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Rupert Murdoch Publishes North Korean Flash Games 186

eldavojohn writes "You might recall back in June when it was noted that North Korea was developing and exporting flash games. Now, the isolated nation state is apparently home to some game developers that are being published by a subsidiary of News Corp. (The games include Big Lebowski Bowling and Men In Black). Nosotek Joint Venture Company is treading on thin ice in the eyes of a few academics and specialists that claim the Fox News owner is 'working against US policy.' Concerns grow over the potential influx of cash, creating better programmers that are then leveraged into cyberwarfare capabilities. Nosotek said that 'training them to do games can't bring any harm.' The company asserts its innocence, though details on how much of the games were developed in North Korea are sparse. While one of the poorest nations in the world could clearly use the money, it remains to be seen if hardliner opponents like the United States will treat Nosotek (and parent company News Corp.) as if they're fostering the development of computer programmers inside the DPRK. The United Nations only stipulates that cash exchanged with companies in the DPRK cannot go to companies and businesses associated with military weaponry or the arms trade. Would you feel differently about Big Lebowski Bowling if you knew it was created in North Korea?"
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Rupert Murdoch Publishes North Korean Flash Games

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 08, 2010 @06:38AM (#33506788)

    The Dude abides.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 08, 2010 @06:48AM (#33506834)

    Terrorist and AMERICA hater.

    He is a traitor and must be dealt with severely.

    I say we should find some backwards, barren, outoftheway continent with a bunch of freaky animals to send him to...but where?!? Where?!?

    Does anybody know of such a place?

  • by necro81 ( 917438 ) on Wednesday September 08, 2010 @06:54AM (#33506864) Journal

    Would you feel differently about Big Lebowski Bowling if you knew it was created in North Korea?

    Well, considering I feel that flash games are an idiotic waste of my time, this revelation doesn't change matters much.

  • by Dr_Barnowl ( 709838 ) on Wednesday September 08, 2010 @07:00AM (#33506896)

    Trade <snip> usually ends in quasi-slave labour and a few rich managers who exploit people and exert undemocratic influence on their government.

    Fixed that for you.

  • by captainpanic ( 1173915 ) on Wednesday September 08, 2010 @07:11AM (#33506952)

    In A.D. 2010
            Flash game was beginning.

            America: What happen?
            Slashdotter: Somebody set up us the bomb.
            Operator: We get signal.
            America: What!
            Operator: Main screen turn on.
            America: It's You!!
            North Korea: How are you gentlemen!!
            North Korea: All your base are belong to us.
            North Korea: You are on the way to destruction.
            America: What you say!!
            North Korea: You have no chance to survive make your time.
            North Korea: Ha Ha Ha Ha ....
            Operator: Captain!!
            America: Take off every 'Zig'!!
            America: You know what you doing.
            America: Move 'Zig'.
            America: For great justice.

    In commie Korea, games create you!

  • noko (Score:3, Funny)

    by MichaelSmith ( 789609 ) on Wednesday September 08, 2010 @07:13AM (#33506964) Homepage Journal


  • by Trails ( 629752 ) on Wednesday September 08, 2010 @09:06AM (#33507468)

    You say that now, but North Korea cannot be allowed to acquire vector-based technology. Just think of the explosion gradients and cluster mouse over bombs they could launch.

    You lefties are all the same, crying peace and progress until Kim Jong launches an ActionScript 2 - powered missile up your arse!! Then you'll be begging for Sean Hannity to come save your ass from the anti-aliased koreamen.

How many NASA managers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? "That's a known problem... don't worry about it."