Thursday, February 26, 2004

Lost in Translation - Why Japanese gamers love avenging Pearl Harbor. By Clive Thompson

Totally ignored in this is that the Japanese were the bad guys, perhaps Japanese gamers like playing the good guys like everyone else. That's what makes it different than this situation Thompson suggests:

"How would U.S. citizens react to a game where you played as the 9/11 terrorists, flying planes into the World Trade Center? Will our grandchildren find that fun in 60 years?"

Got it?

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