Modders build bin Laden's hideout in Counter-Strike: Source

As tireless gamz jarnalists, we realize it's our responsibility to keep you updated on the “big stories.” That's why we realize that the PSN outage and potential Xbox 720 aren't the only items floating around the media sphere these last few days: we're now able to report that Osama bin Laden, the world's most notorious terrorist and occupant of the FBI's Most Wanted List for the last ten years, has had his high-security Pakistan compound recreated within Counter-Strike: Source (and also, been killed).

The map, based on publicly known information about the Abbottabad compound's layout and dimensions, “may be used be used as a base for a bomb or hostage map at a later stage,” says its creator, Fletch. Beyond that, though, it's a great example of games' application as documentary tools for exploring news stories from a fresh angle – not to mention the community's desire to do so. (Or maybe you just want a new place to shoot your friends.) The map's available for free download and exploration from Game Banana.

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  • Spybreak8 - May 11, 2011 3:07 p.m.

    Lol nice, yeah you gotta love the modding community sometimes.
  • jmcgrotty - May 10, 2011 11:04 a.m.

    Note 2 (and sorry for the double-posting. Just had another thought on what you meant)... Maybe Fletch and GameBanana are "official." I've never heard of either. Again, if this is the case, ignore all my information in my last post, due to me being ignorant.
  • jmcgrotty - May 10, 2011 10:59 a.m.

    Bigkingbud, there is no reason to blame the developers for taking the time to do this. It's an unofficial mod. Guess you could suggest that even mod makers are "developers," but that isn't what you meant, I think. So blaming them for shovelware is a bit of an exaggeration in this case. (Note: right before hitting post, I re-read the initial comment I was replying to. Maybe you meant that this mod being done so quick shows that the game developers should also be turning out new maps on a regular basis. If so, Ignore this post.)
  • Syncmaster - May 10, 2011 3:45 a.m.

    now make this a protect the VIP map, change his skin to bin laden and bam, awesomeness.
  • nemesisuprising - May 10, 2011 1:46 a.m.

    FUK YEAH AMERICA!!!!! USA!!!!!! USA!!!!! haha I love pretending to have any sort of patriotism...
  • 4fromK - May 10, 2011 1:10 a.m.

    @bigwill I'm sure creating this one map for a preexisting game is comparable to making portal. I'm really really, sure.
  • R-ape - May 10, 2011 1:06 a.m.

    Nice touch. Just about no one plays any other map but the camper infested "dust" though.
  • RicePuddingUK - May 9, 2011 11:34 p.m.

    This is why I miss PC gaming, the mod community, millions can download this map for free and create their own. Consoles, you'd have to buy official content and have to pay £20 quid, console gaming is years behind PC gaming, accept this From a Console gamer.
  • Fusionmix - May 9, 2011 8:52 p.m.

    Heh, this makes me wish I owned CSS. I'm too intimidated by the freakishly unfriendly community to get into it.
  • foxyexplosion - May 9, 2011 8:19 p.m.

    Heh, I doubt anyone is using the map to transcend racial differences...
  • mackshizzle - May 9, 2011 8:10 p.m.

    Only Americans can poke fun at stuff like this lol viva la freedom
  • Snoochie - May 9, 2011 8:01 p.m.

    how long will it take for the news media to get wind of this gem of a headline?
  • ColonelKc - May 9, 2011 7:53 p.m.

    lol i actually read that thread on the steam forums. I totally supported it....
  • bigwill1221 - May 9, 2011 7:21 p.m.

    @bigking... you are correct sir... *looks at portal 2* sigh...
  • AlphaAGENT144 - May 9, 2011 7:03 p.m.

  • Sy87 - May 9, 2011 6:46 p.m.

    Ha! I knew it be under two weeks before a game version or something came out about his death in some fashion.
  • Theallseeinglie - May 9, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    U.S.A.! U.S.A.!
  • austinjm92 - May 9, 2011 6:37 p.m.

    Wow...that's kinda disturbing in a way, but still pretty cool I guess.

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