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Fighting Tthe Covenant from Baqubah
January 3, 2005 11:14 AM   Subscribe

Gaming in Iraq by US troops. Soon after the battle for Fallujah ended in November, U.S. Marines brought their Xbox consoles, Gameboys and laptops forward and started fighting the Covenant hordes in "Halo," Mario and Luigi's worst enemies and those irksome roommates from "The Sims." Of course such actives during war are nothing new. Iraqies have also gotten in on the action too.
posted by Bag Man (14 comments total)

 
I guess the obvious suggestion would be to get US troops and insurgents onto the same network and off the streets.
posted by 327.ca at 11:17 AM on January 3, 2005


Awp wh0r3 c2mp1ng f2gg0t!
posted by basicchannel at 11:41 AM on January 3, 2005


Rows of Nintendo's "Metroid Prime: Echoes" for the GameCube console went untouched, probably because the Xbox and Playstation are far more popular here.

*cries*
posted by SAC at 11:48 AM on January 3, 2005


The classic Marines playing Risk.
posted by orange clock at 12:09 PM on January 3, 2005


Nice link! I have a friend serving in Afghanistan with the USMC who enjoys stuff like that.
posted by PossumCowboy at 12:11 PM on January 3, 2005


Awp wh0r3 c2mp1ng f2gg0t!

"It's a legitimate strategy!!"
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:14 PM on January 3, 2005


wort wort
posted by slapshot57 at 12:29 PM on January 3, 2005


Marines live a stringent lifestyle when deployed on a float or otherwise when not fighting. Eat, play video games, eat, play video games, shit, eat, play video games, sleep, start over.
posted by reflection at 1:49 PM on January 3, 2005


Next time I'm playing as a sniper in BF42's Desert Combat, I'll wonder if, somewhere, a sniper is playing as a 23-year old graphic designer in The Sims.

Hrm.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 1:54 PM on January 3, 2005


Before the occupation, Saddam's official state Web site, Uruklink, included Warez search among the other possible search engines. No joke, check out the entry on Archive.org.

Then again, many people would like to think of the dictator-era Iraqis as being oppressed 24/7 rather than flying kites or playing Quake.
posted by inksyndicate at 2:22 PM on January 3, 2005


Rows of Nintendo's "Metroid Prime: Echoes" for the GameCube console went untouched, probably because the Xbox and Playstation are far more popular here.

*cries*


me too SAC, me too... uncultured fools.
posted by knapah at 3:25 PM on January 3, 2005


Rows of Nintendo's "Metroid Prime: Echoes" for the GameCube console went untouched, probably because the Xbox and Playstation are far more popular here.

*cries*

me too SAC, me too... uncultured fools.


They have enough stress being in actual life-and-death combat situations. They don't need frustration on the front and when they're trying to relax.

I support our troops. I support their decision to not play Metroid Prime 2 Echoes while on tours of duty.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 8:37 PM on January 3, 2005


I would also like to mention I don't appreciate "Tthe."
posted by Colloquial Collision at 8:38 PM on January 3, 2005


Next time I'm playing as a sniper in BF42's Desert Combat, I'll wonder if, somewhere, a sniper is playing as a 23-year old graphic designer in The Sims.

Nice one.

Sooo, anyone know where the insurgent's spawn point is?
posted by Mr Bismarck at 4:56 AM on January 4, 2005


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