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    Default Osama bin Laden owned a copy of FFVII

    http://entertainment.ie/gaming/Osama...ied/398837.htm

    So it turns out that former terrorist Osama bin Laden had a copy of FFVII in his compound when he died. He also had Resident Evil and assorted movies. I suppose it's not a huge surprise when you consider the game starts with you bombing a reactor as a group of terrorists.

    This is weird for me. It almost makes him seem more human and I don't want to think of him that way.

    Anyway, what do you think? Where do you think he got up to? I'm half hoping he was killed by the Guard Scorpion and never played it again.

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    Of course he was human. That's undeniable. People demonize historical monsters because that way we can feel better about ourselves. We want to silence that voice deep down that reminds us that each and every one of us has the potential to become a monster and not even notice it. Because you still believed that what you did was right.

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    Yeah, I know he was. It's just that some part of my wants to think that humans aren't capable of that but of course... they are. It's just a weird image for me, him sat there with his big beard and thawb attempting to stop Sephiroth and save the planet.

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    I agree, it is weird. Though as you said, the opening of the game makes an odd kind of sense for him to enjoy

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    Weren't there some fears that he'd dressed up as a woman to escape? Guess he took a leaf from Cloud's playbook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotic View Post
    Weren't there some fears that he'd dressed up as a woman to escape? Guess he took a leaf from Cloud's playbook.
    True, but I heard that he just put on a burka. I heard that some of Bin Laden's men felt that his insistence on a full face of make-up and bikini briefs were over the top.

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    I'm amazed Fox News aren't now demanding that the game be banned forever
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    I like to think that if I had been captured by Al Qaeda I would have earned his respect and my freedom by defeating Demon's Gate for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliepanayi View Post
    I'm amazed Fox News aren't now demanding that the game be banned forever





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    That's interesting, I can see how Resident Evil could have been used to try and make biological weapons or sorts, or at least the pipe dream of it. That tid bit article also said, it was most likely used for the children that where staying with the group. It also could have been ole' Osama's as well...
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