Spotted this article
on VE3D. I really think this editorial is making a bit of stretch with geo-politics playing a role in backlash from gamers for some titles.
Yes I'm sure there are those out there that will identify with what the author is saying but honestly my politics don't play a significant role in my game buying decisions. Obviously I don't download those "free games from an independent developer" that we occasionally saw posted over in GG so politics affected that decision. However the few examples the author listed are the one's I'm going to personally address.
Manhunt - premise of the game did intrigue me even though I wouldn't ever think of killing someone in real life nor would I ever condone murder. Looked fun. Most people that played it were split about liking it/ disliking it. I might pick it up once it hits the bargain bin.
America's Army - I admit I downloaded this to give it a try as some friends were playing it and loving it. The gameplay to me was meh and it promptly got uninstalled. Plus, according to MobyGames, the game was released back on June 2002 which would put development back at least a year prior. I really doubt that the Bush administration dreamed up this idea of developing a game for recruiting purposes back in 2001.
Fugitive Hunter - never played it but based on the box art it sure didn't look that fun.
Survivor - OK this game would appear to be tasteless since it looks like they are simply trying to capitalize on recent tragedies as well as past ones. I'd really have to wait and see about this game before I judge it.[/url]