A recent Fox News report has shown that while video game controllers can sometimes be used by US and British forces in combat, they can sometimes be used against them as well.

This clip shows a humble PlayStation 1 controller, seized by US forces in a raid on a bomb-making "factory" in a remote village in Afghanistan. The soldier says it's there as an initiator device, which for the improvised explosive devices (or IEDs) so popular amongst Taliban and insurgent forces in Afghanistan and Iraq is the mechanism used to set the bomb off.

[via 1UP]