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Saturday, November 13, 2010



I also thought about this during the week. Its more than coincidence that Black Ops gets released the day before Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the US. On one hand, it seems almost offensive to release it at a time when people should be remembering those that lost their lives. But, on the other hand, you could almost look at the game as sort of a way at honouring those people. More people probably know more about wars due to this Call of Duty line than what they learned in school.

But, with regards to just the commercial, yeah, its pretty dumb IMO.


In my opinion the timing was more than a tad inappropriate....

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I don't believe that wars are fought for humanitarian reasons. They are fought for pipelines, natural resources, and open-water ports. They are fought to gain economic advantages. We talk a lot about the rights of girls and women in Afghanistan, but if we fought wars for humanitarian reasons we would be in the Sudan. Even in a support (non-combat) role, we are there to change the balance of power to the United States and her allies. War is all they have now as an economic stimulant.
So I don't regard this as weird, although I don't play these video games. I think this is the face of the truth passing horribly close to the veil we have hung before our eyes. The truth of why soldiers die. The truth of why they will continue to die. Now available at Future Shop.

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