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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:19 AM
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WP: Video Games with an Islamist Twist ("Quest for Bush")
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Way Radical, Dude
Now Playing: Video Games With an Islamist Twist

By Jose Antonio Vargas
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, October 9, 2006; Page C01



A new video game lets players kill President Bush. It's called
"Quest for Bush." It looks a lot like a game that hit the market
three years ago, called "Quest for Saddam."

In the venerable shoot-'em-up genre, who's the hero and who's
the enemy depends on who's programming the game.

"Quest for Bush," a.k.a. "Night of Bush Capturing," is a free
online game released by the Global Islamic Media Front, a
radical organization that has ties with al-Qaeda. Armed with
a rifle, a shotgun or a grenade launcher, players navigate
various missions that include "Jihad Growing Up," "Americans'
Hell" and "Bush Hunted Like a Rat." In the final stage, you
fight Bush.

<more>

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rkc3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:21 AM
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1. Will you get a visit from the FBI for downloading this?
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:39 AM
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8. coming from the WP ... I don't think so.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:23 AM
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2. Throwing Gas on the FIre.... Stupid (nt)
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:26 AM
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3. Interestingly enough, it's our gasoline.
Apparently, this is a "re-skinning" of a game that was
published in the good-ole U.S. of A. and originally
titled "Quest for Saddam". (ref: read the article)

Once again, we've provided the weapons our enemies then
use against us.

Tesha
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:32 AM
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4. I Was Suspicious of Whether it Was USA Made
Interesting.... was the skin made here too, I wonder?
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:33 AM
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6. One is a budget game with a freeware version
http://www.ekurd.net/download/softwaregame3d.htm

Quest for Saddam
In this game, which is based off of the Duke Nukem 3D game engine, you are after Suddam Hussein. Before you can reach him you will have to fight many other terrorists.

The story of this game: Saddam Hussein must be taken out, you are a lone, highly trained soldier who is sent by the armies of the world to do the job. Armed with an arsenal of weapons you must fight through hoards of Iraqi soldiers in your Quest for Hussein
Developer: Petrilla Entertainment

Year: 2002
Category: 3D Shooting
Version: Freeware
File size: 9.01 MB

Review: http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/quest-for-saddam /

Quest for Saddam (PC)


Budget first-person shooter, featuring Iraq's ex-leader as the target of the player's aggression. Armed with an arsenal of weapons and a coalation of comical characters, players fight their way through a variety of missions until they face the ultimate end boss: Saddam Hussein himself. In addition to public enemy #1 in the flesh, the game features plenty of Saddam posters, paintings and statues to shoot at. Marketed and sold over the web. Because of its subject matter, the low-tech shooter was promoted on FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, and TechTV and is the self-proclaimed "#1 game of the year".
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:33 AM
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5. "A new video game"
Looks like an old video game to me.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:50 AM
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9. Old Engine, poorly modded, and generally won't be played by anyone...
But hell, I'm sure the anti-game DUers will think it's top of the line and on everyone's playlist.

Where's Mr. Benchley when you need a laugh...
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:38 AM
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7. GW is such a fool.. he has made himself and us a
target
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