Over at CubaDebate.cu, you definitely get the feeling that Cuba isn’t too thrilled with certain events in Activision’s latest blockbuster, Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Here is a piece of what the site had to say, “What the United States couldn’t accomplish in more than 50 years, they are now trying to do virtually. “This new video game is doubly perverse. On the one hand, it glorifies the illegal assassination attempts the United States government planned against the Cuban leader…and on the other, it stimulates sociopathic attitudes in North American children and adolescents.”
I can see the points of the staff at CubaDebate, but this isn’t the only time that controversial issues have come up in video games…as a matter of fact, the recent Medal of Honor dealt with its share of criticism as well. So then, do controversial subjects matter to you in games? Are they something that influence you positively or negatively towards the real life material in which they’re based upon…or do you just enjoy the game for what it is?
Striking images, strong words, and powerful actions will always be a part of any medium…with video games being no different, so I just hope that the player him or herself has the intelligence to handle such material and leave it at that. What do you think?