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ShootinPutin187: Russian President Used in Video Game Ads

call_of_dty.pngThis one is quite peculiar. Over at the advertising industry blog Adrants there’s a post about an campaign for the violent video game “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare” which uses “real-life warmongers” posing as reviewers such as Kim Jong-Il, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Muammar Qadafi, and yes, Vladimir Putin. In the overdubbed news conference footage, the president says his game playing title is “ShootinPutin187”, and that as a sniper he is “silent, but deadly, like a Boris Yeltsin fart.” However he is disappointed by the plot about stolen Russian nukes, which he finds “disgusting like Polish vodka.” If the goal was to get our attention, it worked.