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Old 11-22-2004, 04:23 AM   #1
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JFK Assassination Game

And to have the complete indecency to release it today of all days..nothing in this world is sacred anymore

Company Launches JFK Assassination Game

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - A British company said Sunday it was releasing a video game recreating the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy.

A spokesman for the president's brother, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., called the game ``despicable.''

The Glasgow-based firm Traffic said ``JFK Reloaded'' was an educational ``docu-game'' that would help disprove conspiracy theories about Kennedy's death. The game is due to be released Monday, the 41st anniversary of the shooting in Dallas.

Traffic said the game challenged players to recreate the three shots fired at the president's car by assassin Lee Harvey Oswald from the Texas School Book Depository.

Traffic's managing director, Kirk Ewing, said the game - available as an Internet download for $9.99 - would ``stimulate a younger generation of players to take an interest in this fascinating episode of American history.''

``We've created the game with the belief that Oswald was the only person that fired the shots on that day, although this recreation proves how immensely difficult his task was,'' Ewing said.

In a statement, Traffic said it was ``determined to promote the title respectfully,'' given the sensitivity of the subject.

Sen. Kennedy's spokesman, David Smith, would not comment on whether the family was taking any action to stop the game's release.

``It's despicable. There's really no further comment,'' Smith said, adding that the Washington office started getting calls about the game Friday.

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I saw that on CNN.com....i was in disbelief. That's DISGUSTING, and something I think all of us can actually agree on here.

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to be perfectly honest. I don't see how its any worse than any of the games based on the gulf war, vietnam, world war 2. They all glorify death, based on real life suffering.

It's not in the best of taste, but there's no reason to buy it.
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This is disgusting. Yuck! Some people just don't have any taste.
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I am about to get sick.....
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this reminds me of something i read in the local paper a couple of weeks ago. some toy company has started manufacturing action figures of one of the Nazi death squads, in full uniform and complete with 'cool' weapons.

the glorification of violence in our culture is disturbing.
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that is very sad. what new lows will we sink to?
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We've had violent video games for years and years. Are we bothered that we are putting a recognizable name to the game's victim?
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I would think some of us are disturbed by violent video games, no matter how long they've been out. This is a new twist on an old game.

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