‘1,000 Days of Syria’ turns a real war into a text adventure

In 1K-days-of-syriamost games, wars are disposable. Whether you’re fighting alien invaders, evil terrorists or generic bad guys with indistinguishable accents, the experience rarely makes you consider the realities of real-world conflicts.

Mitch Swenson wants to change that.

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BBC mistakes ‘Halo’ logo for U.N. Security Council

This is either one of the most embarrassing news bloopers of the year or the smartest viral marketing scheme we’ve ever seen.

During a report last week on the conflict in Syria, BBC News accidentally used the logo for the ‘United Nations Space Command’ — the agency tasked with protecting Earth from hostile forces in the Halo video game franchise — to represent the significantly less fictional United Nations Security Council. Whoops!

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