Now you too can be a rioting activist!

"....from the comfort of your own home."The News Journal Online tells us about a video game that allows players to re-enact World Trade Organization riots. Players earn points by busting a plate glass window, punching out a police officer in riot gear or attacking innocent bystanders.

The game, "State of Emergency," is billed as an "urban riot game set in the near future, where the oppressive American Trade Organization has declared a state of emergency. ... It is up to you to smash up everything and everyone in order to destabilize the ATO."

Rockstar Games revealed the game, due in October for Sony PlayStation 2, earlier this month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

It is already drawing criticism.

"If you want your child to become a violent anarchist, this is a great training game," said state Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson. "You've read the book, seen the movie. Now buy the cereal." A Uk Gaming site called Gamespot gives a good review and screendumps of the game.

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