Cuba Labels Black Ops As "Doubly Perverse"
Well, you knew someone had to get annoyed. Pretty soon, the unknown zombie contingent will step up, claiming decades of unwarranted abuse from the video game industry.
The latest big story concerning Call of Duty: Black Ops involves a very upset Cuba, who has denounced the latest CoD entry for its "doubly perverse" propaganda concerning former president Fidel Castro. According to this AP report, state-run news site Cubadebate is really harping on Black Ops for a mission set in Havana where the target is a young Castro. You can find the original source through the link above; we're not putting it here because spoilers abound. Fair warning. Anyway, Cubadebate says quite frankly that "what the United States couldn't accomplish in more than 50 years, they are now trying to do virtually." And the reason it's "doubly perverse" is because it both "glorifies the illegal assassination attempts the United States government planned against the Cuban leader" and "stimulates sociopathic attitudes in North American children and adolescents." ...hmm, we're willing to bet they care more about the first than the second. Just a guess.
The issue with Castro notwithstanding, we say the game is pretty damn good, despite a few issues that don't have anything to do with Cuban offense.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops
11/10/2010 9:25:30 PM Ben Dutka