Cubans hate America, in real life, not virtually!

  • November 11, 2010 7:52 pm

So if you’ve proceeded past the first mission in Call of Duty: Black Ops you’ll know (not to spoil anything) you are in Cuba for a special mission involving Castro himself. Okay, no big deal — so you would think. Without going too far into the missions of the game, Cuba is up in arms about that first mission of the game which involves the United States doing what it hasnt been been able to do in real life for the past 50 years. Cuba calls this game “perverse” and says that it “encourages sociopathic attitudes of American children and adolescents.”

Come on Cuba, really? Really? I think this is crossing the line a bit. The game is fictitious (as most games are). You shouldn’t read too far into them. If the premise of the game was to infiltrate Afghanistan and shoot Osama Bin Laden in the forehead, you wouldn’t bat an eyelash (or stub out a Cuban Cigar). I think it is ridiculous to compare this to GTA: San Adreas — which led to a teenager to murder three men.

It is a video game. Simple. Nothing more to it.

This article really has nothing to do with Gadgetsteria. I was just trolling the interwebs this evening and saw this story and had to get it out. The game is great. I’m about half way through the campaign and I haven’t once felt like going out and shooting someone in the head, assassinating someone, or thought that this hits too close to home in regards to the Bay of Pigs. Cuba is just mad that we smuggle in their cigars and talk about it all the time. We let you use Miami, let us have this!!!!

This is the translated website. It contains some story plots to the game, so don’t go if you want to be left surprised!!!!



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