Ghost Recon predicts conflict, Russians start firing at bushes indiscreetly

Today, an article on GamePolitics points out that the story of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon predicted the events of the new conflict between Georgia and Russia. Any avid reader of Tom Clancy realizes that the things he writes are all plausible scenarios, but even this seems a bit more nail on the head than usual. The people over at The Bulletin recently put up a beefy article detailing the coincidence.

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.

All the Russians need to know is that if they see an ultra-secret, super maneuverable group of Americans with guile suits they probably have only a matter of seconds to live. They also need to watch out for the ramp and corner “glitching” that Ghosts tend to do when under extreme duress. Since Tom Clancy appears to be on the ball, do you guys know of any other games that have predicted the future?

Brad BradNicholson