America's Army Backlash

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (thanks GamePolitics) reports on Iraq war backlash directed towards the America's Army game, which has drawn the ire of a group called Iraq Veterans Against the War. The report, which is from a couple of weeks ago, describes a scene where 90 members of the group stood in formation in front of a recruiting event shouting "war is not a game" in a protest that lasted a few minutes. From the description, this sounds like a spontaneous event, rather than part of a larger campaign:
They were referring to the large military simulation game set up by Army recruiters at the Missouri Black Expo. The group of veterans, known as Iraq Veterans Against the War, were in St. Louis for their annual meeting this weekend when they decided to stage a brief demonstration at the Expo.
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And regarding the video game, who cares what the military uses. People that sign up get influenced to do so for many reasons. Posters, pamphlets, campus recruiting. That's old hat. It's a volunteer army.

I still believe you should be able to produce, market and sell whatever movies or games you want, let the adults decide what is good or not.

Look at Manhunt 2. As far as I can tell the distributors decided not to carry it, not the government or the consumers. A bad thing? Perhaps. Running with sicsors makes the Postal games. Not my cup of tea, but I have to admit I really liked GTA3. Anyways, artists should make what they want. Including the American military. Fundamentalist religions have games from both Christian and Islamic perspectives.

And that's fine. I don't really care. The Jews and the Nazis and the Christians and the Taoissts and Bhudists and Muslims and Hindus and Mennanites and Mormons and Jehovahs and all those freaks can go make all the violent anti-whomever video games that they want. As long as they're fun, I'll play them.

I'm not really concerned about turning into a moron because of it. Just please leave religion out of our education system and let parents train their kids to be little killers.

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