Six Days in Fallujah Delayed a Year (Gaming)

by Korny @, Dalton, Ga. US. Earth, Sol System, Monday, November 29, 2021, 15:54 (211 days ago) @ Coaxkez

They’re basically trying to make a cop game about how it’s scary to pull over black people.

That is not at all equivalent and you know it.


It's an apt description, given how myopic the perspective is. That the game is based on a real event in an extremely politically-driven war makes it impossible to separate the politics of it (especially when you compare it to the zeitgeist of previous global conflicts), and the fact that they are game-ifying the perspective of the Marines is extremely gross, given that the targets on the other end of the gun were the terrified people who lived there and were caught in the middle of the conflict between trigger-happy idiots and their nebulously-defined targets.

But hey, wanna play a shooter where you face no real-world consequences to understand the inner turmoil of those poor sad marines? :(
Well then lock and load as we throw you into the procedurally-generated terror halls of Iraq, where you have no idea if that scary brown person screaming as you and your squad kick down their door is the one you're supposed to shoot or not (better shoot just to be safe!), wow, how scary it is to be a Marine and facing those decisions every day! What heroes!
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Yeh, I can see an equivalence, my guy.

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