There’s something uniquely horrid about the prospect of biological warfare. There’s the obvious: diseases like ebola are strong candidates for the very worst way a person can die. Then there’s the careless, wanton nature of the destruction: unlike other weapons, you can’t ‘aim’ a plague.
This might look like a cute video game about a goat dodging objects, but it’s actually a video game made by the FBI to (apparently) help educate people about “the slippery slope to violent extremism.”
In 2009, a strange Facebook account appeared out of nowhere and friended people en-masse. The name on the account was Junko Junsui, and she had a message for anyone willing to listen.
Yesterday, a video allegedly uploaded by ISIS demanded that the Japanese government pay $200 million for two hostages. In it, a cloaked man waving a knife told the Japanese people to pressure their government to pay or the men would die. Online, the country's Twitter users have responded. With a meme.
"ISIS has refined the mechanics of the sale of violence." Writing for the New Yorker website, Jay Caspian Kang thoughtfully examines how the terrorist group invokes well-worn motifs from shooters like Call of Duty in its recruitment materials.
This weekend, crowds dispersed at a busy shopping area in Shenzhen, China after there were rumors of a knife attack. False alarm, say official reports.
Every year around this time, China holds a massive military drill. Like clockwork. Military police units from across the country's thirty-four provincial level districts show off the latest in domestic security. This year, the theme is knife attacks.
MCV reports that Capcom has cancelled the "blood-filled swimming pool" promo event that they were planning to throw in London this weekend in celebration of the release of Resident Evil Revelations. The event was called off due to yesterday's terrorist attack in Woolwich, London.
A video game that hasn't even been released is said to be the inspiration for a group of soldiers charged with murder and accused of plotting terrorist acts, including the assassination of the president.
Bomb threats are never fun; they scare the living daylights out of people and create massive delays at airports. One Chinese gamer, thought it would be fun to imitate the plot of a video game and decided to issue a false bomb threat against Shanghai's Pudong International Airport.
Anders Behring Breivik—the man who confessed to killing 77 people last year in the worst mass murder Norway has ever seen—has been found to be legally sane by court-appointed psychiatrists, according to the Associated Press.
Confessed mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik was legally insane when he killed nearly 80 people, many children, during a bombing and shooting rampage in Norway in July, according to a psychiatric evaluation ordered by the court, the Associated Press reports.
I think this is a marketing stunt. I don't think they're really going to kill Daniel Benmergui if we don't collectively talk about Bunch of Heroes.
The accused shooter in yesterday's massacre in Norway has been linked to a 1,500 page manifesto that recommends using Call of Duty to train combat skills for an upcoming war with Islam.
While Ubisoft's still-secret, yet-to-be named Rainbow Six game skipped an E3 appearance this year, it is still very much in the works we're told.
Video games let us be heroes. They let us don the cape, wave the flag, put on the badge, hoist the blue lightsaber or simply face the fires of dragons to save the princess.
The line between gaming and reality blurs as the President and members of his security team watch the hunt for Osama reach its long-awaited conclusion.
Twitter is freaking out right now over news that Osama bin Laden is dead. Jill Jackson, a producer for CBS News, seems to have broken the story on her feed. President Obama has called a news conference...Developing.… [Gawker]
Newly released documents from Wikileaks related to Guantánamo Bay prisoners have an unusual video game connection. According to the Department of Defense's assessment records for Guantánamo detainees Hassan Mohammed Ali Bin Attash and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed—who confessed to masterminding the 9/11 terrorist attacks—Al…
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 may have influenced the deadly attack on Russia's busiest airport earlier this week, state run news network Russia Today suggests.