Wars, invading foreign countries, and terrorism are GREAT for the American gaming industry.
If Americans get slaughtered in Somalia, taking thousands of Somali men, women, children,
and the elderly with them, that'll make a HIT game called Black Hawk Down!
Even the horrendous, ill-advised, ill-resulting Vietnam War gives us the opportunity to
make Battlefield: Vietnam for a new generation of children to enjoy.
These are two of the games that actually exist, that
take advantage of the blood spilled by Americans involved in questionable assaults on foreign
The best example of this is possibly
The tag line is, "Playable accurate re-creations of real war events released weeks after they occur."
The meaning is pretty clear. The tag line SHOULD be, "Your son or husband die in the war?
Not with you controlling them this time!"
The site quotes an actual Sergeant from the 3rd Infantry Division saying,
"This game actually makes me flash back and think about the war and the aftermath..."
Fan-TAS-tic! I'm wondering if this game will pick up in Iraq, if our soldiers like playing it.
This would sort of be like North Korea invading us, occupying us, and then playing the game
"Operation: Kill the Residents of New York City" in front of us for kicks.
Actually, we probably would play such a game, since we'll play nearly anything
that has smooth gameplay and reenacts wars that actually took place.
So let's go all the way with it! Why don't we take advantage of one of the most unique
conflicts ever, and teach children history at the same time?