Tech-savvy militants from al Qaeda and other groups have modified video war games so that U.S. troops play the role of bad guys in running gunfights against heavily armed Islamic radical heroes, Defense Department official and contractors told Congress.
And Islamists aren't the only ones "Converting video games into instruments of God":
One game, "Left Behind: Eternal Forces," which debuts today at the expo, features plenty of biblical smiting, albeit with high-tech weaponry as players battle the forces of the Antichrist in a smoldering world approaching Armageddon.
Addendum: Jesse Walker brings it to my attention that the Islamist mod story is untrue — or at least the mod is just a regular mod, not an al-Qaeda training tool. There is a Hezbollah game, though, called "Special Force."