British Columbia, Canada
The ISP listed above is where the game's website is hosted. The very least I could try was to write them a formal letter of complaint about how I felt about them supporting the distribution of this game via the web hosting business they are providing this company, and inform as many other companies who use their company for their business sites exactly what type of a company I thought they had associated their site with, showing them a link to this game there. I was shocked it was an American based company supplying the space to this game company. Yes, at the risk some would buy it even, as I was hoping humanity had advanced far enough to see this was truly a distasteful game.
In answer to Chris, NO game teaching violence is a good game in a time when violence surrounds people on the streets where they live with their children. For many, staying alive becomes a game all to real on a daily basis, and I thank God every day I am not in their shoes. It is up to every parent to take on the responsibility to ensure they monitor what their children read, watch, play, and whom they associate with, but unfortunately oftentimes this doesn’t happen.
I truly wish I were more eloquent and educated to express myself more clearly and that is why I posted this in the Alley rather than anywhere else. I feel extremely passionate about having this particular game boycotted, as it will surely set a precedent of more games to come of this nature. More "history-event-theme-based" games could emerge all in the name of “education.” What next - recreating Diana's tragedy, the death of Martin Luther King? What ever happened to leaving this to history books? Do you think if this game were about a drive-by shooting it would be getting this much airtime? They went too far by using actual historical figures. Boycotting does works more than complaining for sure, a proven fact, but so does exercising your right to speak and finding the right ear to listen.
That same site John listed above has a ton of opinions about this issue on a separate link, but until people follow through and voice their concerns to the right party, what they say it is all for moot.
I have been told I tend to search for problems to solve, when there was no problem there, or that I try to fix things that were fine to begin with. Well to those people I say one thing, “At least I do something, and the only reason is I care!” I don't think I blew something out of proportion here at all, this game in my opinion is sensationalism at its disgusting worst because of the time its inventor chose to market it, the very characters used in this particular game, and the offering of a large cash prize on top of it all to entice its use of violence period. I would suspect the inventor was not even born when John Fitzgerald Kennedy was alive.
I didn’t mean to make this appear blown out of proportion, and will go back to fighting my own little war for JFK’s memory my own way. Thanks for letting me rant though.