Quantcast
NPR talks about the Six Days In Fallujah controversy - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



NPR talks about the Six Days In Fallujah controversy


7:00 AM on 07.29.2009
NPR talks about the Six Days In Fallujah controversy photo



If you talk to me regularly, you probably know that I'm a big fan of NPR and listen almost every day. You should too, particularly because they've been seriously discussing video games more and more in the past few months. Yesterday's episode Morning Edition had a great series of interviews with people on both sides of the Six Days in Fallujah drama, and, regardless of your position on the whole controversy, it makes for a very interesting listen.

In typical NPR fashion, they actually find people who know what they're talking about (developers, other gamemakers, parents of dead soldiers, etc.) and there are some compelling arguments made by both groups. Additionally, it appears they actually got some hands-on time with the game, or at least got a walkthrough, so at the very least it's worth listening to just to find out a little more information about Six Days. I also found the comments on NPR's site to be interesting as well, both because they're not full of trolls and idiots, and because there are people who aren't terribly familiar with video games actually bringing up very interesting points.

While I personally don't believe that the game should be pulled, these interviews definitely gave me a bit more insight into how difficult and traumatizing the development, and particularly the marketing, of this game can be to people who actually lost loved ones in Fallujah. If anything, no matter whether you believe the game should be published or cancelled, this piece will make you think a bit.

Does this piece make you rethink your positions at all? Where do you stand on the whole thing? Are there some things that shouldn't be made into games simply out of respect for other people, or is this just a well-intentioned but misguided attempt at unnecessary censorship? 






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Censorship

6:00 PM on 02.06.2014
Censorship in Germany: How they changed your fav games

[Dtoid community blogger OpiumHerz shares his experiences gaming in Germany. Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] Salida dear readers, My name is Jim and I am German. I've b...more



6:30 PM on 01.14.2014
Chibi-Robo's buttcheek censorship controversy

In case you missed yesterday's episode of Podtoid, or you're one of those people who won't do anything for more than ten minutes, here's a brief excerpt in which Jonathan Holmes shocks the rest of the cast with news of Nintendo's fascist removal of cartoon buttocks from Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder.more



4:00 PM on 12.22.2013
Anal probes and abortion kept South Park from AU rating

Over at IGN, three reports have been obtained detailing the difficulties Ubisoft had with securing a ratings classification for South Park: The Stick of Truth by the Australian Classifications Board, before finally ...more



View all Censorship






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more