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Jarhead255 Apr 7, 09
While Tansy needs to go off and die under a rock. I do agree with the over all view that this game shouldn't be. Mainly because in order to make this entertaining, it looks to have a COD feel to it. Meaning constant fighting and bloody engagements. With heavy casualties on both sides. This is NOT what is occurring in Iraq.

This is one game I am not going to buy, I am not going to even read reviews on this. Frankly, I hope it gets scrapped.
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Guest Apr 7, 09
Very interesting idea
Im for a game like this
Maybe too soon
But I do find it interesting
I would definately buy it if proceeds of the game went to Iraq veterans
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chautemoc Apr 7, 09
I'd buy it if the proceeds went to Veterans for Peace.
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Iplaywithfire Apr 7, 09
I wonder if Tansy has had similar objections to other war games. Something being featured in entertainment is not glorification, there ae all these games telling about the horrors of war, and it appears to me the intention is not to encourage people to go to war or massacre others as you get to make one liners and pull cool moves. Furthermore, if war is a subject that shouldn't even be represented in any form of media, the ex-colonel shouldn't have represented it in the real world. This smacks of hypocrisy.
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kspiess Apr 7, 09
I think this game is a terrible idea. But I also think it should be published, if Konami wants to, because I don't believe in censorship.

If you find it distasteful than convince your gamer friends not to buy it. If the game doesn't make much money, there will not be sequel.
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sonofcaine Apr 7, 09
this is very controversial indeed.
i mean, WW2 is not something to be having fun with as well, hundreds of thousands of people, soldiers and civilians died. but my point is, in these WW2 games the American and it allies' armies are seen as heroes, it is our side of the story.

But, like, i cant think of any games that depict the Vietnam fiasco the US suffered, and i am as sure as hell no authority would approve a game about the war crimes in Fallujah. and it would raise again the covered up fact that the US lied to Britain concerning the use of napalm to incinerate Iraqis.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10907.htm

I mean, it is not just a game, it's politics
btw i would buy it
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Jarhead255 Apr 7, 09
My biggest issue with this, is if it is used to portray an Incorrect version of the War. in WWII The engagements were a lot like you see in the games. Not as short, obviously, but the fighting was of the same intensity. To make this entertaining, they will have to up the intensity a LOT. And that is something that just isn't happening. Fallujah was a long operation. Because it was the Marines searching for the insurgents, first off then fighting them. There is just too much a chance that this can give the public an even more incorrect version of the war.
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MrGrimm Apr 7, 09
Would be much better if they came up with a fake war scenario instead of a real one that happened quite recently.
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ViperSean Apr 8, 09
Konami, we salute you.
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anacreon Apr 8, 09
I think its possible to do this i mean there are sad movies that are made to make people cry so why cant there be videogames that are sad?

Depends though on who Konami has working on it.

I wonder what the US government's response to this game will be though.
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kspiess Apr 8, 09
^^^^FPS games are great recruitment tools for the US Army. Case in point: the game America's Army [corrected, thanks Lydia ].

Now if Konami really wanted to get controversial, and allowed you to play the game as an Iraqi freedom fighter, then there would be quite the public firestorm of controversy...
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RabidChinaGirl Apr 8, 09
quote kspiess
^^^^FPS games are great recruitment tools for the US Army. Case in point: the game US Army.
Psst, that's America's Army. And I agree with your previous statement -- this game rubs me the wrong way, but I don't believe it should be censored. I just won't be buying it.
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