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  •  But there ARE such other games. (1+ / 0-)
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    I am very curious about the thought process that lead these good folks to decide that the Black Holocaust was a fitting setting for a game, while the Holocaust of Jews and many many others in Europe was not. Why not make a game about the Armenian Genocide? What about an action adventure set on the Trail of Tears? What about the Rape of Nanking?
    There's not one on the holocaust and rape of nanking per se, because how do you make a competitive game when there's no chance for one side to "win"?  

    But there's plenty of WWII games.  And WWI games, and civil war games.  In fact, people re enact civil war battles all the time, real people with realish looking weapons and uniforms.

    The Underground Railroad game, it seems to me, gives a chance to identify with good acting people without minimizing the evils of slavery and yet provide excitement.  


    One piece of free advice to the GOP: Drop the culture wars, explicitly.

    by Inland on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:48:46 PM PST

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