Rendition: Gitmo Joins Shunned Video Games
Many games have been met with outrage
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 4, 2009 3:28 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A storm of bad publicity about Rendition: Guantanamo—a video game about falsely-accused Gitmo detainees trying to escape—forced the game makers to can it this week. It's far from the only game to test the boundaries, ABC reports:

  • Atomic Games dumped development of Six Days in Fallujah amid protests from vets and others; it would have portrayed the real 2004 battle for the city.
  • Faith Fighter had leaders of the world religion's duking it out until it was deemed too incendiary.

  • Little surprise here: RapeLay, whose main character stalks and rapes a mother and her daughters, was swiftly banned by American retailers.
  • Fashion-focused Miss Bimbo lets little girls build, and surgically enhance, their perfectly shaped models. It still exists.
  • Grand Theft Auto enjoys the controversy that feeds its success. It holds a world record for one-day sales, but many say it encourages drunk driving and illicit behavior.
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