Ukraine's Atomic Heart Attack

The Government of Ukraine plans to petition Valve, Microsoft, and Sony to remove Atomic Heart from digital stores in Ukraine, and will ask platform holders to consider “limiting distribution” of the game in other countries. At heart of the matter are the new first-person shooter's Russian roots. There are allegations that sales of the game directly benefit the Russian government and that the game is possibly being used to harvest user data. Ukrainian tech website Dev.au first reported on this, and PCGamesN has a statement in English directly from the Ukraine government:
“Regarding the situation with the release of the game Atomic Heart, which has Russian roots and romanticises communist ideology and the Soviet Union, The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine will send an official letter to Sony, Microsoft, and Valve requesting a ban on selling digital versions of this game in Ukraine,” says Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, Alex Bornyakov.

“We also urge limiting the distribution of this game in other countries due to its toxicity, potential data collection of users, and the potential use of money raised from game purchases to conduct a war against Ukraine.”

“According to media reports, the game’s development was funded by Russian enterprises,” the statement continues. “Therefore, we call for all users worldwide to avoid this game. We also want to emphasise that the game developers have not publicly condemned the Putin regime and the bloody war that Russia has unleashed against Ukraine.”
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WebSoldier wrote on Feb 22, 2023, 20:43:
"How Dare you have Fun if Russia developed the game!" -Greta Thunberg
Admirable, so effortlessly showing who is in the forefront of ignorance.
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Feb 22, 2023, 21:37
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RedEye9 wrote on Feb 22, 2023, 20:09:
I thought we were supposed to buy it to support the developers.

I dunno, I was thinking of claiming the game is mine by right and annexing it.
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Feb 22, 2023, 21:36
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Re: Ukraine's Atomic Heart Attack Feb 22, 2023, 21:36
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I'm surprised but I guess I shouldn't be.

Not by Ukraine's request but by the comments in this thread so far.
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Feb 22, 2023, 21:08
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WebSoldier wrote on Feb 22, 2023, 20:43:
"How Dare you have Fun if Russia developed the game!" -Greta Thunberg

Is she your Boogeyman, so you throw her into things unrelated to her concerns and say things she never said even related to them?
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Feb 22, 2023, 21:01
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Feb 22, 2023, 21:01
 
Yeah, the nerve of these Ukrainians for wanting to ban a game from their country written by a game developer based in and owned by elements connected to the country who is invading them and sending missiles at their cities and infrastructure and killing their citizens and soldiers. And who have forced Ukrainian game developers to fight and die defending their country. Why should they politicize it? We just wanna have fun!
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Feb 22, 2023, 20:56
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Slava Ukraini! & Poshel na khuy Rossija!
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"How Dare you have Fun if Russia developed the game!" -Greta Thunberg
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"allegations" "possibly being used" request denied.
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I thought we were supposed to buy it to support the developers.
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We live in interesting times where fun is becoming politized.
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