Video game developer Konami has decided to cancel a realistic video game called “Six Days in Fallujah”.
Konami officials said in a statement, “After seeing the reaction to the videogame in the United States and hearing opinions sent through phone calls and e-mail, we decided several days ago not to sell it. We had intended to convey the reality of the battles to players so that they could feel what it was like to be there.”
Video game developers push the envelope with games like Halo and Grand Theft Auto, and while war is a sensitive subject in America, is Six Days in Fallujah any worse than the others? Is this the kind of material we want kids and teens to see in GameStop? Advertised in the Best Buy weekend circular? How much worse are armed conflicts in Fallujah than acting as a criminal whose missions include robberies and assassinations. Do these games belong at all for teens/kids and for that matter, for adults.