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Leipzig GC 2008

Space Invaders Attack WTC?

Posted August 21, 2008 - By Frank Meyer

An art installation at the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany as part of a 30th anniversary celebration of Space Invaders is raising lots of eyebrows.


Because it’s a mod that sets the classic 1978 arcade game against the backdrop of the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, that’s why!

French-American artist Douglas Edric Stanley claims his “30 Years of Space Invaders” exhibit is using the World Trade Center attacks as a metaphor. It’s an interactive large installation, where the players must prevent the attack by shooting the invaders before they decimate the towers.

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Activision had an ace up its sleeve at their press conference this morning in Germany: Gary Oldman. The renowned, Oscar-winning actor will voice a character in upcoming World War II game Call of Duty: World At War!

The "actor's actor" will be joined by Kiefer Sutherland, who plays main character Sgt. Roebuck in the game. World At War is an FPS set partially in the Pacific theater during WW II. It features flamethrowers, Molotov cocktails, flame tanks, and much, much more.

The game comes to the DS, PC, PS3, 360, Wii and mobile phones this fall.

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