By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
If you’re a gamer, you’ll know from experience that PC shooters are very common and mostly very enjoyable. Who doesn’t enjoy shooting opponents on the screen? A lot of those games are also available free of charge and online, and one of them is currently causing a huge amount of controversy.
The game is called “Muslim Massacre” and as the name implies, it involves shooting Muslim characters – as many as possible. The premise of the game is that the US has declared war on Islam and it’s your mission to kill as many Muslims as possible. So pick up your high-powered weapons and go for it. You can see right away the potential for an uproar.
The developer of the game is unapologetic and says he loves playing it. Muslims are obviously outraged and are calling for the game to be banned and taken offline. But how do you take a game offline? The short answer is you obviously can’t. If the developer wants the game kept online, he can move it around various online locations and make the download links freely available to anyone that wants them.
So what do you think, GAS gamers? Is this a deeply offensive game or are Muslim people just overreacting?
Via – Guardian News Blog