Popular Culture: June 2006 Archives

June 23, 2006

The Revelation of the User

The Left Behind video game has caused comment about its excessively violent content of the sort that fundies would usually complain about, but it turns out that it has an even more sinister side—the game apparently comes with a load of spyware.

Developers have incorporated software from an Israeli firm called Double Fusion. It incorporates video advertising and product placement into the game, and reportedly records players' behaviour, location, and other data to be uploaded to Left Behind's Bible-powered marketing machine.

Maybe it's all the US government trying to keep track of violent religious lunatics?

Evangelical apocalyptic schlockfest snoops on gamersThe Register, 23rd June 2006 (thanks Charlie).

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