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Six Days in Fallujah

Husky_Khan

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Not sure which talking point I should utilize. The decade old one of how the game dishonors our military veterans and trivializes their sacrifice or the new one that the game dishonors the Iraqi victims and trivializes their "murder" which in and of itself is an interesting term to use.

The original phone and e-mail campaign was primarily sourced from 'right wing' outlets which successfully got Konami to stop development of the game over a decade ago. But now it's left wing journalists, game devs and other blue checkmarks who want this game, now that its been revived to come to PC, that want to cancel it now for victimizing (more then Fallujah itself apparently experienced these past two decades) the Iraqis as apparently victims of mass murder and the potential of creating "future mass shooters."

The correlations of how this game will breed real world racism based violence is silly enough. But now you have numerous games journalists, voice actors and developers demanding that the government itself should step in censor the video game market are myopic enough.
 

ParadiseLost

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Personally, I'm excited for it. If it ever actually comes out of development hell and releases.

Its currently slated for Q4 2021.
 

Val the Moofia Boss

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Kotaku and twitter activists are giving this game a lot of free marketing. I think it might do well.

The game sounds interesting. Will keep an eye on it.
 

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The best move the developers can make is to interview real Iraq and Afghanistan war vets who like the game and ask them to do a short ad for the game. And throw in a free copy for them as well.
 

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"Arab Murder Simulator"

This CAIR (Council of American-Islamic Relations) press release has enough unintentional wit to named the edgy jokes wrote themselves.

https://archive.is/wE1aa (archived link of the CAIR press release)

CAIR said:
We call on Microsoft, Sony and Valve to ban their platforms from hosting ‘Six Days in Fallujah,’ an Arab murder simulator that will only normalize violence against Muslims in America and around the world.”

“The gaming industry must stop dehumanizing Muslims. Video games like Six Days in Fallujah only serve to glorify violence that took the lives of hundreds of Iraqi civilians, justify the Iraq war, and reinforce anti-Muslim sentiment at a time when anti-Muslim bigotry continues to threaten human life.”


What y'all gonna do if they do release it? :sneaky:
 

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Ok. I heard rumblings about this, but I only just learned that it was being worked on by Highwire Studios. Aka, that team of devs from Halo and Destiny whose last project was Golem: Legend of the First Dreamer. Color me interested.
 
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