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marct
02-06-2007, 01:11 PM
And now for something completely different...


Terrorism board game dicey, victims say
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 6, 2007 | 5:32 AM ET
CBC News

The war on terror can now be fought in the comfort of your living room thanks to a controversial board game that lets players dominate the world using nuclear weapons, hijacked airplanes, suicide bomb belts and a pair of dice.

War On Terror: The Board Game is the creation of two entrepreneurs from Cambridge, England, who have sold more than 2,500 copies worldwide through their online company TerrorBull Games.

The game, launched in October 2006, has been banned from British department stores and condemned by some British media outlets.

More... (http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2007/02/06/terror-game.html)

Marc

goesh
02-06-2007, 04:20 PM
that's for sure. I see the growing psychological numbing-down to the violent realities of terrorism as being a two-edged sword. Tacit acceptance of harsh reactions to terrorism can also be 'played' and made into nothing but media events to be shallowly absorbed from the same safe distance as playing a computer game. Give me a grainy, smudgey Chechnyan snuff video any day - at least my mind and trigger finger have something real to focus on.