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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Tasteless

Just when I thought that we'd reached the pinnacle of tasteless video games with Grand Theft Auto, I read about this:
Disengagement - the computer game
Internet games whose subject is disengagement have become a hot item on the Internet.

The "disengagement game" on the Nana Website puts the player into Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's shoes. Sharon, sitting in a bulldozer, has to remove orange-clad children protesting the pullout. Behind him, dozens of cars are waiting to pass. The prime minister has to run into a protesting child with the bulldozer's shovel. Every child caught becomes part of a kind of sticky mass, and Sharon has to move as many of them as possible to the roadside, where a police car will pick them up. Sound effects are a bizarre evil laugh of the horror-movie genre.
Pretty insensitive. And those most affected by the disengagement are not amused:
The Yesha Council of settlements said in response, "It is shocking that the suffering of the Gush Katif residents can become a source of amusement for political rivals. It is shameful."

7 Comments:

Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

sounds like something that, if it doesn't sell, could be repackaged and redistributed through a neo-nazi group.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

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10:19 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

OM: You're far too kind in your description. It's waaaay beyond tasteless.

SW: Or in any Arab state for that matter.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Actually - it doesn't bother me too much, since in the end, the settler's always win, Sharon always loses, and the Disengagement doesn't happen.

5:08 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Revolting is more like it.

11:08 PM  
Anonymous bishul akum said...

look they had a game in
germany where you are a concentration camp manager

12:18 AM  
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