A game called Muslim Massacre
in which you get to play a gung-ho American 'hero' has - unsurprisingly - caused all sorts of uproar on September 11th 2008.
The game is designed by an American chap living in Brisbane, Australia and calling himself, Sigvatr
The game is apparently:"social commentary
" or "I thought
it would be a fun and funny game to play, and it was fun to make too. laugh" or "its (sic) still just
a fun computer game" or it's a "clever satire"
or it is to complete Sigvatr's dream, which is "a game which will stop you from playing games
Phew! It's lots and lots of things for people with PCs. But it's done one thing, gained attention for the lad who has also brought us "competitive spree killing organization
". Another thing it's achieved is to enable the mainstream media to do the following:
'Muslim Massacre' video game condemned for glamorising slaughter of Arabs' - Daily Telegraph
'Outrage over 'Muslim Massacre' computer game' - The Daily Mail
We could go on with references to the mainstream media having another reason to leap all over video games. We're not going to, but damn it! we've provided more attention by reporting it.
One small piece of perspective on this game's subject can also be found here