Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

November 21, 2008 -

GP sister-site GameCulture, citing Indian newspaper The Hindu, reports that Taliban thugs burned down a video game shop as part of a sweep through the Swat Valley in northwestern Pakistan.

Stores selling videos and electronics were also attacked.

 

 


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Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

That must have been the happiest day of Jack's pathetic life. I'm amazed he hasn't gloated yet.

Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

They should have built sentries and dispensers...

 

Yes I have a WIP. Just wait and see.

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Everybody needs to play more video games or the terrorists win.

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Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

Don't worry, they were just acting out video game violence.

Remember kiddies, video games cause all violence, all historical wars, erectile dysfunction, stroke, HIV, sonic gonorhea, and extreme legislator stupidity.

Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

Don't forget hang-nails and bad hair days!!

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Benjamin Franklin

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Benjamin Franklin

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Well, they do hate all forms of civilization past the stoneage so it was only a matter of time before they pulled this one.

Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

Damn.

'Nuff said.

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Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

Do you have anything to add to this article?

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Do you? No? Then don't post crap like that.

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

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*_* Where do I start..? Okay, how is you posting "SECONDED" about 5 times contributing to the discussion? Now, judging from your time spent on the forums, you aren't the sharpest poster on GP, but FUCKING HELL.
~You Could Be Mine, But You're Way Out Of Line..~

Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

Yyyyyyyyyeah, the thing is, those are things I support, or second, as it is said. I was simply voicing my support. A LoZ game pitting Link against the Taliban has OVER 9000 percent of my support. Don't like it? There's the door.

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

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Oh, but i'm voicing my opinions on You..
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AE:  Okay guys, that's enough.

Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

Thanks, Andrew.

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

Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

I wonder how long before JT praises them and says this needs to happen in the US

 

He does endorse terrorism after all

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http://udx.livejournal.com/429295.html

He's already endorsed the Islamic terrorists once.

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Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

The sad thing is, he WOULD do that. He already said posters here should be legally executed, asking terrorists to do the job isn't that much more deranged.

But then again, this would shut down the 'simulators that terrorists train on' retoric as well...

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Knowing him He'll endorse them to destroy T2, I do think JT is a Terrorist

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

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Figurtivly speaking of course.


Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

here's hoping for an open letter

岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

Now THAT is a hatred for video games. 0_o

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Wikipedia had info of this hatred of videogames since before JT tried to equate us with them

I really should keep track of the things I call that turn out to be true, I lost count several times

岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

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That's why I created in the politicians and personalities about those Wackos

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

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 Atleast these people admit to their deeds, the US has killed 100,000 people (either directly, or by proxy) since they invaded Iraq, and still try and claim they are doing "good". These terrorists are the only ones who don't seem to be in denial.

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Should we put in the Politicians and personalities: game stores, gamers that are victims of Islamic Terrorism

It says that It's was a mater of time before the Islamic terrorists got thier sorry butts on the hall of shame

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

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This is why I Hate islamic terrorists

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

Oh but not non-Islamic terrorists...

~ Actus non facit reun nisi mens sit rea. ~

~ Actus non facit reun nisi mens sit rea. ~

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I dislike ALL forms of terrorists

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

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Then why make the distinction?

~ Actus non facit reun nisi mens sit rea. ~

~ Actus non facit reun nisi mens sit rea. ~

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I don't recall the IRA having a thing against free expresion of ideas. Obviously we hate all terorrists, but THIS is why Islamic terrorism is especially difficult to make ground against--because it is rooted in a totalitarian mind-**** ideology instead of the more normal motivations for terrorism like money or independence.

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Those guys are truly in it for the money and power, they just use the mind-messing religious ideology to get poor, weak-minded people to be their lackeys. Why would a leader sacrifice his own work and legacy to do dirty work?

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belive me, when religion's involved people can do great good, or great evil.  though if you said religious terrorism it would be fairer than islamic terrorism. 

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FOR GREAT JUSTICE.

(Sorry, couldn't resist. ROFL)

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

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"Furniture and goods worth thousands of rupees were destroyed..."

Huh, same currency used in the Legend of Zelda series.  Hmm...

You know, Link could fight the Taliban in the next game.  That would shake up the series a bit.

 

Andrew Eisen

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"If all else fails, use fire."

Brain: "Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?" Pinky: "I think so, Brain, but we're already naked."

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...wut?

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

Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

Osama Bin Ganon does have a certain ring to it.

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I am for it if the developers have the balls for it.

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Also seconded.

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

Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

Agreed... but we'll need to give Link some sniper support...

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Benjamin Franklin

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Benjamin Franklin

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Seconded.

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

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Fucking SECONDED.

Have some cookies. 

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

Re: Taliban Burns Down Pakistani Video Game Shop

 I guess they are pissed off about the Spore DRM to.

 
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