Xbox Twitter Account Hacked By...Syrians

The Syrian Electronic Army, ostensibly a political activist group, must have had some downtime over the weekend, because instead of going after political opponents of the Syrian leadership they went and hacked one of Xbox's Twitter accounts. » 1/12/14 10:00pm 1/12/14 10:00pm

John McCain Caught Playing iPhone Game During Syria Senate Hearing

Look, yes, sometimes you've just gotta play VIP Poker during a three-hour Senate meeting about whether or not America should attack a foreign country. War talks are just so boring, you know? » 9/03/13 7:54pm 9/03/13 7:54pm

Someone Put an Assassin's Creed Screengrab In a TV Report on Syria

Ah, the dangers of Google image search. On Feb. 26, Denmark's TV2 needed an over-the-shoulder shot for a report on the conflict in Syria, and some production assistant gave the control room a screengrab from the original Assassin's Creed (which features Damascus prominently) Apparently it's this one, from the game's… » 3/10/13 8:30pm 3/10/13 8:30pm

Invade Syria? A Video Game Tested That.

We've seen this script before. A cruel regime slaughtering civilians. Youtube clips of weeping mothers and dead children. Hesitant calls for humanitarian intervention by the Western powers. Much dithering while the body count climbs, and then more guilt about the dithering. » 5/31/12 4:00pm 5/31/12 4:00pm

A Game About Insurgency

The sounds of guns echoed throughout Al-Assad Library Book Exhibition in Damascus, Syria. The guns weren't tangible, but virtual. The conflict, however, was from real life. » 10/04/10 1:40pm 10/04/10 1:40pm