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Replaying the Russia-Georgia War

russobitm.jpgAre you unsatisfied with the conclusions of the Amnesty International report on the Russian invasion of Georgia?  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to pilot a tank through the Roki Tunnel into South Ossetia?  Or to be a Ossetian militia bandit, looting the homes of ethnic Georgians, or vice versa – quelling an uprising by the separatists with indiscriminate rocket fire?  Maybe you fantasized about the fall of Tbilisi, restoring the brute military might of the Russian empire.  Well, fortunately for the Russian nationalist on your christmas list, a new video game will let you do all of this.  From Reuters:

A Russian computer game simulating a new war between Russia and Georgia, in which NATO-member Poland backs a fresh bid by Tbilisi to take back its rebel regions, is to hit shops soon. (…)

In the computer game “Confrontation — Peace Enforcement,” which will go on sale in Russia next month, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili gets support from unnamed Western powers and decides to launch another attack to seize back South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

“NATO does not stay out of it, pushing Poland forward as its representative and Ukraine blockades the Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol,” according to the description of the game supplied by its creators on Friday.

“Russia cannot remain out of it and launches a strike in response,” said the game’s creators, two Russian software and multimedia companies.

(The screenshot is from an unrelated video game made by the same Russian game designer, Russobit-M)