don't know if you are familiar with the work of Cedric Delsaux, but he did a series where he placed SW Trade Federation battle droids in the desert cities and roads of Dubai. I was just thinking how awesome this guy and all your borgs/power armours would look stalking around in that kind of stark setting.
Ah, terribly sorry. It's an obscure reference: at one point in the game your player can hack the e-mail of a fellow counter terrorist agent (cyborg) who is growing obsolete and cites the fact that earlier someone got off two shots on him before he could draw his pistol. He then sends an e-mail to requisition a "skul gun" upgrade (his spelling and grammar is depicted as poor) so that all he can kill an opponent simply by looking at them.