New local war game: Take your best shot at Bin Laden

  • Article by: CURT BROWN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 22, 2012 - 8:04 AM

For $150, you, too, can be a Navy Seal stalking Osama Bin Laden's compound - at least at a simulation in New Hope, anyway.

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klein33Oct. 20, 1210:40 PM

That's a fantastic idea.

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mockingyouOct. 20, 1211:52 PM

we did this as a spy date last year. 'twas very fun, but it was a little disappointing to fire a total of 4 rounds given the price paid.

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furguson11Oct. 21, 12 7:04 AM

I find it disgusting, a notch up from the killing video games.

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sruttOct. 21, 12 8:01 AM

People will do literally everything and anything to make a buck...What next!?!?

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crusher04Oct. 21, 12 8:29 AM

Great idea! I cannot wait to try this out! I am going to check them out for the CCW classes as well.

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chavistaOct. 21, 12 8:33 AM

I think they should wire up the participants and have real people with "guns" shooting back at them. If the participants were hit with 50,000 volts when they were "shot" then the game could be exciting.

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cartoonconnOct. 21, 12 9:03 AM

Lori, dressing up as bin laden doesn't promote hatred toward Muslims. Flying aircraft full of innocent people into buildings did that long ago.

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beveryafraidOct. 21, 1210:00 AM

More evidence that Americans don't know how to grow up and be men.

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viking53Oct. 21, 1210:58 AM

This has to be one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. I see a group of grown up children playing games of war that I stopped playing when I was about 10. If you have this fascination with playing war, why don't you join the armed forces and do the real thing. Hey Ben Leber. Why don't you do what Pat Tillman did. He had the guts to do it. Just to let everyone know I'm not just talking. I went to Vietnam twice. I joined, why not you?

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flatstanleyOct. 21, 1212:04 PM

A question for those who served in the military. Is it at all insulting to have civillians play pretend "war"? I have no objections to video games, but isn't this just LARP (Live Action Role Playing)? People, Americans die in combat. Why make it a game?

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