Islamic Militants Modify US Video Games For Propaganda
Tech-savvy militants from al Qaeda and other groups have modified video war games so that U.S. troops play the role of bad guys in running gunfights against heavily armed Islamic radical heroes, Defense Department official and contractors told Congress. (REUTERS)
Implications - Along with popular news events that shake the consuming public, an interesting opportunity is presented to companies to create products that mimic or reference such events. Just as these combat video games reflect Islamic militant efforts, companies too can create products that reflect the current news stories and events that are ongoing.