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September 12th

With all of the anti-gaming legislation being bandied about by censorship advocates like Senator Clinton, it's nice that some people can still demonstrate that games, like any other art form, can be used to entertain, insult, inspire, or even educate. A simple Flash game called September 12th illustrates how difficult it is to combat terrorism. Take a look and roll it over in your head a few times. What does this simulation teach us? You may or may not agree with the premise or the implementation, but you can hardly escape the feeling of futility.

Comments on September 12th
  Comment from Blogger MacFurious at Thursday, March 23, 2006 2:01:00 AM
It took me a few cracks, but I finally nailed 3 terrorists and didn't kill any civilians.

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