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Why is this news?

October 3rd, 2006 by Troy Goodfellow · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Reuters reports that Iranian gamers can now pretend they are blocking the Strait of Hormuz by sinking a tanker.

In my long life as a gamer, I have invaded Iraq, sunk supply convoys running troops to a Europe under attack, bombed nuclear facilities (and missed, killing villagers instead), and sometimes shot camels just for the hell of it.

I’ve played as the Wehrmacht and the Mongol hordes. I’ve stormed Juno beach and sacrificed prisoners to raise my culture rating.

I find it a little silly to get too concerned that some Iranian teenager roleplays stopping our oil supply. So long as he’s not trying to figure out his role in a larger plan to destroy Israel, I’m not worried or even interested.

Though, not long ago, I was driving the Israeli army out the West Bank and Golan Heights.


2 Comments so far ↓

  • Toby Hede

    Last night I nuked just about every city in Asia and several in Europe playing Defcon.

    The sensationalisation of this stuff is ridiculous.

  • Jozef

    The other night I was ruling Iran (Persia, to be exact), invented Judaism and converted a neighbor. After I invented Islam in the same city as Judaism, I switched to free religion and happily adopted other religions. The Buddhists tried to attack me, so I nuked the hell of of them. That’s what they get for their aggressive faith and lack of tolerance…