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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

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Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has made a defiant speech, blaming violent video games for the uprising in the country.

Col Gaddafi said young Libyan gamers playing as al-Qaeda Terrorists had incited the revolt.

Meanwhile, pro-Gaddafi forces began burning games consoles and tried to gain control of the gaming arcades along the main square of Tripoli.

The UN has have begun dropping crates of Nintendo Wii consoles and games along the coast in an attempt to ease the rioting.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Libyan state TV showed pictures of Col Gaddafi speaking to tribal supporters. He said Microsoft and Sony were trying to divide the country. He ordered his people to throw out the evil consoles and buy a Nintendo Wii instead.

He said "Mario and Luigi will show us the way! How can we go wrong with simple Pasta and Pizza based fun?"

The city of Zawiya, which fell to the rebels two weeks ago, is almost completely cut off by government forces. However, there were reports of heavy gaming and soda drinking, as anti-government forces tried to repel a huge onslaught by pro-Nintendo troops.

One resident spoke of seeing 50 tanks and dozens of pick-up trucks loaded with Nintendo Wii's. The main arcade was said to have been overwhelmed with Xbox gamers playing Call of Duty.

However, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has cautioned that any decision to impose a no Xbox-live zone in Libya should be made by the UN and not by Bill Gates.

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