bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

November 4, 2008 -

There were some pretty awesome games on the old Sega Genesis.

Some bombs, too.

But an Al Qaeda operative apparently taught himself how to turn a Genesis cartridge into a real bomb, as the New York Times reports:

They were called the Dirty 30 — bodyguards for Osama bin Laden captured early in the Afghanistan war — and many of them are still being held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Others still at the much-criticized detention camp there include prisoners who the government says were trained in assassination and the use of poisons and disguises.

One detainee is said to have been schooled in making detonators out of Sega game cartridges. A Yemeni who has received little public attention was originally selected by Mr. bin Laden as a potential Sept. 11 hijacker, intelligence officials say.

It's unknown whether a Sega cartridge bomb was ever actually used in a terrorist attack.

Via: Kotaku

Posted in

Comments

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

Now that's BLAST processing!

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

Ba dum tish!

Game on, brothers and sisters.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." -- Ben Franklin Game on, brothers and sisters.

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

SONIC: You're too slow!

*beeping*

SONIC: WHAT THE FU...?

*BOOM*

BIN LADEN: OHHHHHHHHHH!!! AH HA HA HA HA HA!!! ROO-HOO-HOO-HEE-HEE-HA-HA-HA-HA!!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oh, shi...

[Shadow D. Darkman has been disconnected.]

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

-----------------------------



"A Chrono Trigger is anything that unleashes its will or desire to change history!" -Gaspar

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

"It's unknown whether a Sega cartridge bomb was ever actually used in a terrorist attack."

Lie. It was called Shaq-Fu.

 

* Words, Bernardo... words. There was a time when I believed in words. *

* Words, Bernardo... words. There was a time when I believed in words. *

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom...

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

Big deal. Its not like a magic trick or anything.

Anyone with a little know how in electronics can do that.. I turned an old SGI computer into an xbox.

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

1. Who the hell even plays Genesis games on the original console these days? *looks at PSP's emulator*

2. Big whoop - most of these Sega cartridges were bombs to begin with!

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H91rPIq2mN4

--- Official Protector of Videoland!

--- Official Protector of Videoland!

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

Really?  No one's going to shoot for it?  <sigh>

Zero Wing was a Genesis game.  It's obvious that someone set us up the bomb!

 

Wipe them out, 93% of them!

Wipe them out, 93% of them!

ROFLMAO

You sir, win a cookie. I can't believe I had to wiki that up just to get the joke *facepalm*

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

Now we know a new use for all those ET cartridges...

The cynical side of videogames (spanish only): http://thelostlevel.blogspot.com/ My DeviantArt Page (aka DeviantCensorship): http://www.darkknightstrikes.deviantart.com/

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

So....do you trigger it by blowing into the cart?

Zen aka Jeremy Powers
Editor and Host of the Zenspath Podcast (now on iTunes)
www.ZensPath.com
XBL: "PsychoticZen" PSN: "Zenspath"
Nintendo Network: "Psychoticzen", 3DS: "3024-7965-4819

Do I forsee...

A new Mythbusters episode in the works?

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

 

Terrorism = SEGA

SEGA = Video Games

Therefore:

Terrorism = Video Games

 

COME ON PEOPLE! LETS START BLAMING THE GAMING INDUSTRY OF RECRUITING TERRORISTS!!!

 

/s

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

Oooooh its Sonic the hedg....WTF....BOOM!

Never underestimate the power of idiots in large amounts.

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

LOL

That'd actually make a good title for a game ;)

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

Man, say what you want about the terrorists but these guys are frikkin macgyver!

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

I remember reading in a magazine awhile ago that someone hollowed out a Game Boy Color in an attempt to turn it into a bomb or already did but got caught in the process.

So in short anyone, including non terrorists, can turn anything into bombs.

 

 

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

And now, I sense many a panicked mother tossing out old Sega Genesis devices.

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

They must have been talking about Eternal Champions Special Edition.

 

(drum roll)

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

LOL Well, to be honest, it's a detonator, not a bomb, it's the device used to trigger a bomb, and if that is the case, why use a Sega cartridge when you can make one out of a $2 wristwatch?

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

Because nobody in America can be tricked into becomming afraid of suspicious wristwatches on the sidewalk.

Re: bin Laden Bodyguard Can Turn a Sega Cartridge into a Bomb

O.o *looks at the sega cartidrage in his hand and than at this article* ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Poll: Is it censorship when a private retailer decides not to sell a particular video game?:

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
Mattsworknamemeet ips. stupid phone.05/27/2015 - 11:34pm
MattsworknameI feel ups should have a hard line expiration date. if a company doesn't use them for ten years they have to put it on the market or make it open source05/27/2015 - 11:34pm
MechaCrashPride does play a factor. If you sell an IP to someone, and they make a ton of money off it, it makes you look like a tool: why didn't YOU make that money? Better to sit on it than be embarassed that way.05/27/2015 - 10:58pm
ZippyDSMleeAS far as I understand it the suits think sitting on a an IP till the time is right is more profitable than tradeing it around.....hevean forbit soemone use soemthing to make money with....05/27/2015 - 9:58pm
Andrew EisenOh, there's also the Facebook page.05/27/2015 - 4:29pm
hidannikOkay :( Guess I'll just have to YouTube it when I've caught up on all the other podcasts.05/27/2015 - 4:13pm
Andrew EisenI honestly don't know. The show is on my YouTube channel and we promote it here on the site every week.05/27/2015 - 4:11pm
hidannikIs there nothing a podcast app can key on?\05/27/2015 - 4:09pm
Andrew EisenYeah, we lost Libsyn quite some time ago. As such, no RSS or iTunes. We're working on finding a new (and cost effective) home but it's been really slow going.05/27/2015 - 4:07pm
hidannikThe last one on that feed was Feb 905/27/2015 - 4:05pm
hidannikThe feed is at superpac.libsyn.com05/27/2015 - 4:05pm
hidannikI ask because it hasn't shown up in my PocketCasts feed in a while. (I'm currently a month behind)05/27/2015 - 4:02pm
E. Zachary KnightAE, Loved your mom as the guest on your 30 Days of Netflix series. She is one interesting lady.05/27/2015 - 3:47pm
E. Zachary Knighthidannik, If you mean on iTunes, we are working to get it back up there soon. Otherwise, the show must go on. We record live every Saturday at 8pm Central05/27/2015 - 3:47pm
Andrew Eisenhidannik - The podcast will continue this weekend and every weekend after for the foreseeable future. What makes you ask?05/27/2015 - 3:29pm
Matthew WilsonI say no it isnt, but it depends on the reason for not selling it. were the pressured to not sell it. aka target au, or did they chose not to on their own aka gog with hatred.05/27/2015 - 3:28pm
hidannikIs there no more podcast?05/27/2015 - 3:26pm
E. Zachary KnightHere is another thought exercise. How would you feel if game developers traded in IP? http://gamasutra.com/blogs/JorgeMunoz/20150520/243471/Why_dont_developers_buysell_intellectual_property_much_like_other_assets.php05/27/2015 - 3:24pm
Andrew EisenSlightly Mad Studio comments on Wii U version of Project Cars: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/05/exclusive_slightly_mad_studio_head_ian_bell_sets_the_record_straight_on_project_cars_wii_u05/27/2015 - 11:54am
E. Zachary KnightGamasutra has a really interesting interview with the Hatred developers. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/AlbertPalka/20150526/244229/Real_talk_with_Destructive_Creations_Hatred_interview.php05/27/2015 - 10:11am
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician