Russian computer game about War on Georgia

Reuters writes (http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSTRE4AK64D20081121) that Russobit-M, a Russian software company, is pulling an America’s Army with the War on Georgia propaganda.

Next month, a computer game titled Confrontation — Peace Enforcement simulating a war between Russia and Georgia is to be released. In best Cold War tradition, there’s even an “unknown Western power” allying with Georgia; an obvious reference to the Russian propaganda myth of USA sending troops to fight in Georgia. However, the only visible Western presence is Poland, who supposedly represents all of NATO.

An avid follower of Orwell will have field day with the game. From the title — itself borrowed from a Medvedev’s speech — to the game team’s assurance that the game is not related to politics, it’s an obvious attempt at pushing Russian version of the events of the real war, and tying acceptance of this version to patriotism.

Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSTRE4AK64D20081121

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