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Six Days in Fallujah game already sparking protests in UK


We had a feeling that Monday's announcement of the Iraq War-based third person shooter Six Days in Fallujah would spark some kind of protests over its content and we were right. Just a day after the game was revealed from developer Atomic Games and publisher Konami some vicious comments about the game have been registered in UK based media outlets.

The Daily Mail web site quotes Reg Keys, who had a son who was killed in Iraq in 2003 while he was a Royal Marine. Keys said the decision to make such a game "demonstrates very poor judgement and bad taste." The article also quotes Tim Collins OBE, who served in the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiments during the war. Collins states, "It's much too soon to start making video games about a war that's still going on, and an extremely flippant response to one of the most important events in modern history."

The Tech Radar web site also has quotes from Tansy E Hoskins, a spokesperson for the anti-war group Stop The War Coalition. Hoskins states, "To make a game out of a war crime and to capitalise on the death and injury of thousands is sick."

What these protesters might not know is that the Fallujah conflict has already been depicted via the free episodic game Kuma War. Indeed the battle is one of many instances in the Iraq War that was recreated in the game series (which is apparently no longer offering new episodes to download).
[Via Game Politics]

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