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Al Qaeda used Sega video game cartridges as bombs

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posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 11:25 PM
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It's not often you can mutter terrorism and Sega in the same breath, but the games company's old cartridges have been name checked by Al Qaeda as a weapon of choice.

This revelation, which is sure to sully any fond memories you had of the old 16-bit workhorse that was the Sega Megadrive or the Sega Genesis in the US market, was printed in the New York Times, and found by the eagle-eyed journalists at games website Kotaku.


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and I bet they use GameBoys as missile guidance systems.


[edit on 11/4/08 by Djdoubt03]




posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 12:38 AM
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If I remember correctly during the one of the gulf wars the Iraq was buying up Playstation 2s for a missile guidance system. It seems that these gaming consoles are more powerful than the computers these 3rd world countries can can get their hands on.



posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 12:42 AM
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I think the Iraq PS2 story was more or less some sneaky hype - some specialist coding would have been needed to turn it into some sort of guidance system.

In the techradar article, they seem to have just made detonators out of the cartridges, not any sort of guidance system.

But still... Odd.



posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 11:37 PM
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Wow...only one response to this? I'm going to hold the recent election responsible for taking our eyes away from real news. lol



posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 11:39 PM
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If this is true, just imagine the possible applications of "Missile Command".





posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 11:42 PM
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Originally posted by mattguy404
I think the Iraq PS2 story was more or less some sneaky hype - some specialist coding would have been needed to turn it into some sort of guidance system.


Actually you can install Linux on a PS2, why couldn't some top programmers write a program based Linux guidance system? Seems plausible to me.



posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 11:42 PM
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I think this is more 'steathly hype' myself. I regular Kotaku and saw it on there. I think the PSP or DS would be easier to hide the stuff in, of the Wii even that's relatively small. hard to get ahold of though.

That whole thing about Saddam buying up PS2's like mad was ridiculous. Most game consoles, the ones I've opened up, processors are physically attatched to the motherboard. Because if you remember the whole thing was he was buying PS2's for the processor's because of the embargo's from the first gulf war.

Unless saddam was starting his own PS2 development firm and was going to have Iraqi's guiding bombs with controllers.


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posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 11:52 PM
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Ohh no...War On Terror in the year 2009? The War On Lemmings...Those bastard suicide bombers...

[edit on 11-11-2008 by gordonwest]



posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 11:57 PM
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It is really good to know what kind of technology Al Qaeda does have - the different parts from the sega console game systems.



posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 11:58 PM
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Just make sure nobody tells them about the Xbox 360.



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