Iraq War Vets Express Support For Konami's Six Days in Fallujah

April 10, 2009 -

Thus far, reaction to Konami's just-announced Six Days in Fallujah has been largely negative.

But G4 spoke to several Iraq War veterans who are also gamers. These military men were optimistic about the game, which will be based on the controversial 2004 battle.

Sgt. Casey J. McGeorge, who spent 36 months in Iraq, told G4:

As a combat veteran and as a gamer, I have no problem whatsoever with the game... As long as it's made as realistically as possibly, I believe that this could be a good thing for both combat veterans and for the war in general.

Former Army Sgt. Kevin Smith:

Hopefully it will bolster support for military veterans by giving civilians insight into what this war was actually like for them... I really hope that this title receives positive press and encourages more empathy towards veterans after gamers have 'experienced' what they have gone through. On a side note, I really hope this game includes co-op!

USMC Gunnery Sergeant John Mundy:

You will have your group of idiots that try to be the terrorists and kill Americans and shout obscenities through the TV, damning American military personnel. But hey, those individuals can make fools of themselves all because of the protection that we military people give them each day... If someone doesn't agree with the game, they can spend their money elsewhere."


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Re: Iraq War Vets Express Support For Konami's Six Days in

I don't know why anyone is complaining about this title... there seems to be little to no outcry over the countless titles made based in WWII, or games based on Viet Nam... could it just be that the whiners are embarrassed slightly more about Iraq than the past wars?

Barring the nazis attempt at genocide, most atrocities that are carried out in any conflict are done on a pretty even level. War is not pretty, nor can you expect to EVER have a conflict fought that meets good PR requisites. What I find amusing, is many of the same people complaining about this particular game seem to find themselves pretty comfortable when playing something like GTA, so my guess is that they are only crying out for some stupid political view (people on both the far left and right do this, so don't start whining to me about taking any side).

If you've got a problem with this game, just don't buy it. Do not, however, pretend like your self serving crusade is justified by the deaths of people you never cared about until it was a political hot button, nor should you scream support for this game in some dogmatic attempt to show unity with the military if you have never served (clearly every soldier in the US has the right to do so, but the average gamer does not unless we're talking about a blood relative or friend of a soldier. Most others have no idea what they are talking about).

This conflict happened, no doubt about it. Trying to stop it's release is a sad form of attempted denial by people who just want it to go away. Well it won't. Stop trying to blame the military for your problems. You want to know why alot of the world looks at us like we are idiots? It's because of people who tote how great of a democracy we are, and then instead of actually doing anything with our democratic power we whine and complain like a bunch of helpless morons instead of acting in an intelligent and rational manner. ...I'm fairly certain, that the military cannot be blamed for that.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Benjamin Franklin

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Benjamin Franklin

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To comment on the WMDs Found in Iraq.

If anybody did any research you would have found this...

www.foxnews.com/politics/2006/06/22/report-hundreds-wmds-iraq/

So they found Hundreds of WMDs that were all Pre-Gulf war chemical weapons. All the WMDs that were recovered were from 1980s - 1991 which would have been rendered inert. To quote the article

The weapons are thought to be manufactured before 1991 so they would not be proof of an ongoing WMD program in the 1990s. But they do show that Saddam Hussein was lying when he said all weapons had been destroyed, and it shows that years of on-again, off-again weapons inspections did not uncover these munitions.

Offering the official administration response to FOX News, a senior
Defense Department official pointed out that the chemical weapons were
not in useable conditions.

This does not reflect a capacity that was built up after 1991," the
official said, adding the munitions "are not the WMDs this country and
the rest of the world believed Iraq had, and not the WMDs for which this
country went to war.

So there was WMDs but were they useable? No. Was there an active production of WMDs? according to this article...No.

 

 

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"...the chemical weapons were not in useable conditions."

"...the munitions 'are not the WMDs this country and the rest of the world believed Iraq had, and not the WMDs for which this country went to war.'"

I believe these two statements pretty much sum it up. Interesting that they were found, from an academic standpoint, but... not really relevant to what we were looking for.

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And now you can tell the ladies and gentlemen who sold them the weapons.

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This is the part where I go back and read my post when I'm not blazing angry, and ready to break something, and I have to apologize for popping off about WMDs, it is true we found them, and it is true what someone else said, is that most of them were given to them by us, or by us in a round a bout way, but either way, I think that the post above me now, has the right idea, we won't actually be able to tell anything about the game until we play it.

 

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I think we need a good balance of good points and bad points about the game, but it would be better and more accurate if we had those opinions from people who have played the game.

Videogame Crittics who never have played the game should never really be listened to, after years of this we should learn by now that not every controversy could be legitiment if the words don't come from someone who has ever really looked at the game in context and have accturely PLAYED the game.

 

I can understand the feelings of family members who have lost their sons and daughters in war, or even family members, but this game is more likely a tribute to the hard work and the suffering that these US marrines have to go though in the name of FREEDOM that many politicians like Mr Bush once spoke of.

And also, we have movies, books and TV documenteries about war, both fictional and real wars, so a game about a real war that is recent should not be of any consern.

Just play the game, and then decide. If not, then get your opinions from someone who HAS played the game. Or else you are only hurting yourself but proving how wrong you really are if you have never played the game at all.

 

For me, I don't like realistic games. I go for more of the abscure and crazy Japanese type of games so I would not be interested in this game at all. Plus I am hopeless at shooting. But I would not critisize this game at all mainly because I have never played it, but I will always point out a simple fact that you need to have PLAYED the game in order to make a fully accurate and informed opinion.

That is way more different than a voice of outcray without any real knowlage of what the game is all about.

Who knows, if you wait for the game to be finished and then play it, then you could be surprized.

 

 

TBoneTony

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Agreed with the last point.

 

However, looking to the entertainment media industry for realism and historical accuracy as well as honoring the parties involved is like looking to PETA for unbiased coverage of world food supplies. Any reason PETA has for giving statistics about world food consumption is for their own purposes. In PETA's case it's forcing veganism on everyone else. In the entertainment media industry, it's all for profit. Games done explicitly to prove a political point tend to suck. A lot.

So, this may be a very good game, it might be a lot of fun. Expecting it to be anything more than yet another first person shooter from the perspective of a quintessential soldier is rather stupid.

Then again, we may be pleasantly surprised.

 

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A game is just like a movie - it's supposed to be fun and/or educational, it can be used for propaganda or education, it's supposed to make money.

The most important factor? Choice! You don't have to buy it.

I will not buy this game.

End of debate.

ZAR.

 

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Ive never got the whole "its too soon" debate surely the time to express opinion and to learn about the event is while its still relevent. its all well and good learning what the vets went through so they get treated nice when they get back but shouldnt we be doing the learning while their coming back if not before?. otherwise its a case of too little too late right?.

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i'm a gamer vet that was even in iraq during the fallujah assault.

sadly not infantry, but i did get to watch the flight recroder data when my birds got back :)

also got to watch some vids a couple of marines brought back with'em from wherever they were :p

i don't care for it being made into a game, but i do think the timing is shitty.

its like the south park episode on aids, its not funny till after a certain time, and certainly not kewl with many people in general.

but i find it sad these whiners complain about a game, but not movies, or media blitzing of these things in other formats.

but when a game gets involved, or any other "interactive" form of anything, they go apeshit like its that differant.

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May I point out that Vets who served in Fallujah are helping to make the game as realisitic and true as possible? They also wanted the game to be made. Always wanted to say that, but my password wasn't working.

DarthCadeous501- Pink Halo 3 Ninja, Mongoose Suicidee, and Current Iron Man Hater

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Kaylakaze, it's nice to see you learned some nice pretty words in school.  Now go back and ask your mom what they mean.  The Armed Forces are an all volunteer force that, when you remove the asshats that are there solely for cash, are a professional force, believe in the job they do and are the military that the rest of the world tries to emulate.  You need to remove yourself from whatever hole you've buried yourself in and take a hard look at facts.  You won't get them from The Daily Kos, Huffington, or NPR.  Like you, they're a bunch of haters that really know nothing of the real world. 

Do yourself and society a favor.  Remove the blinders and go serve your countrymen instead of being content to be the armchair quarterback who's never played a day in their lives.

Dennis Jones, MSGT USAF (Ret)

 

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"You won't get them from The Daily Kos, Huffington, or NPR.  Like you, they're a bunch of haters that really know nothing of the real world."

Why, because you disagree with them?

Yikes.

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"You will have your group of idiots that try to be the terrorists and kill Americans and shout obscenities through the TV, damning American military personnel. But hey, those individuals can make fools of themselves all because of the protection that we military people give them each day."

 

Fuck you. You're nothing but a tool of corporate imperialism. If you want to go and kill people for your corporate masters for money, fine, but be honest about it. You're brainwashed thugs and you're not protecting jack shit of anyone in the US. If China was invading the US, I'd be shooting them and setting IEDs and shit too. You were a part of an illegal invasion of a soverign nation and you expect the people not to fight back?! Especially when shit like Fallujah happens?

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Wow...just...wow. Take your crap and get out of here you pile of shit. Your just like what the solider said. "People will shout at us and insult us, but we are still here to protect them". Not a perfect quote but the idea stands.

DarthCadeous501- Pink Halo 3 Ninja, Mongoose Suicidee, and Current Iron Man Hater

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Without a US military, you wouldn't have a chance to fight.  You'd just be slaughtered.  You don't have to agree with what has happened, but don't take it out on the soldiers.  They deserve our respect, not shit like this.

-- Obi

-- Obi

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His comment was indeed disrespectful, but just because the military put their lives on the line doesn't mean that they are exempt from critizism or wrong-doing.  You are in danger of countering his argument by giving him ammunition as to the arrogance of those in command.

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What is it about American soldiers that brings out the worst in far left lunatic bastards?

If you go crazy then I will still call you Superman.

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I think it might be the wholesale slaughter of innocent civilians. That gets people a little riled.

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Odd, because the far left seems to support wholesale slaughter when it suits THEIR needs.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Benjamin Franklin

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Benjamin Franklin

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While it is nice to set up a straw argument and discuss FAR left and FAR right, those of us in the CENTRE-left disapprove of the wholesale slaughter of innocent civilians too...

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Yet for some reason the same lunatic bastards didn't give a crap when Hussein was doing it to the Kurds.


If you go crazy then I will still call you Superman.

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If you want to blame some one, blame yourself, I'm tired of hearing this bullshit about la la la, soldiers are bad, and the war was bad, blame yourself god fucking damn it. 

It was partly the administrations fault, but blame your god damned selves, I don't normally get this fucking angry, but you, the person that hates the war cost me lives, you could have done something, you could have told congress that we needed help, or that we needed a better plan, or you could have told them to fuck off and let me and the rest of the guys that WERE ACTUALLY FUCKING THERE, do our job.  If the people of the United States had helped us out, instead of making it so we had to jump through hundreds of hoops to get what we needed.

Further more, I guess that you know exactly what you're talking about KaylaKaze, because I assume that you were there, and you have walked in the deserts of Iraq, and you've seen the WMDs that we found, and you've seen the prisons, and the mass graves.  I'm sure you've seen all of it, because you know so much about it.

What? you didn't know we did find WMDs? Really?!?! O guess what, I should have known, the media doesn't like us, so you don't actually know what is really going on do you?

Though for all your amazing stupidity, I still do my job, and you're still free due to the brave like my men.

-Idiots, the lot of them - SSGT -Yeah, but they're our idiots - ME On the topic of congress

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Stop the presses! We found those WMDs! Some dude on the internet said so!

It must be that evil liberal media keeping the truth from everyone!

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See the above post.

I cannot be certain of anyone's motivations regarding the lack of reporting, but I suspect that, yes, elements of the media didn't want to acknowledge that WMDs had been found - and the government was more than happy to let the matter slide rather than have the situation examined more thoroughly.

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Up until the point you made wild claims about WMDs I thought it was a fair rebuttal.  Now you just come across as a liar spouting anything to support your cause.

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You found WMDs?! Did you tell the Bush administration about this find?! 'Cause they've been looking like liars in the absence of those WMDs being found.

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Actually, they found hundreds of WMDs - chemical weapons, primarily mustard and sarin gas, as I recall. That was revealed years ago in declassified military documents.

I suspect that the reason the Bush Administration didn't parade them through the streets, so to speak, was in part because it would raise some uncomfortable questions about where Saddam got the weapons.

Hint: It was from us. Better to be thought of as a liar than an accomplice, I suppose.

I'm unaware of anything else that might have been found, but I am neither in the military nor in a position to be "in the know", as they say.

To the original poster: You, sir/madam, are a belligerent offensive troll, and ten times the sheep you believe our soldiers to be.

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I think it is more that finding WMDs that we knew existed and knew would be no good by now is akin to finding empty shell cases.  It is unsurprising the media didn't hail it as break-through

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I believe a few of them were still functional.

However, I was responding to the knee-jerk reaction of some of the members of this forum - including yourself - to troll and insult a member of the military for pointing out something that is true. Claiming that "no WMDs were found" is a fallacious argument, and your ad hominem attacks betray either your ignorance or contempt. Perhaps both.

Rather, you should point out that (to my knowledge) no evidence of an ongoing WMD program was found, and that the WMDs found predated 1991, when the WMD program supposedly stopped. While this is evidence that Saddam lied about destroying his cache of WMDs - and perhaps calls into question his truthfulness regarding continuing WMD development - it is not what we were searching for.

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Your argument is simply semantics; "We found something that would have at some point been dangerous but wasn't."  If you want to argue that something is metophorically cream instead of white, that is your perogative, but WMD stands for weapons of mass destruction and powder than cannot hurt anyone does not fulfill the criteria for this acronym.  Also I find that your hypocracy over critising someone for ad hominem attacks followed by calling them ignorant or contemptuous quite amusing.

Facts:  Alongside the claims that Saddam could launch an attack on the UK or US inside 45 minutes was that he had weapons that could cause mass deaths.  He couldn't and he didn't.  Claiming otherwise is either splitting hairs or simply deception, whether of self or of others.

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Mustard and sarin gas are *both* classified as weapons of mass destruction.

WMDs were found - to argue otherwise is, as I said, fallacious.

Your analogy is incorrect - you are, essentially, trying to argue cream color isn't included in white.

There are plenty of perfectly valid arguments as to why the WMDs discovered should not absolve the previous administration of the claims made before entering the war - I am not arguing that point, and even gave some of them to you!

But the previous poster said only that WMDs were discovered. They were! Whether or not they were what we were looking for is beside the point, unless he had claimed otherwise. He did not.

As to your other assertion, I was not making an ad hominem attack, but an observation. Either you were unaware of the located WMDs:

Ignorance 1. The condition of being ignorant; the want of knowledge in general, or in relation to a particular subject; the state of being uneducated or uninformed.

or you were aware of the facts and simply in a rush to express your disdain for USMC Colonel James Slate.

Contempt 1. the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.

Contrary to what seems to be popular belief on the internet, there is nothing wrong with being ignorant on a subject. You cannot possibly know everything, and ignorance is easily remedied. To view that claim as an insult seems absurd. If you did know, then the charge of contempt seems well founded. Only you know which of those applies; I cannot and prefer not to make the judgement.

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Now wait a moment. One minute the comments are about how the troops may actually be respected while coming home, and then we have this. I don't normally defend the war in Iraq, but the troops, at least, don't deserve blame. They had their hearts in the right place: the goal is to take out dangerous terrorists. Now, I'm not saying the war was a good idea, as it was really poorly planned out and ended up killing many innocents, but the soldiers are mostly just trying to help. The soldiers don't deserve the blame here.

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'You will have your group of idiots that try to be the terrorists and kill Americans and shout obscenities through the TV, damning American military personnel. But hey, those individuals can make fools of themselves all because of the protection that we military people give them each day... [By playing the game, civilians] might be able to get a small understanding of what we have had to go through on a regular basis... If someone doesn't agree with the game, they can spend their money elsewhere."'

And i agree with it. Im surprised thsi game got criticized so quickly within only a few days of its announcment.

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Yeah, really. NOBODY would know this game existed if people didn't make such a big deal of it all. it's sickening.

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so let me get this straight..

 

soldiers who were actually IN THE WAR have no problem with the game..

but people not directly involved, feel as though its acceptable to call for a ban on this game, on behalf of these soldiers, who havent got a problem with it?

confused!!!

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Apparently your facts are wrong.

-- Dan "SWATJester" Rosenthal; Executive Director, http://www.gameslaw.net

-- Dan Rosenthal

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Not really, even the soldier a couple of days ago who didn't like the idea of the game concluded with a 'People who don't like this idea should not buy the game'

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You mean the one you just replied to?  That soldier from a couple days ago?

The only problem I have with what these soldiers (in this article) are saying is that they, too, want to see a "realistic depiction of what it was like" (paraphrased).

As was covered previously...I find the odds of the game being at all entertaining or fun, and accurately portraying what it was like to be in Fallujah, to be slim at best.  I wonder if the guys quoted above really thought about that.  What was their experience over there like?  They may not be offended by the idea of a game about the Iraq war, but would the really want to relive what they experienced over there in a video game?  Would anyone?

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"If someone doesn't agree with the game, they can spend their money elsewhere.""

This.

Unfortunately though, certain people will not play the game anyway adn will maintain their opinions, and certain peopel who do play it will do so with a VERY biased eye.

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"Former Army Sgt. Kevin Smith:

Hopefully it will bolster support for military veterans by giving civilians insight into what this war was actually like for them... I really hope that this title receives positive press and encourages more empathy towards veterans after gamers have 'experienced' what they have gone through. On a side note, I really hope this game includes co-op!

I already have a script written up for Mall Rats in Fallujah."

 

Go Kevin Smith!

Trevor Gray ganjookie@yahoo.com

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But they're gamers and the interview was conducted by G4 who are (hypothetically) gamers. Clearly this is part of the Thompson Repugnant Interactive Pixellated Entertainment Conspiracy (Or TRIPE Conspiracy for short)

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You, good sir, deserve a cookie.

--- "Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow?" -Andrew Ryan

--- "Is a man not entitled to the jizz in his mouth?" -Antonio Banda

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Oh that was a good one, nice work!

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XD Brilliant!!!

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Actually making sense and what I've been saying.  I mean no offense but Americans are so sick of this war, we've detached from it and veterans are now feeling like vietnam 2.  AKA, returning to a country that blames them for events they had no choice in.

Showing the soldiers side can only bolster support and who knows, this might even be the first generation of veterans we actually take care of.

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Wow. Didn't expect this. Care to respond, Dan?

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The military is not a homogenous organization. There's a wide array of opinions, and I support the concept of voting with your wallet as Gunny Mundy recommends. I disagree with his concept that the military "grants" that right to be an idiot. The military does not grant anyone free speech, nor does the war in Iraq have anything to do with us defending it. That's just jingoism. The Constitution grants us the right to freedom of speech as a fundamental right, one that exists regardless of the state of government and does not need to be granted, but rather be protected from infringement.

-- Dan "SWATJester" Rosenthal; Executive Director, http://www.gameslaw.net

-- Dan Rosenthal

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Technically in the founding fathers' conception, the Constitution doesn't grant us anything either. Our rights come from our Creator and the government--military and all--simply protects them.

If you go crazy then I will still call you Superman.

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+1 Internet for using the word 'Jingoism'!

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james_fudgeSorry for the downtime today, folks.12/18/2014 - 5:54pm
 

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