Konami Pulls Controversial Iraqi War Game

Well, that didn't take long. Following some heavy, initial criticism of their title "Six Days in Fallujah", Japanese publishers Konami have decided not to release it.

"After seeing the reaction to the videogame in the United States and hearing opinions sent through phone calls and e-mail, we decided several days ago not to sell it" a Konami spokesperson told Japanese news site Asahi.

Whether this means the game has been scrapped entirely, or whether developers Atomic Games can shop it around to another publisher that has the balls to release it is unknown. Under criticism, Konami ditches realistic "Fallujah" videogame [Asahi, via VG247]


    Don't mention the war. I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it all right.

      I'll have the prawn Goebbels thanks

      Please allow me to introduce myself, I am the owner of Fawlty Towers. And may I welcome your war... your war... you all... and hope that your stay will be a happy one. Now, would you like to eat first, or would you like a drink before the war... AHH! Er... trespassers will be tied up with piano wire... SORRY, SORRY!

    This is bullshit, Konami! Where's your cajones!!!!
    Oh well, since you don't have cajones to release the title - shop it around to another publisher with more cajones - pfffffffft !

    And so freedom dies in the face of bureaucracy

    This is just stupid... they put all that hard work into this game, and it's pulled just because a few people think it's "too soon"? People need to harden up a bit, there's no time like the present.

    Wow. Amazing display of pussy-ass-douchebaggery on Konami's part.

    Will be incredibly un-surprised if the game re-surfaces with fictionalised non-confrontational name-swaps. The engine actually had potential for coolness.

    Basil! Basil where are -
    BASIL! Get down from there this instant!

    When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.
    - William Hazlitt

    Thankyou, google quote of the day.

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