View Full Version : Busted Playing a Computer Game in Parliament

30-01-2003, 15:26:06
Thu January 30, 2003 09:46 AM ET
OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian member of parliament apologized on Thursday for playing a war game on his pocket computer while legislators around him debated the possibility of a real war in Iraq.
Trond Helleland, a member of the ruling Conservative Party, was caught on a national television camera playing the game during Wednesday's debate about whether Norway would take part in any U.S.-led military action against Iraq.

Helleland, who leads a parliamentary committee, said he was sorry he had been tempted to try out the new game as he was checking his handheld PC diary for the day's meetings.

"I realize it was very stupid of me. I will not do it again," he told Reuters. "I had obviously turned off the sound."

30-01-2003, 15:30:13
I bet he was bombing the shit out of some ARabs and loving it.

30-01-2003, 15:34:12
i wonder which game he was playing
apart from desert storm on the xbox, I know of now other game on the subject

30-01-2003, 15:39:29
Plenty of games let you cap arabs nowadays. Most every modern flight simulator of the last 6 or 7 years has a Middle Eastern campaign.

30-01-2003, 15:44:24
it doesn't say that he was playing an arab war game it says he was playing a war game

31-01-2003, 11:13:12
I love the bit where he said he had the sound turned off. :lol:

31-01-2003, 13:04:28
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
it doesn't say that he was playing an arab war game it says he was playing a war game

Way to completely miss the joke Roland.

31-01-2003, 14:12:19

my god, i am roland's ae! it all makes sense!

31-01-2003, 14:23:05
All the questions have now been answered.

01-02-2003, 16:48:53
There are many war/strategy games available for the Pocket PC. Some good ones are emerging.

01-02-2003, 16:49:21
Humm... he was probably just taking his turn in his PBEM games. :D

Resource Consumer
02-02-2003, 20:47:28
Darkstar, are you sure they wouldn't crash your pocket PC?;)

03-02-2003, 04:47:54
Wow, Norway has a politician who can work a computer well enough to play a game?

Cool, wish we had that...

03-02-2003, 06:14:31
RC, Nope. Firaxis hasn't started making code for the Pocket PC yet... ;)

10-02-2003, 15:06:09
bad, bad, Enur!

Scabrous Birdseed
10-02-2003, 22:59:55
At least you're not confusing him with me any more. Or with AnnC.

11-02-2003, 19:02:40

11-02-2003, 19:47:01
you could be coug if you want