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Gamers take on Iranian revolution

The Iranian director of the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto” has created a new one that takes place in and around 1979 Iran.
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After spending five years directing some of the most popular and controversial video games ever made, most notoriously “Grand Theft Auto,” Navid Khonsari went on vacation. His family had left Iran for Canada shortly after the 1979 revolution and 27 years later, in 2006, he wanted to go back.

“When I went to Iran, I knew there was a huge gaming population, but I didn’t expect to find them in the remote, extreme areas out on the border,” Khonsari told Al-Monitor.

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