Six days in fallujahIt appears that the controversy surrounding the announcement of Konami’s latest project, Six Days in Fallujah, a game about the war in Iraq, has changed things a bit inside the company who is now unsure if it would be good to publish the title in Europe. And if they don’t because of the protests, it’s clearly a huge loss for the gaming world, the freedom of speech and everything that has a sense in this world…

Apparently, the main reason why Six Days in Fallujah might not see daylight in Europe is… the cultural difference! Ex SAS member Andy McNab said: “In America a 90-year-old and a 12-year-old will know what happened at Fallujah. It’s on the TV, there are books about it. The game is a natural extension to that; it is folklore. The only difference being that it is presented in a different medium.”

And that, even though I am an European, is hard to understand. Why shouldn’t everybody know about what’s happening or has happened in the world? I know that ignorance is a bliss, but idiocy is a completely different thing. And I don’t want to be an idiot and simply ignore the reality because… well… it doesn’t look good. No, Konami, don’t let any of these reasons influence your decision! Bring Six Days in Fallujah to the entire world and let the gamers decide if it’s a good game or not. Because, that’s what it is, after all: nothing but a game!


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