Submitted by longcat 1499d ago | news

Holocaust game is cancelled

An Israeli who devised a video game based on a Jewish uprising at Auschwitz has cancelled its launch, saying he is distraught by the negative reaction. (industry, Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

SpinalRemains138  +   1499d ago
Negative reaction? Isn't that a shock. We're only discussing the single most disgusting, controversial thing of the 20th century. Who knew? Let's do what the rest of the world wants us to do and forget about the whole thing, until it's time to donate to another museum.
garrod  +   1499d ago
Forgetting about it is probably the most inhumanly disrespectful thing you could do to all those people who unjustly lost there lives though don't you think? I mean no one tries to go an pretend the 9/11 never happened. Or Hurricane Katrina, in fact they never shut up about it which gets annoying cause there are plenty of other worse things that happen in the world every single day.
maruyuki  +   1499d ago
i strongly agree with you guys

it almost seems like they are trying to deny its existence.it almost seems like the people trying to stop this are nazis themselves

its one thing to be a nazi character in this game and be the one pulling the gas chamber lever

its another thing to be revealing how much IT WAS FUCKING LIKE HELL ON EARTH.(at least in hell they dont measure how long it will take for someone to explode from pressure) and probably have the FIRST jewish hero in any videogame
HolyOrangeCows  +   1499d ago
Denying and making it "off limits" are both equally asinine suggestions if you ask me. It's history.

"It's as tasteless as a game depicting slaves, slaughtering their rich, white slave owners trying to escape the plantation. There both very dark periods in human history and shouldn't be taken lightly. "
That's tasteless? And videogames automatically mean "taking things lightly"?
If that's tasteless, tell me; are you against WWII games where you fight Nazis? Or are you just against anything based off of unfortunate events?
If unfortunate events and history are too dark for you, close your eyes and cover your ears; it happens every day.

So if they used _____ engine, it would make a difference?

"Nazis hated Jews for many viable reasons but the way they proceded violently after that was the bad thing.
I would say that Jews are overrated seriously"

Wow....I hope you're just trolling.
"Nazis hated Jews for many viable reasons"? "Viable reasons"?
"Jews are overrated"?!
And then your response post BLAMES the jews for the German economy.
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MsmackyM  +   1499d ago
"That's tasteless? And videogames automatically mean "taking things lightly"?
If that's tasteless, tell me; are you against WWII games where you fight Nazis? Or are you just against anything based off of unfortunate events?
If unfortunate events and history are too dark for you, close your eyes and cover your ears; it happens every day"

I didn't say it being a video game automatically makes it tasteless, but using an old Wolfenstien mod to portray a Jewish struggle is.
NarooN  +   1499d ago
I won't deny that the Holocaust was a horrible event, but to call it the "worst" thing is kinda questionable. Go search up "Unit 731". You'll have your mind blown at what those guys did to other humans in WW2.
mobijoker  +   1499d ago
The subject is very much controversial as half of the world sees that from this incident,israel has gained the most.Game is game.Why bring controversy in it?
yewles1  +   1499d ago
Very dissapointing news. VERY, very dissapointing.
Dsnyder  +   1499d ago
You look like jesus. Just had to point that out lol.
BlmThug  +   1499d ago
Im Guessing Your Saying Yewles1 Avatar Looks Like Jesus, I Doubt Jesus Looks Like A Fat Homeless
Motorola  +   1499d ago
homeless? thats mean, whats that behind him there? A room, which is in a house/apartment most of the time
Pumbli  +   1499d ago
Motorola - Nah, that's a soup kitchen.
The real killer   1499d ago | Offensive
Kakihara  +   1499d ago
They heard Uwe Boll recently made a holocaust movie and they didn't want people to associate their game with such a horrible thing as a Uwe Boll movie.
ScentlessApprentice7  +   1499d ago
Uwe Boll is a skidmark on the fabric of the movie industry...
but he isn't quite incorrigible. He directed the movie Rampage, which is one of the most exhilarating, man's man movies I've seen in a while (and no, it doesn't star any big monkeys or big lizards).

The actual plot is alright, but the action in that movie was great. Kind of twisted, but also funny and memorable.
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maniacmayhem  +   1499d ago
Rampage is the worse movie Uwe has turned out. Quick shots and MTV edits do not make a good movie.
A person going around shooting everyone because he thinks they're also does not make a good movie.

Awful plot, awful pacing and even worse acting.
Honest_gamer  +   1499d ago
What a f*cking disgrace this game is spitting on the memory of all them killed this guy should be shot or even better yet his family, friends and there family gassed then forced to make a game on it
Bromeslice  +   1499d ago
Relax, man.
Honest_gamer  +   1499d ago
Yes you are right I over reacted I didn’t read the artical just the title I just assumed it was ur a nazi killing jews my bad but with a title like that giving totally the wrong impression
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AEtherbane  +   1499d ago
That's why you're supposed to read the article first.....
Mista T  +   1499d ago
wait, is this game about jewish people in a camp rising up and escaping out of the camp, or nazis stoping jews from escaping
MsmackyM  +   1499d ago
Pretty shameful attempt at a video game. It's as tasteless as a game depicting slaves, slaughtering their rich, white slave owners trying to escape the plantation.
There both very dark periods in human history and shouldn't be taken lightly.
Mista T  +   1499d ago
yeh, well the problem/difference here is that slave owners didn't throw their slaves in gas chambers and starved them to the bone.
MsmackyM  +   1499d ago
@Mista T
No, I don't think they had gas chambers then. They just raped, tortured, and killed them. And lets not forget the million upon millions that didnt make pan Alantic journey.
Mista T  +   1499d ago
yes, I agree with that. you win. I forgot
BannedForNineYears  +   1499d ago
Link to this article = http://n4g.com/news/666562/...
666! D:
za3redrum  +   1499d ago
Making a game of the Holocaust is just sick. Maybe the developer of the game should visit Auschwitz once in a while to see this is totally not a joke, or should be a game.
Merivigian  +   1499d ago
Maybe you should too.
za3redrum  +   1489d ago
Ehm, I've been there myself last summer.
G-Ham  +   1499d ago
Fucking dick heads making them cancel this game, The creator himself lost family in the holocaust, its hardly a commercialised launch either. It's ok to make a video game killing innocent civilians but not a game about a jewish uprising, Its a mod this guy put his time into and deserves to at least be released.
yewles1  +   1499d ago
*agrees strongly*
CrzyFooL  +   1499d ago
Freedom of Speech!! The game is pro-jewish and yet the ADL is against it? Well I'm pro-covenant and I'm against Halo!!

Seriously tho, I'm Jewish and I don't get why this game can;t be made. I mean it's just a Wolf3d mod anyway, not even a real game.
soundslike  +   1499d ago
Ironic Shock:
When I first heard about the "controversy" one group was trying to stir up about some supposed Holocaust game, my initial reaction was,

"well yea maybe in 2010 the graphics might be too disturbing to be tasteful on any level, I mean ITS NOT LIKE ITS MADE ON THE OG DOOM ENGINE RIGHT?"

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CrzyFooL  +   1499d ago
Wolf 3d mods are totally brand new games!!

If it was on the build engine and had Duke 3d graphics that shit would be toooo much.
PSjesus  +   1499d ago
Hey let's make a game about Palestinian's Holocaust at least it
still happening since 50s till now and no one tried to stop it.
I hate politics and all controversial stuff,WWII had victims from all Europe and from different religions not just one.
Arknight  +   1499d ago
You have to be kidding me if you think you can equate anything happening today to the amount of Jews tortured and killed during the Holocaust.
QuantumSponge  +   1499d ago
...it's fucking Wolfenstein.

This is like getting worked up over fricking Custer's Revenge. So the makers of this game are a bunch of sad wankers with nothing better to do than make a crappy game about a touchy subject. So fucking what? It's not worth getting upset about, with all that's happening in the real world.
Bass_fisherman  +   1499d ago
And that 'Americans save the day' thingy in videogames really pisses me off sometimes.

Probably the Jew in this game was also american...
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PainisCupcake  +   1499d ago
Hey while these idiots are at it why not make a game about the murder of the Stalag Luft 3 escapees or the Melmedy massacre.
Merivigian  +   1499d ago
I say calling it out and saying "NO WE CAN'T HAVE A GAME LIKE THAT!" Is pure IGNORANCE. I bet you there are a good chunk of people who could care less about the Holocaust, just because they have never truly seen the types of things that happened. The main thing that Holocaust survivors say today "We must not forget." By sheltering the subject and making it a taboo to talk about doesn't really help it.. if anything it will make some forget about it faster.
FOXDIE  +   1499d ago
Holocust = overdone, yes its important, but there are more important issues today. For example the Isreal/palastine issue. Make a game about that, or is that to controversial?
VonBraunschweigg  +   1499d ago
In my opinion, the Holocaust should never be forgotten, and ALL media can be used to teach or remember, even software. But a game? Once a year we all dress up like GI's, Nazi's and Taliban or whatever and shoot the living crap out of eachother, which is good fun, but I don't want to see myself trying to avoid the gaschambers of Auschwitz or surviving in a ghetto. I learned about it and I will remember it, but I don't want to 're-play' those atrocities.
PSjesus  +   1498d ago
@ Arknight:

If you Count the number of poor Palestieans who get killed,tortured and
kicked from their land,they are tens more than the victims of the Holocaust
You just need a Unbiased glasses and a fair channel to see what is
happening in Gaza alone.try to live without house,electresity,water
Or parents 5yrs that what those people suffering from.
If you don't believe me just volunteer in red cross and take a trip to Gaza to see the Holocaust Live

>>>>don't know what happened to (reply)
DigitalRaptor  +   1498d ago
There's no way of weighing this as right or wrong. It's not that simple!

The developer is pro-Jewish and lost family in the Holocaust, but then again something such as this, which is embedded in the history books as arguably the darkest time in human history, shouldn't be depicted in a video game, where the main purpose is to have fun whilst playing.

Then again, this is a form of interactive media. Perhaps it's meant to be educational, or not.

But this topic is something that should be debated and not shrugged of with something as simple as "This is right" or "this is wrong".
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