But now English video game enthusiasts think theyve found a way to bring the two nations together with video games.
English gamers are challenging the French to the ultimate video game match next summer, and will be gearing up for it at this years Classic Gaming Expo-UK taking place in Croydon, England on Aug. 13.
Attendees will be asked to sign an 8-foot tall proclamation inviting the frogs to send their best Frogger and Donkey Kong players to the 2006 Expo.
The signed proclamation along with a French translation will be hand-delivered to gamers in Paris on Aug. 15, which just happens to be Napoleons birthday.
Classic Gaming Expo-UK founder Chris Milliard insists that the chosen delivery date is a bizarre coincidence more than anything else and he refuses to send a birthday cake in honor of Napoleon because he's afraid it might antagonize them.
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