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November 26, 2007

Bad Idea Bears: Video Game Training for Terrorists?

Allen @ 12:45 pm   |  Comments Off on Bad Idea Bears: Video Game Training for Terrorists?
Filed under: Morality/Ethics,The End Is Near,Video Games

I’ve been playing this video game called “Assassin’s Creed” lately.  You play a Muslim assassin in the 12th century, and your goal is to assassinate all the Crusaders and Templars in the Holy Land.  A lot of the game relies on sneaking around and not being detected by the guards and soldiers and such.  It’s a fun game, but part of this game mechanic disturbs me — sometimes you sneak into a group of scholars or monks to get past military checkpoints, and to get closer to your assassination target.  You even bow your head and put your hands together to pray when you’re “undercover” as a scholar/monk (your character is the one in the middle, in the image below).

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Does this sound familiar to anyone?

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