May 10, 2004
Punctum

More adventures in not necessarily the blurring of lines between video games and real life, but the occasional puncture of that barrier. Via atrios, this item in US News & World Report:

It was the lead item on the government's daily threat matrix one day last April. Don Emilio Fulci described by an FBI tipster as a reclusive but evil millionaire, had formed a terrorist group that was planning chemical attacks against London and Washington, D.C. That day even FBI director Robert Mueller was briefed on the Fulci matter. But as the day went on without incident, a White House staffer had a brainstorm: He Googled Fulci. His findings: Fulci is the crime boss in the popular video game Headhunter. "Stand down," came the order from embarrassed national security types.

Posted by dbrown at May 10, 2004 09:26 PM
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