The naval warship, the USS KIDD, apparently woke up a day earlier this month and said damn world hegemony, let’s play video games. Or at least the internet troll who hacked into the ship’s Facebook page and started playing Age of empires like an idiot, did.
As first reported by Task and objective (Going through Motherboard), the Facebook account for the USS KIDD – all cool warships have them – started acting really weird earlier this month. “Hahahahaha,” he posted on October 3, alongside a four-hour live broadcast of the original. Age of empires. Some villagers built huts, then spent the next few hours mining gold and chopping wood, in what could be one of the most boring video game streams of all time.
“Someone is teaching this guy how to play,” one of the Facebook comments read. The account continued to stream five more times on October 4, never really making progress in the game. “You gotta get out of the Stone Age man,” another comment read.
“The official USS Kidd (DDG 100) Facebook page has been hacked,” said Navy spokesman Cmdr. Nicole Schwegman, confirmed Task and objective. “We are currently working with Facebook technical support to resolve the issue. “
Four days later, it is still unclear whether the U.S. military regained access to the Destroyer-class ship’s social media page, which it normally uses to send updates on its crew and movements to its 20,000 subscribers. While there was no new Age of empires streams, the account description remains “Gaming Video Creator”.
Of course, the Navy is no stranger to video game streaming. He has everything Twitch Channel dedicated to him, where members play games like Valorant, discuss what it’s like to travel the world and defend the honor of the nation against war crimes charges. It might be time AmericasMarine finally added Microsoft’s 20-year-old RTS to its repertoire.