Call of Duty: Black Ops release angers Cuban government
Call of Duty: Black Ops causes controversy with Castro killing
Call of Duty: Black Ops has sparked controversy in Cuba after one of the game’s opening missions sees gamers ‘encouraged’ to assassinate former Cuban president Fidel Castro.
The current Cuban government has struck out at the game via the cubadebate website proclaiming: “What the United States government did not achieve in more than 50 years, it now tries to do virtually,” before adding the game glorified legitimate US attempts to kill the Cuban head for 49 years.
One of Castro’s former bodyguards has claimed the US have made 638 attempts to end the life of the former Cuban leader including the infamous exploding cigar and a skin disease generating fungus-filled wetsuit.
"This new video game is doubly perverse. On the one hand, it glorifies the illegal assassination attempts the United States government planned against the Cuban leader … and on the other, it stimulates sociopathic attitudes in North American children and adolescents." read the angered article on cubadebate.
This not the first time video game content has sparked controversy. Just months ago, the latest Medal of Honor release sparked an ethical and moral debate when it was revealed gamers could play as Taliban insurgents tasked with killing US soldiers.