Wars and games and wargames

I’m often accused of being thin-skinned or overly sensitive about certain topics, and gaming past wars is definitely one of them.

So I have to give a cheer to Ross Arbour’s article over at Nukoda:
Wii Aren’t Amused: Call of Duty World at War and Nintendo’s E3 Press Conference

Mr. Arbour takes exception to that portion of the Nintendo press conference where two friends were shown gleefully waggling their remotes to simulate hosing down Japanese soldiers with a flamethrower. I remember seeing that segment and having a definite “WTF?” moment. I thank Mr. Arbour for reminding me of it and bringing broader attention to the topic.

2 thoughts on “Wars and games and wargames

  1. You’re most welcome!

    Thank you for reading — as you can tell that struck a personal chord with me, and I’m glad that I’m not the only one. I appreciate the kind words.

  2. Thanks for the props, good sir/madam/blogger!

    Ross’s article hits home and is something that absolutely floored me after seeing the conference. His research was pretty impressive as well, quoting a bunch of vets… I was stoked to finally read it when it was finished.

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