Sunday, May 15, 2011

Counter Strike Meets Osama's Hideout

An Independent developer who goes by the name, Fletch, created and released a new add -on level to Counter Strike: Source. The map is based on photographs of Osama’s Pakistan hideout.

According to the New York Timesseveral thousand people have downloaded the new level since it became available over the weekend

Players could choose from a variety of missions – from rescuing hostages to killing the “terrorist boss”. Despite apparent criticisms, the game received an overall rating of 8.3/10 on (the game could also be downloaded there)

In response, Fletch defended his creation by saying: "I can see how people would think it is in bad tastes, but honestly if that's your opinion you may as well protest the whole game (as well as many others)"

Other recent video games releases also incorporated similar material. An example being “Kuma war II”; this game also allows players to participate in the raid – not only as a US Navy SEAL, but also as an Al Qaeda Guard protecting Bin Laden.


  1. It seems there's also going to be a movie shot this summer about the hunt for bin laden. I think its safe to say if its worth partying in the streets for, its worth commercializing (its the American way!)

  2. I think it's great that an individual can create something independently and have it accessible to anyone who wants it. I'd be more offended by this if it were heavily commercialized, but I don't see the problem with it if it's been produced by a single person.

  3. It's seems that the always gritty, no holds barred Disney has recently trademarked "Seal Team 6", the team that brought down Osama.

    But sadly, the trademark doesn't cover movies, only random things like only toys, Christmas stockings and snow globes. How awesome of a stocking stuffer would an Abbottabad snow globe be?

  4. Wow the fact that "Seal Team 6" is already trademarked by Disney is incredible. I can only imagine the analyst's shaky pitch to his boss that they needed to pursue this trademark. Since there was billions spent hunting this man, maybe there are billions to be made. Hey, it might work better than the stimulus package did.


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