Osama Bin Laden’s Hard Drive Filled With Video Games, Kids Movies, And Anime

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It’s hard to be surprised with world news anymore. It seems that the “wows” have turned into “eh, figures” in recent years. Thanks to a public release by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), it appears the “wow” is back. Apparently, Osama Bin Laden – Al-Qaeda’s deceased leader – was a video game and anime nerd.

In May of 2011 the world’s most hunted man, Osama Bin Laden, was located and killed in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The CIA just released a list of files that were found on his personal hard drive, which was taken during the raid. The list contains an incredible amount of music, movies, video games, and anime. Either Bin Laden was a mega-nerd, or somebody close to him was.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the majority of files found on the hard drive were illegally downloaded, including the anti-virus software found on the computer. When you think of Osama Bin Laden playing video games (which let’s be honest didn’t happen until now), you can probably imagine hard-core action/shoot ’em ups games like Call of Duty or Gears of War. That said, it would appear that the terrorist organization’s leader was more of a Final Fantasy fan. A copy of the popular Final Fantasy VII was found, as well as the follow up animated film Advent Children. The real shocker though, is that one of the most evil real-world villains of the last 20 years was a fan of the farm simulator, Animal Crossing.

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Other games such as Resident EvilSuper Mario Bros., Zuma, and Army Men 2 were found on the drive. There were also a plethora of movies and anime saved to the disk as well. Movies like Chicken Little, Antz, and Home on the Range were among the many children’s and family movies found. Anime series such as Bleach, Naruto, and Dragon Ball Z were apparently some of Osama Bin Laden’s favorites. He even had the entire Devil May Cry anime collection, as any true fan would.

What are your thoughts on Bin Laden’s collection of movies, video games, and anime? Do you think the games and movies belonged to him or someone who had access to his computer? Let us know in the comments section below. Be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to stay up to date on the hottest news in gaming and entertainment via our 24/7 live news feed.

Jon McAnally376 Posts

Hailing from the armpit of California, this most radical of nerds loves video games, comics, and collectibles (not dolls). Prepare to feast your eyes on the magical wonder that is his editorials.


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