British Intelligence Pays For Ads In Video Games

So, there you are, walking along in your favorite first-person shooter game. You wander through a mall and - hey, isn't that an advertisement for one of the British intelligence agencies?

(British intelligence wants a few good shooters)

GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), the surveillance arm of British intelligence, said that it hopes to attract computer-savvy young recruits.

This strikes me as a much cheaper alternative than creating an entire game to reel them in, like the America's Army game. This game is an official U.S. Army game with millions of registered users.

Read more about America's Army And The Last Starfighter and the new America's Army Arcade Game which carries the concept into your local theater or mall. Story via Spy agency goes recruiting in video games.

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