Rumor: Sony Considered Publishing Controversial ‘Six Days in Fallujah’

Remember Six Days in Fallujah, the super controversial shooter that focused on the real-life Second Battle of Fallujah in Iraq? Well it now appears that Sony might have played a part in the game’s development, at one point considering publishing the title. - PSLS

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doctorstrange2230d ago

Thankfully they didn't, the whole idea of an entertainment based product focusing on a recent battle in a region soldiers were still in just isn't right.

Foolsjoker2230d ago

I think for the industry to mature, we need to approach all topics, and not avoid a topic bc some ppl dont like to talk about.

doctorstrange2230d ago

But not with a runofthemill shooter (judging by the previews) that did little to elevate the discussion. There's a difference between being controversial because you address a tough topic, and being controversial to get extra media attention.

Baka-akaB2230d ago (Edited 2230d ago )

How do you even know it isn precisely adressing a tough topic in a serious manner ?

Besides why shouldnt run of the mill "anything" be addressing such topics ?

Seems arbitrary and ridiculous to me when every other medium can do it in all impunity , even in a comedy or bad taste fashion .

At last , not everyone is american . There is usually no qualm about using other countries and factions as a foe or even source of ridicule , why should USA be so protected and spared from exposure ?

BALLARD322230d ago

Well said. It would be a great way to teach history, honestly.

Dee_912229d ago

the chances of a video game showing america in a bad light is highly unlikely.according to vallencer comment bellow about actual soilders helping with the game further proves my point.I agree it would be great for people to know what happened over there but not the american "right winged" version that this game would have told.But what really happened.

ziggurcat2229d ago

this isn't quite the same as this, but the recently released sony exclusive papo & yo touches on some pretty uncomfortable issues...

LNDCalling2229d ago

Pedophila game.. here we come!

Where do you intend to draw the limits then eh?

I can't believe you got 76 agrees for games including whatever subject you want including Pedophila!


Enigma_20992229d ago (Edited 2229d ago )

... and at the same time, people need to mature and accept the fact that some people are decent enough to say "I don't feel comfortable doing this." Give and take.

And excuse me, but when does "Allan Becker, my former Sony boss and the man who started Sony Santa Monica" stand for SONY as a whole?


I hear you... but you think a video game is the best way to do this?

NJShadow2229d ago

Very true. And didn't I hear something awhile back about these shooters helping soldiers deal with PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)?

People constantly think that these games will freak out soldiers, or push them over the edge, when in reality many of them are fighting a battle in their own minds every day, and need something to help relieve the tension. Because to them, extreme stress and awareness was just another day at work. Now they're in a civilian setting with that same psyche of stress and awareness.

I say Sony should have went for it.

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dudeOplenty2230d ago

They weren't solders.. They were Marines. As someone who was infantry during fallujah, I don't mind this game and was disappointed when it was dropped. The public is afraid to hear the story as it was the worst war the US fought since Vietnam. But our story deserves to be acknowledged and told. Not ignored for the sake of bliss.

vallencer2230d ago (Edited 2230d ago )

I don't know how much you've kept up with it but they have guys that were IN that battle working on the game with them. Not only that but there were plenty of parents that had their sons die in the battle that wanted the game made to show people what war is really like. And to also show everyone what happened over there. I think it should get published because taboo topics need to start appearing in games for us to go anywhere.

Hufandpuf2229d ago

Medal of Honor 2010 had worked with real soldiers too, yet not many people liked the game because the campaign wasn't "exciting" enough.

gtr_loh2229d ago

Actually IIRC; the people that got this game un-published were those who had their son's and daughters currently in the war hence why the game wasn't published in 2011 as planned by Konami, and thus scrapped. Sony would need quite a bit of winning over angry parents once they release this game.

SPAM-FRITTER-1232230d ago (Edited 2230d ago )

LOL. Never coming out so don't get your Y-fronts in a twist.

i wanted the game from get go but not gonna happen.

R.I.P 6DIF. may we only hope someone has the nuts to release you.

TekoIie2229d ago (Edited 2229d ago )

Dude it did eventually come out (sorta)...

Basically it got a name change and a new setting and is called breach. Its on the XBL marketplace not sure about anywhere else though. Its actually a really good game :)

rdgneoz32230d ago

Guessing you never heard of the movie Black Hawk Down. Came out in 2001, based off a book that came out in '99, about a battle that occurred which was part of Operation Gothic Serpent and was fought on October 3 and 4, 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia.

The book came out 6 years after the battle, and the movie around 8 years after. Never got a chance to read the book, but the movie is damn good. Some products are not just for entertainment, but they help to educate people about things they never knew about or never knew that well.

duplissi2229d ago

.... not sure if trolling either.

first of all this is sony, and i dont believe they would be considering publishing a game that does the war injustice- it seems to me that sony has more integrity than that.

if your not, how is this different than something like jarhead, generation kill, act of valor, hurt locker, green zone, medal of honor, etc? there is no difference. sure some devs/movie studios may make someting with no taste just for shock value, however most of the time its made with careful reverence and to honor and remember those who were lost, also to educate.

we cant just bury our head in the sand and stick our fingers in our ears just because something tragic happened, it is better to honor them by learning about what happened, you also cant expect the world to stop spinning either. if you truly care honor them in your own way and dont get the game if it comes out, otherwise i think it is better to remember those who died by learning about what happened, whether it be a movie or a game.

AtomicGerbil2229d ago (Edited 2229d ago )

I don't see the problem when it was fully endorsed by those that were there, or so I was led to believe.

Edit: After a quick search, turns out the marines involved asked for it to be made.

triplev162229d ago

If it's done in good taste and can tell the story accurately, I think this game can play a role informing the general public, rather than (hopefully not) using the source material as a means to simply "glorify" the recent events. IMO it has to be done in a mature way. Just my thoughts.

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topgeareasy2230d ago

they should of published it. IMO

media backlash would of been entertaining

DisgaeFanJason2230d ago

that will be cool and released it on the vita for some more hype imagine the press.

noorizer2230d ago

This game should be published. Our rights are slowly being taken away... even your rights to play a video game.

LOL_WUT2230d ago

It would've been a first day buy for me if this were true.

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