Have politicians so little to worry about that we have yet another one,Liam Fox, bleating about banning a video game. Did he not play cowboys and indians or cops and robbers,when he was a child. Hey Liam, we have been playing games where one is the goody and the other is the baddie for absolutly ages.
You should know all about being a baddie,your a politician.
I think the REAL issue here is that the game is so close to the truth! Most games are a distance from real life but this is more based about what is/has happening in the world today, I dont have a issue with it but i can see why its created a fuss...
Maybe the method has changed, but they were frequently using up to the moment technology, wooden Rifles and vocal Sound Effects, that kind of thing.
The Girls played Nurses with bandages and many of us boys were their Patients, with amputated limbs and crutches simulated as best we could.
I do not remember my Father making any sort of complaint. He lost his leg when the Bridge of his Destroyer was hit by a shell from an E-Boat and his best friend (his No.1)lost both hands and a leg, as far as I know they were the only survivors of those on the Bridge.
I can imagine many young Soldiers playing this game with glee.
I feel that this is another example of The Bleeding Heart Tendency that feels that it can imagine the feelings of others.
A prime example of the BHT is the perceived reaction of the UK's Muslim and Sikh Population to Christmas. Those that I know, could not care a fig and embrace the Holiday with pleasure, while keeping their own Religious Observances at the correct time. Our Jewish brethren have been living with it for 2000 years and I know that several families gave their young kids 'token' presents so that they did not feel left out at school.