Local leader says he'll examine legal options to prevent the game's release, claims it could be "economically harmful" to the city.
By Brendan Sinclair, GameSpot
Posted Jul 13, 2006 10:11 am PT
North Korea. Venezuela. Las Vegas. A mutual disapproval of games makes strange bedfellows. Officials from all three of these places have decried games based within their jurisdictions.
In May, Venezuelan legislator Gabriela Ramirez called Pandemic Studios' upcoming shooter Mercenaries 2 " a justification for imperialist aggression." In the game, players drop into Venezuela to help settle an oil dispute, take on "a power hungry tyrant," and blow stuff up.