Anti-LTTE video game

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While the war in Sri Lanka is over fighting the LTTE is not, at least on a new video game to be launched this November by French gaming company Ubisoft. In the game to be titled Ghost Recon Predator, players are tasked with an elite squad on the hunt for terrorists in Sri Lanka.

The video trailer of the game shows the players in the jungles of Sri Lanka going behind the LTTE. The trailer shows messages appearing on the top of the screen saying the players are after the terrorists “who thinks nothing of hiding among innocent civilians, of using people as a shield for their illegal and immoral campaign”.

The LTTE was defeated by the Sri Lankan military last year and one of the allegations raised by the government and human rights groups was that the LTTE had used civilians as human shields during the war.

According to Ubisoft Entertainment the game will feature multiplayer options with up to three players and features include character swapping, third-person cover and tons of customizable weapons and high-tech gadgets. The game is intended to deliver classic Ghost Recon action.

“Since your enemy has the terrain advantage, more allies, and knows where to attack, you’ll rely on technology and training to overcome the terrorists,” Ubisoft said. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Jif Tuesday, 17 August 2010 07:57 AM

    good one ! and will the game have legal proceedings

    jolenedel Tuesday, 17 August 2010 07:57 AM

    "The trailer shows messages appearing on the top of the screen saying the US troops are after the terrorists "
    Why US troops? they didn't do anything for defeating LTTE.

    TMA Tuesday, 17 August 2010 08:09 AM

    Wait a minute...US Army?

    dassa Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:56 PM

    when formally speaking, ya...they have done it well. They studied a lot about war in SL...Bt they haven't touch the reality.

    Saradial Tuesday, 17 August 2010 08:14 AM

    Yes I agree with you. War is over. I hope we should not fight even in virtual world.

    Holman Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:41 PM

    This shows that terrorism is fun for the Europeans.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:41 PM

    It is time someone came up with another game called "Witch hunt" depicting how the government is taking revenge from the hero who vanquished the mighty Tigers.

    Holman Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:42 PM

    You can't be a Hussein !

    Gunawathie Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:43 PM

    Hussein, I think you have been hibernating... Open your eyes at least now.

    chatura Tuesday, 17 August 2010 08:54 AM

    KP is the army commander

    Hiran Shanaka Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:04 AM

    You missed the point mate! what Karthik hinted was about US/ Israel tactics against innocent civilians

    menaka Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:12 AM

    this is an attempt to profile SL as a country of war like Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia etc. We have defected the terrorists and now on the journey towards development. This game will contribute to tarnish that image. Once this game picks up among the younger generation in other countries, they will be knowing SL to be a country full of terrorists! I would have preferred if the plot of this was better and more realistic.

    Musthafa Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:17 AM

    Whoever the amy commander , he must respect the rules and regulation of the country

    J Dan Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:20 AM

    Grate Gen SF Should be paid a royalty for this game

    Karthik Tuesday, 17 August 2010 03:34 AM

    So in weapons option there should be chemical bombs and cluster bombs...

    Tm Abay Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:42 AM

    Guys, guys, it's just a game. Only part I don't like is US Army gettin the credit. Other than that it's all cool

    D Tuesday, 17 August 2010 03:49 AM

    wow... I don't know..this seems a little insensitive. Most of the cadres were children and civilians recruited and brainwashed. :S

    Dilan Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:47 AM

    SO at last US realises the greatness of our Army........They are trying to imitate OUR GREAT ARMY......

    Agent Zer08 Tuesday, 17 August 2010 04:00 AM

    wonder who will be the Computer Player, SL Military or LTTE? according to my knowledge most of the time Computer (CPU Player) defeat Man (Player).

    Geronimo Tuesday, 17 August 2010 04:05 AM

    Hollywood to come here next to make movies of the war? Good for the economy and the ex-terrorists who will naturally play a part. There would also be real life characters like KP, Karuna,Pillian, Gota, MR and a host of others who will be climbing over each other to be on the big screen! Oh, cannot forget Mervyn who will demand a role for himself or Spielberg or whoever,will be tied to a tree if he fails to accede!!!!!

    Rosh Tuesday, 17 August 2010 04:06 AM

    Who's the Army Commander???

    nature boy Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:49 PM

    People relax....it's just a video game. I bet no one who commented here will play this...unless you are a psp owner.

    Kamal Tuesday, 17 August 2010 04:10 AM

    Yes, definitly you shoud expect from terrorists, as Sri Lankan troops experienced.

    ramana Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:03 AM

    Hussein, We should remember that these child soldiers won so many battles for decades and everyone knows that we won the battle with the help of super powers like India, China.

    Bakamoona Tuesday, 17 August 2010 04:27 AM

    Hypocrites. Fed the LTTE that time and now making money out of them. Playing is fun for you, isn't it so?

    දේශප්‍රේමී Tuesday, 17 August 2010 04:31 AM

    Definitely GREAT Gen. Sarath Fonseka will be the army commander.................

    ajith Tuesday, 17 August 2010 04:37 AM

    May be name of the game should be changed to "Genocide"?

    irajCalifornia Tuesday, 17 August 2010 04:52 AM

    I'm gonna definitely play that thing ....!!!!

    Kalu Malli Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:07 AM

    Will SF be arrested at the end of the War, as in real??

    Honest guy Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:14 AM

    the next thing will be is SRI LANKA BANS VIDEO GAMES !

    suwimal Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:15 AM

    This game will be prohibited in Sri Lanka, because it is an intervention in our internal affairs. Ask GLP If you don't know.

    Hussein Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:26 AM

    What does this game have to do with Sri LANKA? LOL. There are terrorists around the world and I dont think the world is interested in making a war game over a small little conflict between child soldiers and Army commando teams.

    luxman Wednesday, 18 August 2010 12:57 PM

    This game nothing to do with SL army or LTTE. it is just another western war game.

    Dude Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:32 AM

    Hmm... looks like someone hasn't played a video game before...

    bash Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:33 AM

    Brave General lead the army and destroyed LTTE in real life now the ELU Army of Goata can play this game

    Mohottige Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:37 AM

    War is over. the people want to live peacefully and are tired of killings. This company only wants to make money from those who don´t know what real war is, or from armchair warriors who themselves never took a active part in the war. Simply greed and without concerns for all those who were killed and maimed during the conflict. I would boycott the game.

    rosh Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:37 AM

    Finally, atleast now the tamil diaspora can win something - atleast in the virtual world.

    shaffaath Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:45 AM

    Its not worth Talking about its entertainment news.

    Pottuvil resident Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:51 AM

    Will there be any White Flags ?

    Gunawathie Tuesday, 17 August 2010 06:08 AM

    ajith, when are you planning your holiday next to Sri Lanka ? We can play this game.

    Wannian Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:46 AM

    What about the human shield? Where are the civilians who are traped in between?
    Anyway, it is an interresting game.

    shanghi Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:58 AM

    Why doesn't the world just let us forget the past and move forward...

    RajasH Tuesday, 17 August 2010 07:26 AM

    Ubisoft is not selling this as an Anti LTTE game but just as another violent war game. The kids in the west, major market for this sort of games, have no clue who LTTE is.

    Paranoia?

    UNL Tuesday, 17 August 2010 07:45 AM

    there is no General now. just SF.


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