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Virtual Legality Episode 438

The New Censors - Game Developers Attack Six Days in Fallujah

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"[Six Days in Fallujah] will also inevitably breed a new generation of mass shooters in America and brainwash gamers into thinking RACISM IS OK." -Change [Dot] Org Petition

Controversial game "Six Days in Fallujah" has gotten even more controversial. But like the developers have promised in respect of its game play, no one could have expected from just where the most recent attack would come.

Same as the Old Censors...in Virtual Legality.

#SixDays #Censor #Ban


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Discussed in this episode:
"‘Six Days in Fallujah’: A Bloody Iraq Battle and Video Game That Almost Was"
Variety - June 4, 2018
https://variety.com/2018/gaming/features/6-days-in-fallujah-1202829115/

"Konami's Fallujah game under fire"
GIBiz - April 8, 2009
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/konamis-fallujah-game-under-fire_8

"Controversial shooter Six Days in Fallujah back in development"
The Verge - February 11, 2021
https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/11/22278073/six-days-in-fallujah-revival-release-date-highwire-games

"Six Days in Fallujah: Exclusive Gameplay Reveal Showcases 'Procedural Architecture' Technology"
IGN - March 23, 2021
https://www.ign.com/articles/six-days-in-fallujah-exclusive-gameplay-reveal-showcases-procedural-architecture-technology

Six Days in FallujahFAQ
https://www.sixdays.com/faq

"You Don’t Have To Run The Exclusive Reveal For The War Crime Game"
Kotaku - March 24, 2021
https://kotaku.com/you-don-t-have-to-run-the-exclusive-reveal-for-the-war-1846543966

"Please take the time to sign this petition..."
Twitter Thread - Osama Dorias - March 24, 2021
https://twitter.com/osamadorias/status/1374826738367270928

"STOP HIGHWIRE GAMES AND VICTURA FROM NORMALIZING THE MASS MURDER OF IRAQIS"
Change [Dot] Org Petition
https://www.change.org/p/united-nations-stop-atomic-games-and-victura-from-normalizing-the-mass-murder-of-iraqis

"The ridiculous, censorious social media campaign against Six Days In Fallujah"
Erik Kain - March 25, 2021
https://diabolical.substack.com/p/the-ridiculous-censorious-social

"Societal Violence and Video Games: Public Statements of a Link are Problematic"
Amplifier Website
https://div46amplifier.com/2016/12/14/societal-violence-and-video-games-public-statements-of-a-link-are-problematic/

"Violence In Video Games - Highlights of the American Senate Committee Hearings in 1993"
YouTube Video - April 21, 2019 - NeoGamer
https://youtu.be/lhwM3ZMTCR0

"Grand Theft Legislature: Can Illinois REALLY Ban Violent Video Games? (VL424)"
YouTube Video - February 25, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/fGuC2RsRkUQ

"The Antitrust Laws"
FTC Website
https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/competition-guidance/guide-antitrust-laws/antitrust-laws

"Group Boycotts"
FTC Website
https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/competition-guidance/guide-antitrust-laws/dealings-competitors/group-boycotts

Respondeat Superior Explainer
Weinstein v UGS (Dismissal Order) (2008)
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/USCOURTS-mied-2_07-cv-15000/pdf/USCOURTS-mied-2_07-cv-15000-0.pdf

"It's always odd to see someone go straight to the book burning arguments even before release."
Tweet - March 24, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1374860138847305735


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