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A new Russian computer game called "Confrontation -- Peace Enforcement," which simulates a new war between Russia and Georgia, is due to appear in shops in December.

In the game, NATO member Poland supports an effort by Tbilisi to take back the breakaway South Ossetia region, while Ukraine blockades Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol. Russia then launches an attack on Georgia in response.

The Prague-based Bohemia Interactive Studio, meanwhile, has a new game in the works that looks at the Russia-Georgia conflict from a pro-Western perspective. According to "The Moscow Times," the game stars a group of U.S. soldiers who intervene in a conflict in "Chernarus," a fictional ex-Soviet republic that strongly resembles Georgia.

-- Brian Whitmore

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