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Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad Hideout Now Has a Playable Counter-Strike Map

The line between video games and reality continues to blur: A week after President Obama told Americans in an emergency broadcast that Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by Navy SEALs in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, there’s now a playable map in first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Source modeled after that very compound. The map is available for download at GameBanana, and “may be used as a base for a bomb or hostage map at a later stage,” according to its description.

The map’s creator writes:

What alot of people don’t seem to understand is that the only thing this map has in common with Osama is location. I can see how people would think it is in bad taste, but honestly if that’s your opinion you may as well protest the whole game (as well as many others).

(GameBanana via GamePron via Slashdot, Kotaku)

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