They Couldn't Kill Salman Rushdie in Real Life, So They're Making a Video Game

On February 14, 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwā against Salman Rushdie, calling for the assassination of the British Indian author of The Satanic Verses. Seeing as Rushdie is still alive, it didn't go so well. Now a state-sponsored Iranian student organization plans on correcting that oversight with … »6/29/12 9:30am6/29/12 9:30am

When Grand Theft Auto Let Iranian Teenagers Do Things They Could Only Dream Of

It's a proud part of American mythology that people from all over the world get to come here and pursue their dreams. Navid Khonsari has one of those stories. The Iranian-American used to work at Rockstar Games as cinematic director, where he helped steer the vision on games like The Warriors, Midnight Club II and … »6/21/12 4:00pm6/21/12 4:00pm

Alleged Iranian Spy 'Confesses' that U.S. Video Game Company is CIA Propaganda Tool

When Iranian state TV aired the alleged confession of a homegrown spy on Sunday night, Amir Mirza Hekmati's recitation of supposed wrongdoings included the standard claims of working as mole for the American Government along with a less common twist: that he'd supposedly worked for a video game company that was… »12/19/11 4:30pm12/19/11 4:30pm