Andrew Wearing from the downunderblog Boymeetsgame emailed me about this news item: 27-year old Iranian Ahmadreza Nouri has created a mod of Counter Strike in which players try to blow up a US oil tanker in the Straits of Hormuz. Seems to be inspired by a warning from Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in June that the world's oil supplies could be serious compromised should the US go to war with Iran.
In Nouri's game, sinking the oil tanker results in blocking the Straits, through which 40% of the global oil trade passes through.
The game arrives in the wake of Al Qaeda's Night of Bush Capturing, announcements of a proposed anti-US game from the Union of Islamic Student Societies in Iran, and the larger context of recent games from the Muslim world that depict war from a Middle Eastern perspective.
Reuters/NY Times: Iranian video game offers chance to blow up U.S. tanker