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Letter: Clinton's war game

If Iraq is to be attacked, at least let it be done logically. The UN's declared aim is to destroy actual and potential weapons of mass destruction. If UN inspectors are barred from inspecting certain installations, then those places might as well be blown up. To attack other places in Iraq would not be so logical.

Console Review: Mischief Makers

Mischief Makers

Preview: read joystick nation

They may have been around for less than 30 years, but video games have packed a great deal into their short life.

War games are a serious business

The Investment Column

SFA to play war games with US

The Securities and Futures Authority is planning to hold "war games" with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), its counterpart in the US, to prepare for financial scandals such as the collapse of Barings.

Former taxman makes a killing with fantasy war games

A former tax inspector who runs his business from a Portakabin in Nottinghamshire is proving to be one of the winners in the cut-throat toys and hobbies industry of the 1990s.

'War game' proves point for new rapid deployment force

"It's a Sceptre - special forces - on their way inland." A heaving droning sound a few hundred feet above in the starry midnight sky was an AC-130 Sceptre - a modified gunship - Hercules used by the US special forces. Three to five miles out to sea a necklace of lights showed the position of 13 big ships out of a total of nearly 60 British, other European and US ships massing off shore.

Letter: Lebanon: pawn in an endless war game

Sir: As long as the Jews are perceived as victims, peace and justice will never be achieved in the Middle East.

Kids just wanna have fun, fun, fun

The right sort of computer game reaches deep into your mind and involves you. This is a powerful force. Even children heavily wedded to games think there should be controls. In a recent survey of 13- to 18- year-olds, 88 per cent said they should be protected from death and violence in computer games. And retailers have noticed this. The new game Phantasmagoria has been banned by several chains because of its graphic violence and particularly its mixture of sex and an attack on a female character.

War Games

Welcome to Bosnia, its children and their play. Last month, as war abated, hope soared and sieges were raised, the photographer Dario Mitidieri arrived to find that for little boys there was still only one game. It was the one they learned from the only life they had known. It may be a long time before they are calm enough to learn another Children like the two above waiting by a rubble skip in Mostar, where the narrow streets for so long resounded deafeningly to the sound of war, are only just beginning to experience quiet. As for peace of mind, how long will that take?

Merchants of menace

Mortal Kombat fans don't just want to buy into the game's cross- media spin-offs, they need to. By Tim Green

LETTER : Play for today

SPORTS LETTERS

What the kids say

Donkey Kong is a gorilla; evil creatures called Kremlings have stolen his hoard of bananas. The aim of the game is to get them back. The player must guide Donkey Kong across the screen using a joystick, through a mass of obstacles and booby traps set by the Kremlings. As the game progresses, Donkey Kong moves into new areas, known as "worlds", each with different scenery and obstacles. There are 101 worlds.

Is your little angel a computer killer?

Children under eight often imitate violent behaviour, such as martial arts moves

Soldier killed

SERGEANT Mark Powell, 34, a married man from Weston- super-Mare, Avon, serving with the Light Infantry, was shot dead during live-fire exercises in western Canada, the fifth Briton to die in war games near Calgary this summer.
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