British secret service turns to video games to recruit future spies

Times and The Guardian report on October 18, 2007:

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the surveillance arm of British intelligence services, will this month embed advertisements into popular video games such as "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent" to attract young recruits who are "computer-savvy, technologically-able, quick-thinking." The advertisements will appear as billboards and be fed into games being played on personal computers and Xbox 360 that are connected to the Internet.

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DrPirate4076d ago

I must say....Most interesting....

Maddens Raiders4076d ago

this [VG] will become an integral part of everyday life. VG's are a powerful tool of influence and create [good] addictive habits if there really is such a thing. In war they help hone skills to create precise 'results' with distant fanfare and attempt to take away the intimacy of killing another man face to face and replace it with a more glorious and fun feat.

I like VG's. I don't like war. 8D

Zhuk4076d ago

all the british secret service has to do is slap a playstation sticker on their emblem and they'll have an army of extremist fandroids at their disposal

raziizar4076d ago (Edited 4076d ago )

just like ME!

Skynetone4076d ago

theyed be better off making a time machine

pilotpistolpete4075d ago

I can see them showing up at these "computer-savvy, technologically-able, quick-thinking" people's houses, only to find some fat ass nerd who hasn't been in natural light in years.

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