankind can be...

8 posted on 06/02/2009 9:27:32 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

This is why I own a Playstation 3 instead of an Xbox. Xbox’s suck anyway.


9 posted on 06/02/2009 9:30:46 AM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Hmmm.....looks like I’m going to have to lose my Xbox. Maybe they should think about how much damage one silly little game company can cause them.


10 posted on 06/02/2009 9:32:58 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Every time I think I’ve seen everything, some moron comes up with a new idea.


11 posted on 06/02/2009 9:34:45 AM PDT by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: SolidWood

How about a Xbox game where a Scottish software company faces a sharp decline in sales following an outraged public’s reaction to a poorly thought out product release. It would be one of those role playing games, where the characters get embarassed and later unemployed.


12 posted on 06/02/2009 9:34:49 AM PDT by Made In The USA (BO stinks.)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Agreed, I can only imagine what that terrorist d-bag has lied about when describing his stint there.

Just more crap on a pile of bullsh*t with this situation. All you can do is not buy it and let that company waste millions of dollars in development.


13 posted on 06/02/2009 9:36:30 AM PDT by cups
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To: Made In The USA

Haha!

The ending is where the Producer gets fired from the board of investors.


14 posted on 06/02/2009 9:37:53 AM PDT by cups
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

So much for the Son of Sam laws. How about a commercial boycott of the stores that stock it?


15 posted on 06/02/2009 9:48:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Justice is blind. Sonia Sotomayor is not even qualified to sit on an IMPARTIAL jury.)
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To: SolidWood; All

I have no problem with games letting you play bad guys. I like to play both the terrorist, robber or whatever on SWAT just as much as the good guys....

But, this is wrong.

A former detainee plays himself, and you CAN’T choose to be the good guy. That’s wrong.


16 posted on 06/02/2009 9:50:07 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: SolidWood
"But no U.S. or British soldiers get killed in it. The only ones being killed are mercenaries.

Like the Blackwater contractors who were murdered, butchered, set afire, and then lynched on a bridge and jeered by Islamic supremacists?


17 posted on 06/02/2009 9:50:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Justice is blind. Sonia Sotomayor is not even qualified to sit on an IMPARTIAL jury.)
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To: rwfromkansas

A former detainee is profiting from his evil. Hitler’s men never saw a dime from Castle Wolfenstein.


18 posted on 06/02/2009 9:51:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Justice is blind. Sonia Sotomayor is not even qualified to sit on an IMPARTIAL jury.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Exactly, which is why I am against this...

If he wasn’t involved, and you could play both sides....fine with me.

But he is in the game himself, which is just not right.


19 posted on 06/02/2009 9:57:55 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Can you lock it up in the water boarding action sequence?


20 posted on 06/02/2009 10:00:42 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Powell/Whorealdo 2012- The New GOP Dream Ticket)
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To: a fool in paradise
"So much for the Son of Sam laws. How about a commercial boycott of the stores that stock it?"

I will definitely be warning my buddy (a manager at Gamestop) to inform corporate that the company will lose my loyalty (and the considerable amount of money I spend there) if they choose to shelve this title. I will also make it clear that I will dissuade everyone I know from purchasing anything further from Gamestop in the future. I am sure I will not be the only one who takes this sort of action...at least I HOPE not...

21 posted on 06/02/2009 10:09:38 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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This game will never see the light of day on the counsole, much less the x-box.

Anyone can develop a game and say they’re making it for a particular counsole. The counsole makers don’t actually make a decision until the game is complete and submitted to them in final form.

Now I’ve seen a trailer for this game and its crap, the graphics are 5-6 years behind everyone else, the story is stupid, and its not like Microsoft is hurting for shooters. There is no release date, Microsoft doesn’t need this game and it doesn’t need the bad press.

So there’s no point in protesting Microsoft or game retailers. Be pissed at T-Enterprise though.


22 posted on 06/02/2009 2:00:24 PM PDT by Raymann
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