MI5 & MI6 To Advertise On XBL

The UK government intelligence organisation GCHQ is to start advertising on XBox Live to attract ‘quick thinking gamers’. Recruitment firm TMP Worldwide, who are running the adverts on behalf of the government, say some of the MI5 recruiting criteria are “reflected in game-play experiences on Xbox, such as quick thinking, problem solving and team work”.

“The fact remains that many potential candidates remain unaware of GCHQ and what we do. Using video on Xbox LIVE helps carry our message to the right people in a creative and innovative manner,” said a spokeswoman for GCHQ.


Next time you are shooting those pesky Russians in ‘Modern Warfare 2’ remember: It’s not a game, you’re training to be the next James Bond.

Source: The Guardian