Sunday, October 24, 2010

Black ops mission: Assassinate Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

Frustrated CIA conspirators are in luck. A new video game evidently includes a mission aimed at assassinating Fidel Castro.
The Call of Duty Black Ops episode reportedly takes gamers on a mission to "take out a high-value target," says JustPushStart, a videogame publication.
Gamers can get 15 points if they "use a single round to bring down Castro."
JustPushStart asks an important question:
Do you think it is right to kill someone in a game who is still alive in the real world?
Thoughts? Is it ethical to target a foreign leader in a video game?

Photo found at Cuba Journal

2 comments:

Zacaman said...

Ethical? More like "in very bad taste." But one can hardly expect game makers to be highly politically aware, can we? I remember some years ago another game, "A-10 Attack" had a mission that involved strafing Cuban citizens...

Tracey Eaton said...

yeah, ethical isn't the right word. it is bad taste.
it's incredible there was a game that targeted civilians.
these things must desensitize people.