Cuban Govt Enraged by Call of Duty: Black Ops; Calls the Game Violent and Perverse

Written By Sam on 15 November 2010

The developers of Call of Duty’s might not have expected such a response from the Cuban government on their newest single shooter game’s newest version Black ops. Though the game has got rave reviews from gamers and even sold a record 5.6 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release, but it seems like they have been caught on the wrong foot as far as the Cuban Government is concerned.

The Cuban Government is clearly upset with the developers of the game and the reason is the game’s initial plot and story line that involves a mission to participate in secret operations to assassinate the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.

This particular detail has enraged the Cuban Government to the extent that it has responded strongly in its state-controlled website, the Cubadebate, that government of the United States is trying to achieve its goals through a video game by giving players war arms and vehicles to carry out military missions on enemy lands like that of Cuba.

In the first operation itself, the game needs players to kill Castro, which is during the time period of the JF Kennedy term.

The article also goes on to say that the game promotes violence, calling the game ‘doubly perverse’ due to the assassination plot and also feels that it encourages ‘sociopathic’ behavior in American adolescents who make up the largest share of the population playing the game.

Though it is relevant that these games do have a high violence quotient, but whether it is really turning players into sociopathic individuals is something that needs to be pondered upon.

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