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I don't want to know how many of you are too young to remember a cult classic of the 80s called WarGames, which featured a game called Global Thermal Nuclear War. A game developer in the UK has apparently been inspired by this Matthew Broderick movie, and he wasn't entirely careful with his game planning notes.
He left out diagrams and maps of nuclear war attacks in his apartment, and his letting agency (similar to a realtor in the US) called the police regarding it.
The agency informed the developer, Henry Smith, of their concerns, and he naturally panicked.
At first I was ridiculously frightened by the whole thing. When they said they'd told the police I absolutely bricked it. I ran home to check if the police had raided the house or something. It was definitely very frightening to think that the police had a report in their system alleging that I was up to something suspicious involving nuclear warheads. Knowing how the police here deal with suspected terrorists, I was worried they'd do a dawn raid or worse. It was genuinely scary for a while.
Fortunately for Smith, the police, as of yet, have not acted upon the agency's concerns. Smith may want to keep his notes somewhere else, or perhaps mark them as game ideas and make them seem more gamey instead of war plans.
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