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Bono Angers Activists With Video Game Support

Posted by Melanie McKane on July 11, 2006 10:59 AM |

bono pic Bono from U2 has made a little mess-up which might stall his plan to convince everyone he’s God. The rocker been blasted by political activists after investing $300 million in a video game which negatively portrays Venezuela.

He invested the money in the game ‘Mercenary 2: World in Flames’, which allows players to be a mercenary who is sent to Venezuela - which has been taken over by a oil-hungry dictator.

"If you can see it, you can buy it, steal it, or blow the living crap out of it," the player is told on the game that‘s made by Pandemic Studios.

The current leader of Venezuela is Hugo Chavez, who is known for his being anti-imperialist and opposing US foreign policy.

Author Jeff Cohen, who wrote "Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media," recently visited Venezuela and says he’s confused as to why Bono would support the game.

"It's hard to fathom why an artist who claims to be about new paths to justice for developing countries would be mixed up in a computer game that glorifies stale, old mercenary approaches,” Cohen says.



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