Cuba Slams Black Ops As 'Perverse' Game For Sociopaths

Call of Duty: Black Ops is rubbing one nation the wrong way. Cuba's state-run media has blasted Activision's latest entry in the Call of Duty series as "doubly perverse" propaganda for a story arc involving former president Fidel Castro.

According to a report from the AP, state-run news website Cubadebate is slamming Black Ops not for its lag in the PC or lack of campaign co-op play, but for a mission set in Havana that targets a young Castro. Cubadebate doesn't seem too sensitive of spoilers, so if you haven't played the game's single-player campaign, watch out!

"What the United States couldn't accomplish in more than 50 years, they are now trying to do virtually," the outlet writes about an in-game assassination attempt on lil' Fidel. Cubadebate labels Black Ops "doubly perverse" because "it glorifies the illegal assassination attempts the United States government planned against the Cuban leader" and "stimulates sociopathic attitudes in North American children and adolescents."

Carry on if you already know the circumstances involving the in-game attempt on Castro's life and the aftermath of that section of the game. And if you're travelling to Cuba any time soon, best leave your Black Ops at home, lest customs yoink it and trade it in for credit at GameStop.

Cuba denounces 'virtual' Castro plot in new game [AP/Yahoo News]


Comments

    I'd say triply perverse due to Kotick's presence

    Can we slam Cuba as perverse?

    So sick of saying that "game A" is adult, it is made for adults, if it's stimulating *anything* in children or adolesents then something is wrong.

    This crap comes about from journo's though, they ring up some beurocrat and ask, "hey there's this kid's videogame in the US, just came out, basically it's virtual murder Castro, yeah? offensive and dangerous? check, anything else? damaging to children? great quote, ok, thanks."

    Chances are the dude being quoted hadn't even heard of the game until someone rang him up and told him some mutated half-truth about the game for a knee-jerk reactionary quote.

    That said, hit that link through to the original source and read it, I appreciate that Kotaku wants to keep a light hearted gamer centric view on these issues, but seriously the article is quite balanced.

    This is quite ironic when you think about it, devs make a game that includes hunting castro, news source gets quote from Cuba and generates article about videogame violence (which is actually pretty good as far as these go generally). Games blog reads article and sticks a total strawman up here for us to burn down.

    Fail all round imo!

    don't be a fecktard, black ops is implying the Russian terrorist group was responsible for assassination of john F kennedy.

    Watch brad pitts' Fight club and Angelina Jolie's Salt and combine those two movies together you got Black ops.

      "Watch brad pitts’ Fight club and Angelina Jolie’s Salt and combine those two movies together you got Black ops."

      Disagree.

        How so? Fight Club was the first thing I thought of when the twist came up at the end and it replayed previous moments of the game excluding Reznov. Salt makes up for the rest of the story by combining all of the plots it ripped off itself, namely the Russian sleeper agent aspect.

        On another note, did anybody not expect that twist? The developers seemed to think the players were 9-year-old idiots (which there are bound to be) and that's highly insulting. Throughout the whole game, major hints are dropped through dialogue that, by the fourth or fifth mission, most people should be able to know the ending. The only thing that took me by surprise was that the interrogator was Hudson, and even that wasn't interesting due to poor character development.

        I thought it was totally Fight Club.

        As the game was nearing its end, I saw the 'twist' coming a mile away and kept thinking

        "Please, not make it some retarded Manchurian Candidate/Sleeper Agent plot, or he's having Tyler Durden delusions"

        But yeah. They did JUST THAT.

    "What the United States couldn’t accomplish in more than 50 years"
    OH SNAP!

    Cuba is a totalitarian hellhole, but they did get this bit right. The game is indeed bombastic, and it's more than a little sociopathic.

    Black Ops IS sociopathic. At least in MW2 the Airport sequence was undercover. But in the very first Black Ops mission, you're gunning down some poor Cuban beat cops cruising around in their piece of crap cars... some poor mope just doing his job trying arrest a trio of psychotic Americans walking down their main street gunning everyone down with assault rifles.

    Yep. Pretty damn sociopathic to me. But then again, Cuba's a brainwashed shithole only a hair more sane than North Korea.

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