Actually, this is their second release. The clip below is from “Special Force;” today brings us “Special Force 2,” replete with kidnappings of Israeli soldiers — a.k.a. “raids” — and Katyusha rocket attacks on Israeli population centers. Destroy the Zionist aggressor, then for big points stage the most ludicrously poignant virtual propaganda photo of the rubble you can think of and try to sell it to the local virtual western news bureau. Rumor has it that a cheat code unlocks Flat Fatima.
Iran’s gotten into the FPS jihad market lately too; I wonder if they’re bankrolling Hezbollah’s game. How effective are video games really, though, as a means of indoctrination? When I play “Ghost Recon 2,” I’m not focused on the geopolitical implications of Mexican rebels having nukes; I’m just trying to hit the target. Seems to me the money is better invested in the sort of evil but effective crap Hamas does with its kiddie programming. Hezbollah does some of that too, but it could have done more with the cash it laid out for this — an especially important consideration now that cash might be harder to come by.