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Life immitating games. Tom Clancy predicted war!

So by now you've all heard about Georgia being invaded by Russian forces. If not then you should go look at some sites about things other than gaming, you nerd! Anyway, GamePolitics put up an article containing some interesting information.

"Sometimes life imitates art, rather than the other way around, and the 2001 video game "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon" stands as a prime example. The game... accurately predicted the eruption of hostilities between an expansionist Russia and Georgia... the player takes on obstacles posed by South Ossetian rebels intent on creating a pretext for a Russian invasion.

The game's opening sequence features a Russian leadership intent on bringing the former Soviet republics back under its control. The narrator describes a Russian leader eerily similar to Vladimir Putin... As the game's intro opens, a lone 2008 flashes on the screen before the narrator reads the following words: "The year is 2008, and the world teeters on the brink of war. Radical ultranationalists have seized power in Moscow - their goal, the reestablishment of the old Soviet empire... The world holds its breath, and waits."

Pretty crazy stuff! I don't really think it has anything to do with it, but it's still kinda cool. But how does this happen? Surely this can't just be some coincidence! Well.... when you've spewed out as many war books/games/movies as Tom Clancy has, statistically speaking one of them is going to have to get close.

Hopefully old Putin comes to his senses before he gets a lot of people dead.
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