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(Cyber Nations)   Norwegian government upset that a group in an online game, Cyber Nations, is using their national anthem in a YouTube video   (z15.invisionfree.com) divider line
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2007-01-02 8:27:12 PM  
They're Norwegians, Mac.
 
2007-01-02 8:43:26 PM  
Anyone else watch that video and think for a second their national anthem was "Deck the Halls"?
 
2007-01-02 8:45:15 PM  
whatevah!

/Brookers
 
2007-01-02 8:45:18 PM  
Unless a national anthem is copywrited, tough shiat.
 
2007-01-02 8:47:18 PM  
I play Cyber Nations, and the amount of authoritarian imagery many users choose to go with is just sad. You create a nation and then deck it out in all the trappings of a despot. What does that say about those playing the game? Anyway, fun little game, save for all the Goons.
 
2007-01-02 8:49:27 PM  
paulseta

<33
 
2007-01-02 8:52:06 PM  
oh noes
 
2007-01-02 8:52:32 PM  
swahnhennessy: I play Cyber Nations, and the amount of authoritarian imagery many users choose to go with is just sad. You create a nation and then deck it out in all the trappings of a despot. What does that say about those playing the game? Anyway, fun little game, save for all the Goons.

I never met anyone who played the Sims that didn't, at some point, burn their family and house to ash. People just like power when they're playing a game.
 
2007-01-02 8:52:36 PM  
Wait, Norway has a national anthem, just like a real country?

/I kid.
 
2007-01-02 8:52:36 PM  
My clan used the Russian anthem on our site for a few months before we dissolved, happens all the time lol.
 
2007-01-02 8:52:40 PM  
Knowing CN, the alliance in question will probably make a saber-rattling roleplaying post on the forum, claim to take the high ground, launch a nuke, and then deny it.

Soon after, the NPO will attack and absorb somebody just because they can, then use the movie issue as justification. Somehow.
 
2007-01-02 8:53:06 PM  
Swahn, what alliance are you?

GATO Assistant Minister of Defense here.
 
2007-01-02 8:57:35 PM  
Whatever you say to the Norwegians, just don't mention the War ...
 
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2007-01-02 8:59:03 PM  
[image from freespace.virgin.net too old to be available]

"why--if i had a rubber hose..."
 
2007-01-02 9:02:14 PM  
swahnhennessy
I play Cyber Nations, and the amount of authoritarian imagery many users choose to go with is just sad. You create a nation and then deck it out in all the trappings of a despot. What does that say about those playing the game?

Maybe that they ARE despots? The nations in Cyber Nations aren't exactly run by committee.
 
2007-01-02 9:04:14 PM  
YouTube-pissing-off-foreign-country trifecta is in play.
 
2007-01-02 9:06:04 PM  
Ambassador to Berlin Bjørn Tore Godal hopes that German authorities will aid him in the struggle to end the misusage.

[image from dccc.org too old to be available]

/Hey I know that guy!
 
2007-01-02 9:07:29 PM  
There once was a lady from Norway
Who hung by her heels in a doorway
She told her young man
"Get off the divan"
"I think I've discovered one more way!" ...

/triggered a memory
 
2007-01-02 9:07:41 PM  
GGA forever.

/"former" CN player
 
2007-01-02 9:07:50 PM  
I played CyberNations for about 4 months, then I took a two week break from it, and came back to find my nation was deleted for lack of activity.
 
2007-01-02 9:09:22 PM  
There is no such place as "Norway."

That is all.
 
2007-01-02 9:11:23 PM  
JuicePats: Swahn, what alliance are you?

LOSS
 
2007-01-02 9:14:30 PM  
Norway has a beautiful anthem. I can understand them getting upset over some basement dwellers playing NationStates on steroids and using the kingdom's national song for their own uses.

Anybody with national anthem questions, be they Norway-related or otherwise, feel free to ask. With the exception of some of the former Soviet -stan nations, I can answer anything.
 
2007-01-02 9:19:21 PM  
Geez even Civilization:Call to Power had fascism as a form of govt for some countries. And they're fictional at that. Off the top of your head can you think of any historical nations that had fascism besides nazi Germany? Seems like there aren't a lot of choices as far as imagery and/or symbols to emulate.
 
2007-01-02 9:19:38 PM  
MY LIFE FOR LUE!


But srsly, this is incredibly dumb. Who the hell would have thought that an actual Nation would not have the intelligence to look further into the matter?
 
2007-01-02 9:20:17 PM  
JuicePats: Swahn, what alliance are you?

LOSS


Oh, what fun!

/New Reverie "incident" is insane
 
2007-01-02 9:20:48 PM  
JuicePats: New Reverie "incident" is insane

I still don't understand any side in that debate.
 
2007-01-02 9:22:39 PM  
Norwegian Wood, isn't it good?
 
2007-01-02 9:23:34 PM  
Fark should invade CyberNations.... you know... just like NationStates.
 
2007-01-02 9:27:15 PM  
Risk, Star Wars and CN covered on FARK in the same day. I wish we could talk about D&D some, and maybe the one-time splendor of NationStates. Then I would know my New Years prayers were heard....
 
2007-01-02 9:27:37 PM  
Geeks2themax: Fark should invade CyberNations

SomethingAwful already has a really strong presence there.
 
2007-01-02 9:29:09 PM  
swahnhennessy: SomethingAwful already has a really strong presence there.

Precisely. It would add some balance to their arrogant ways.
 
2007-01-02 9:30:24 PM  
Thank you, Geeks2themax.
 
2007-01-02 9:31:20 PM  
I didn't see any mention of video games. I did see lots of mention about Norway being appalled that their anthem was being used by neo-nazis.

Perhaps the headline is incorrect.
 
2007-01-02 9:31:56 PM  
why do i bother?
 
2007-01-02 9:33:22 PM  
(in response to nih_ 's "comment"
hoping for humanity's sake: "it was sarcasm" response
 
2007-01-02 9:34:23 PM  
nih-: I didn't see any mention of video games. I did see lots of mention about Norway being appalled that their anthem was being used by neo-nazis.

Perhaps the headline is incorrect.


In CyberNations, the alliances use "propaganda" videos to attract members. This video is nothing but a recruitment tool for a group that has already gone through so much to prove that it has no Nazi bias, just a German Pride group (even communist non-germans are in it.)
 
2007-01-02 9:35:00 PM  
oakwolf: Thank you, Geeks2themax.

For wut?
 
2007-01-02 9:35:09 PM  
They should have used Iceland's anthem... its pretty, and God knows it needs the exposure. Whaddya say Fascists?

/Communists and Capitalists are also welcome, equal opportunity employer
 
2007-01-02 9:35:16 PM  
I have been playing CyberNations, its decent fun, but I have got to say people seem to take it way more seriously than any of the other games like it I have played... Especially considering its a few minutes a day type of thing.
 
2007-01-02 9:39:18 PM  
I have been playing CyberNations, its decent fun, but I have got to say people seem to take it way more seriously than any of the other games like it I have played... Especially considering its a few minutes a day type of thing.

It's the forums that people become rabid about, especially with all out war looming.
 
2007-01-02 9:39:50 PM  
nih-: I didn't see any mention of video games. I did see lots of mention about Norway being appalled that their anthem was being used by neo-nazis.

Perhaps the headline is incorrect.



Nope. Somebody in Norway stumbled across a clan-pimpin' video for the in-game CyberNations alliance named Nordreich, which follows a totalitarian pan-Germanic theme (minus the Hitler and Final Solution bits).

So, yes, a national government got worked up over some immature roleplaying.
 
2007-01-02 9:42:58 PM  
JuicePats: /New Reverie "incident" is insane

there will still be nukes flying before that mess is resolved
 
2007-01-02 9:47:52 PM  
Go maroon!

Wait, nobody else cares about maroon....
 
2007-01-02 9:48:22 PM  
I was going to post this, but I thought you couldn't link to forums.
All well
 
2007-01-02 9:52:45 PM  
mvfreeman: "Off the top of your head can you think of any historical nations that had fascism besides nazi Germany?" Uh, yeah, try Mussolini's Italy, which invented the term. Aside from that, define what you mean by "fascism" if you're using it to describe a particular type of government.
 
2007-01-02 9:53:38 PM  
They've got fjords. Farking FJORDS, MAN!
 
2007-01-02 9:55:50 PM  
EVERYONE OF YOU NIGS NEED TO JOIN CYBERNATIONS AND JOIN THE LEAGUE, THE NON-GOON NON-ASSHAT SUPER ALLIANCE!


OMGWTFLOLBBQ
 
2007-01-02 9:57:45 PM  
Masta Blasta, excuse me, Geeks2themax, nobody wants to join your "league", and watch out what you call folks here.
 
2007-01-02 9:58:59 PM  
[image from img.photobucket.com too old to be available]

The game rocks, check it out. Its a good way to waste a few minutes in the morning when you should be working.

I can't believe the Norwegians are really that stupid, though.
 
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