Gamer Mania 2

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Las Vegas Mayor Fires Off on Rainbow Six

"Now Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman is taking exception to the setting of another Tom Clancy game, Ubisoft's upcoming Rainbow Six Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Goodman has an issue with the game's plot, which sees terrorists taking over a swanky casino on the city's Strip and seizing a number of hostages.

Goodman reportedly said the game was "based on a false premise," adding he has been repeatedly told by government officials that Las Vegas is "the safest place imaginable" when it comes to terrorist attacks. The mayor also said he'll look into whether or not the city can prevent the game from being released. "It could be harmful economically, and it may be something that's not entitled to free speech [protection]," Goodman is quoted as saying."

What the hell!? If there's one thing that pisses me off the most, it's people like this guy. I mean, it's a damn game for Christ's sake! Of course it's based on a false premise. It's not like Ubisoft is coming out and saying, "we're making a game based in Las Vegas because it's infested with terrorists."

Games have to be based somewhere, and a game like Raindow Six, I'd be happy that it's based in my city. It's not going to hurt the economy. If anything, it'll attract people because of how damn cool the city looks in the game and they might want to see the places from the game in person. I don't even give a second thought to the exact city a game is based in, as long as it looks awesome, let alone be scared to go there because of the game.

And I don't believe Vegas is all too safe. I bet they have gangs, and murders, and everything else bad going on. That is what this mayor should worry about fixing, not what's in a game. It's like some dude is looking to go there and he says, "Oh, a few people got murdered there yesterday, that's fine, but I'm not going there because a game with terrorists in it was based there."

Get working on what really matters, Mr. Goodman. Oh yeah, and good luck stopping a game this popular a few months from its release.

I'm still waiting for Princess Peach to sue Nintendo for making her kingdom look evil..


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