The Oregon Wildlife Refuge Standoff Is Now A Video Game

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The Oregon Wildlife Refuge Standoff Is Now A Video Game
A mod for the popular shooter "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" lets players battle on a digital re-creation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
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The standoff at Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is now a video game — sort of.

This is cs_wildrefuge by Nipper. It's a free, unofficial map for "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive."

It pits "terrorists" vs. "counterterrorists" on a digital version of the refuge.

Most of the buildings are reproduced pretty well. But the actual occupation never got this violent.

Video games often draw from real-world conflicts, both historical and modern.

Typically, they're not quite as tongue-in-cheek as this.

The map was released just over two weeks before the arrest of group leader Ammon Bundy, and the shooting death of spokesman LaVoy Finicum.