Konami has just announced Six Days in Fallujah, an upcoming shooter title based on the events in the Iraq war and, even though we have no solid details about the title, some people are already calling for a ban, disgusted that it “glorifies the war”. Jack Thompson is probably jumping with joy after hearing that.
The Daily Mail reports that a father of a soldier who was killed in the war wants the game to be banned worldwide or at least in the UK. The father said:
“Considering the enormous loss of life in the Iraq War, glorifying it in a video game demonstrates very poor judgment and bad taste… These horrific events should be confined to the annals of history, not trivialised and rendered for thrill-seekers to play out… I will be calling for this game to be banned, if not worldwide then certainly in the UK.”
I wonder if the man also criticized and asked for a ban for the ton and a half of movies depicting the war in Iraq – most likely not. And most likely he has no idea if Konami’s Six Days in Fallujah will “glorify the war”. But wait, I forgot! Games kill people, not people with guns!