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

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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.

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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!!

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Oh, shi...

[Shadow D. Darkman has been disconnected.]

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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.

 

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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.

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

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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*

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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...

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

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

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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