6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War Message

August 6, 2009 -

When we last heard from Joseph DeLappe, the artist/professor was was participating in online matches of the Defense Department's own America's Army game as a means of protesting the war in Iraq.

Now DeLappe and machinima artist J. Joshua Diltz have collaborated on 6 Days in Call of Duty 4. The anti-war video project combines a static view of CoD4 multiplayer action with a mobile cam. The kill count scrolls in a separate window. Diltz describes the project, which incorporates the recent Six Days in Fallujah controversy in its title:

"6 Days" is an experimental documentary that examines the consequences of a military conflict that rages over a period of six consecutive days in a virtual game world.  Through the lens of both a static and roaming ground camera, the movie captures both  visceral action and a sobering body count.

Based in the game "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare", the film pays homage to the lives, both military and civilian lost during the Second War of Fallujah.

Download a copy here...

Partially via: Kotaku


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Re: 6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War ...

Now, just for my own, personal $0.02...

The 'movie' if you want to call it that, simply shows CoD4 being played.  Like I couldnt get that watching any of the other war action game videos that are out, trying to hype their future release dates: Battlefield 1943, Wolfienstein, Starcraft 2, etc, etc, etc.  If he wants to protest war, using CoD4 is not very effective means to that end.

Re: 6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War ...

Wow, "War sucks". What a profound message we were completely unaware of until this visionary came along to educate us, the great uneducated masses. /sarcasm

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Re: 6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War ...

I hear you, man.

I mean, when you get down to it, EVERYBODY (minus the horribly insane) is against war. It just comes down to those who realize it's a sad necessity, and those who would rather be sitting ducks.

Re: 6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War ...

So, your in the crowd that says "If we knew then, what we know now about Irag, we would STILL have gone'?  So, you would walk my country in to a foolish war, that costs over three trillion dollars, 10K dead soldiers, and 50K+ serious and long term injuried soldiers, JUST, because you think its necessary?  Ok Caesar...

If you can justify the Iraq war, start with those WMD's.

The only people who justify war, are the ones whom A) are insane B) Never faced war C) Know they dont have to be sent to fight it or D) Are both stupid and foolish.  Now, if you think war is a, as you put it, '...a sad necessity...', why dont you go join the US Army and ask to be deployed immediately after basic training to Afghanistan.

Re: 6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War ...

The problem with that argument is that it facilitates unnecessary wars like the one in Iraq.  Not all wars are necessary.  In fact, very few are, and those very few wars are only necessary when politicians botch diplomacy so badly that they make a bad situation worse.

Re: 6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War ...

Tell that to England and Russia circa 1938.

Re: 6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War ...

Ah, the douche that would spam a list of dead soldiers as a form of "protest" in game. Didn't he do that with CoD too? How lazy can you be? But of course I'm sure he thinks what he's doing is "important work" in between moments of putting his head between his legs and reveling in the smell of his own flatulence.

Re: 6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War ...

At least this time he is using a less trolly tactic.

Regardless of message, I can only look down on his behavior in the multiplayer games.

Re: 6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War ...

I don't get it.

Re: 6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War ...

Me either.  Am I supposed to be horrified by all the dead pixels on the virtual ground?  It's just a game, ffs.

Re: 6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War ...

Is it really neccesary to protest the war now that we have a president in office who is against it?


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Re: 6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War ...

He's so against these wars that he's ordered strikes in Pakistan!

Re: 6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War ...

If he's against it he has a funny way of showing it.  If you're against something you usually don't do it.  I assure you he's ordered many military strikes since he became commander in chief.  That means he's for it.  Like a lot of things Obama has said, what comes out of his mouth and what he actually does are two very different things.  He's also 'against' 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell', and as C-in-C he has the power to stop it with a single order, but he hasn't yet ordered it stopped.

Re: 6 Days in Call of Duty 4 Machinima Offers Anti-War ...

Just because he's Commander in Chief, doesnt mean, he can pull everyone out the very next day.  Moving 150,000+ soldiers, equipment and such in a short time, is a logistical nightmare.  While that process is underway, the military can still support the Irags in stablizing their country.

But your rant, is not aimed at Mr. Obama, or how he conducts his presidency.  Your rage, is not rational.  This person, has done you no damage or hardship (or none you are explaining). 

Personally, I'm happy with Obama.  He's raised the White House IQ by 100 points (not hard, when your previous competition was dumber then pond scum).  He doesnt like the status quo on alot of things (including the military).  But changing that addiction to the status quo, doesnt happen over night. 

As to the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy.  That will be changed with time.  The more this country accepts homosexuality as a reality, and not just something to be ashamed of.  You can thank the GOP for that issue, not Democrats.

Just like the debt, the wars, the economy, enviroment, legal issues, spying against US citizens.  All that, created by the GOP for the last eight years.

 
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