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article imageNew episode of game KumaWar allows people to kill Bin Laden

By KJ Mullins     May 9, 2011 in World
In the game known as KumaWar gamers can kill Osama Bin Laden just like the Navy Seals did earlier this month. The game is part of Kuma's War on Terror games.
On May 1 Osama Bin Laden was killed by Navy Seals in a quick take down at his guarded hideaway in Abbottabad, Pakistan. His death has been media fodder since that time.
The free online game has been out for 7 years with 20 million gamers signing up to battle just like real soliders. The games have been used by The History Channel to recreate events.
Keith Halper, CEO for Kuma whose game KumaWar allows gamers to be a Navy Seal in Episode 107 said:
"Every time we do a game there is always going to be a balance between telling a story and creating interesting gameplay," Halper says. "We have to make sure we're factual, but at the same time the gameplay is going to vary a little from what happened.
The company has dealt with critism since they launched their game based on the War on Terror. Included in the game are two videos with experts talking about the mission in an authentic news style show.
There is some license to truth in the game, gamers never know where Bin Laden will be at.
The company says that they are sensitive and respective of American and coalition soldiers on their About page hoping that the games give the American public a better appreciation of the dangers that they face.
The game isn't the only one that has been released since Bin Laden's death. rolled out Osama’s Revenge has a game where Bin Laden is a ghost taking his revenge. The game site is about to introduce Bin Laden to their Mumbai Underworld. In Games2win's version gamers have to behead Bin Laden.
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