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TrackingPoint XS1 Auto-Aiming Rifle Advert Looks Just Like A Video Game

30/05/2013 09:15 BST | Updated 29/07/2013 10:12 BST

The TrackingPoint XS1 scope is a real, pretty terrifying piece of technology which promises to bring what is essentially an auto-aiming system to sniper rifles.

The $17,000 gun is able to 'tag' targets, and then calculate variables such as wind speed and movement to ensure that a shot arrives on target.

But while the tech itself is quite scary, that's nothing compared to the advert, which as several websites have pointed out looks exactly like a video game.

The CGI ad shows a father an son engaging in that most time-honoured American tradition - killing wildcats to protect livestock. It then shows the son growing up to shoot terrorists, all with the help of his brutal automatic weapon.

Take a look at the unsettling commercial above.