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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Is "Mercenaries 2" Propaganda?

Man. Video games get blamed for brainwashing children, creating bad movies and kicking your dog. Now, they're responsible for political propaganda?

A U.S. company's video game simulating an invasion of Venezuela is supposed to hit the shelves next year, but it's already raising the ire of lawmakers loyal to President Hugo Chavez.

Chavez supporters in Venezuela's National Assembly suspect the makers of "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames" are doing Washington's bidding by drumming up support among Americans for an eventual move to overthrow Chavez.

"I think the U.S. government knows how to prepare campaigns of psychological terror so they can make things happen later," Congressman Ismael Garcia said, citing the video game developed by Los Angeles-based Pandemic Studios.
-- Venezuela Fears Mercenaries 2 is Propaganda (digg it)


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