"Members of the Cuban press express their concerns over certain material in Call of Duty: Black Ops and Paul Gale Network asks readers in general, what they think of controversial themes in games."
I think a player should be smart enough to not act out or manipulate ideas used in black ops, as well as any other video game. It is for entertainment.
Gamers should be smart enough that's true. I think that with the whole Taliban thing, Mohammad thing in Southpark and all of that, people need to relax a little.
The Taliban issue is a bit different but you've got the right idea. People need to chill!
Does controversy matter? Um, I think the more important question to ask is does Cuba matter to you? Seriously, who the hell cares what those communists say. They'll take any opportunity they can to slander Amercia, whats new?
Controversy never really affects me personally in gaming (at least not yet). But wow they're mad!
so should vietnam be upset to?
"sociopathic"? really? that's harsh.
I had the exact same thought.
Its not like Black Ops needs Cuba's support anyways. Their was 3.6 million people playing it on xbox live just before I turned it off.
yheh, just like fuck the states about the Taliban thing. fuck USA.
fuck usa the game would be banned if it was reagan instead of castro
Cuba's not the only one that's not happy. I am none too pleased myself at the sh!t rushed job of a lazy port.
I have no real gripe with the technical quality, but it seems they've learned some bad habits from infinity ward. Another short, easy and mostly uninteresting single player campaign. I just finished it, in fact the credits are still running. At least the story made a lot more sense than the crapfest that is MW2. And I think they may have played too much MGS4, some of the cut scenes were overly long and boring. Not on the scale of MGS but still much longer than is typical for COD. Zombie mode is still cool though :)
''And I think they may have played too much MGS4, some of the cut scenes were overly long and boring. Not on the scale of MGS but still much longer than is typical for COD.'' Dude... What does MGS has to do with COD?
If Cuba didn't want to be in the game they should of never let a fatigue wearing bearded cigar chomping dictator into power.
hey u idiiot, you are totoally wrong... why was there outcry when taliban were suppose to be added to MOH?? will u than say america shouldn't feel wronged about taliban being in the game coz they went to war with them themselves. I want a game where i can shoot americnas instead of cubans,germans,russians,arabs. ....... but that won't happen coz america is a hypocrite pice of shit. they say they have freedom of expression but not in reality... there is an acheievemnt in black ops in which u head shoot casto. what about head shooting Obama?
Simple. Most FPS are directly targeted towards American audiences. Whether cultrally or politically, games like this one is intended for the US point of view. If you want a game where you can kill Americans then pray that any second or third world country would achieve this for your pleasure. As for me, I don't play games because I can kill a dictator or a Russian, German, or a Japanese. I play them because they are fun. If you just care about killing Americans in games then good for you. A bit fucked up in the head you are, but I guess people come in different flavors.
how do you put a space between your name?
Ur a piece of shit. ..... I guess u have no knowledge of American history. ...... do u remember the Brothers in Arms when the Cubans shot down 4 American planes, and for no reason at all. ........ I loved the fact that u can put a slug in Castro's melon Cubans are very racist I know this first hand I'm from Miami tons of Cubans here they hate black people. .... being a black man myself I say fuck Cubans
@Frak Not that I really care what flag the polygons models in my games carry, as I am playing them just to have some fun. But I agree, MOH could have had some pretty rad minigames considering terrorists. But if it helps, you can always pick up GTAIV and kill Americans for your pleasure as much as you want(civilians, police officers and maybe even military personel!). Not to mention the main Character is Russian. Many Americans do that too without even noticing.
Obviously you dont nothing about the history of Cuba. 1st of all Cuba was run by a 'Evil' Dictator and it was a brothel and drug haven for rich white americans and the mafia. There was no Embargo on cuba. Then Fidel Castro starts a 'Peoples' Rebellion and replaces Pres Batista. No Embargo. American government celebrated because they thought they would get even more from castro. What Castro then did was his biggest mistake. He kicked out the Mafia, banned prostitution, banned gambling and closed all American Businesses and Oil Companies etc that supported Batista's evil regime. he then replaced them so they were Cuban owned. then the Embargo happened. All Castro did was give his people back what was rightfully theres and he has had no choice but to keep Cuba Communist all these years because he got paranoid because of the 600 plus assassination attempts and the fact that he knows or believes that if he is gone or allows american business to return then Cuba will turn back into to being Europe and America's Brothel. whether he is right or wrong thats up to debate. but the man is not evil. and if you lived outside of america you would know that. the whole world supports that the embargo on cuba stops. there are only 3 countries that don't. USA, Israel and i think Georgia. And if you point out to the fact that all those Cubas that left and continue to leave means its a terrible country. check how much money these cubans have. thats right most a rich. and in cuba fidel believes that there should be classes societies. meaning every human being is equal. so if you are rich then its hard to be ultra rich. you do have to support the poor. and thats why they have one of the best health care systems in the world. for a really poor nation thats pretty good. learn the facts before make silly comments. and im no supported of communism. i hate communism. and i don't believe Fidel Castro is some Angel. He's not. Banning free speech etc is never acceptable. but i understand that Cuba is poor because of the embargo not Castro. and that if the embargo was lifted it within the next 15 years would be a democracy (a socialist democracy like norway or denmark or most of europe)
Bubbles for well spoken and convincing arguments. Taught me a little something, and hopefully taught the xenophobic hypocrites on here a thing or two as well.
hmm very nice bubbles i didnt know Castro did those things to his people. I thought he was the usual dick head dictator
When I went in that room and shot Castro in the face, I remember thinking WTF! Hes still alive .
so the taliban thing matters to americuns so its super important the world pander to us. the cuba thing... not important. they are what, some pathetic third world nation? fuck them. the media in the usa tells me i should hate them so im going to, for not reason too.
Man, for your sake I really hope you're being ironic here. @topic I really really felt wrong about they putting Castro as one of the villains in the game. I mean WTF? The man is still alive, guys. You Americans are so strange, geez.
Thousands of gamers aren't too happy with BlackOps as it is. Cuba needs to get in line. Though... assassination of a guy who's actually still living. Not a smooth move.
pretty harsh to wake up one morning just to spit out your coffee on the magazine that says there's a super popular game released and the main objective in the game is to kill you.
Wow, you know thousands of gamers personally? Or did you get your ass kicked in black ops and decided that you didn't like it? Edit: Spoiler! If you actually played the game you would relize that the assassination attempt failed.
Cuba worry about fixing the repression of their people.
I'M pretty sure if they made a game where obama was assainated many americans would be angry.
haha i actully think alot of americans would be happy... and this is coming from an american
But Castro murders his own people our president does not tell you what you can watch, read, and so forth. Bottom line is the guy is a piece of shit. And I'm sure many Americans would not give a shit if Obama was assassinated in a game.
Not sure if you realize that he only has to do that because the capitalist folks are always trying to take the whole system down. Also, if you think USA is pure democracy, you're being soooooo naive. It's just a joke the fact that this country has only two political parties (and they're so different, aren't they? ¬¬)
was a pure democracy but you are a tard if you think that guy gives two shits about the citizens of his country. People in America have the freedom to bash the government, practice any religion they choose, read what ever they want. Can you do that in Cuba? NO. And to your last point, at least I can vote for a political party in America. Bottom line it's a Dictatorship and a shitty system. One guy has all the power and can do whatever to whomever he wants, and the people have to bend over and take it.
Should know that the United States isn't a pure democracy so I don't know why you would even bring it up ulissesnascim.
Absolutely not! cuba can stick their huge cigars up its butt for all i care.
It's not even Castro who you kill anyway! It's a body double, so get over it. It's a hypothetical situation in a videogame.
did anyone read the comments on the link to that Cuban website? They are some of the few left who are completely ignorant in Cuba. It's funny that Cuban "commentators" should complain about this, when they do not allow their own people to complain about anything. They have killed dissenters or kept dissenters "quiet" for 50 years and will use anything they can to deflect their own problems. Crappy Cuban government is still crappy.
What would Tony Montana say?
It's a bit of a weird one, if Castro was dead, fair enough, but the fact he's still alive and in the game just strikes me as a bit distasteful. I mean, it was, what, two years ago, he was the President of Cuba?
And isn't that ultimately what Treyarch were trying to get you to do? Think a little bit about the situation, weigh it up for yourself? I've not played it so can't comment, but I'd hope that Castro isn't portrayed as pure villain, and that it's all a bit more ambiguous than that.
I love the revisionist history.,...its a better time in the world then the depressing world war 2 setting...
Cubans are jus bitter people. .... the would find any excuse to rip America, Im not racist but I can't stand Cubans
"Im not racist but I can't stand Cubans" Im pretty sure racism falls somewhere in there, grouping people together and disliking them for their ethnicity.
It is a alternate reality, tough titty!
COD campings tend to leave a bad taste in the mouth, it borders too closely to Americans save the Worldz! and disregards everything else. MW's story for example isnt really modern it targets the Russians as the enemy... again.
i saw this one coming.. they should be mad
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