Games have come a long way from simple diversions and time wasters. The medical field is using them to simulate surgery and other medical procedures before moving students and doctors onto live patients. The Army uses games to teach greenhorn soldiers the ins and outs of proper tactics and also as a recruiting tool. Some games have even been sponsored by the United Nations as lessons on how to supply relief to needy countries.
On the other hand, some controversial games with extreme views have also become available. Among them are a homemade Columbine Massacre role-player, a John F. Kennedy assassination shooter starring Lee Harvey Oswald, and a massively multiplayer online game sponsored by the Chinese Communist Party that asks players to kill the Japanese.
The latest game to raise eyebrows is titled Night of Bush Capturing, according to SITE (Search for International Terrorist Entities). The game was allegedly created by The Global Islamic Media Front, which SITE describes as a "jihadist mouthpiece."
As its name implies, the goal of the game is to hunt down "a character representing" President George W. Bush. There are six levels, with names such as Jihad Beginning, American's Hell, and Bush Hunter Like a Rat, and traditional jihadist songs play in the background.
SITE says the PC game, which was aimed at "terrorist children," is a modded version of Quest for Saddam, which was released after the US invaded Iraq in 2003.