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March 27, 2007

Mayor of Ciudad Juarez orders the seizure of videogame set there

&tSWEAT collaborator Glen Carlson brought these news item to our attention:

GamesSpot reports that the Mayor of Ciudad Juarez has ordered the seizure of all available copies of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (GRAW2). GRAW2 is set in that town on the US-Mexico border where we set Crosser and La Migra. GamesSpot announced earlier this month that the Mayor denounced the game at the time of it's release for giving a horrendously wrong impression of the citizenry. Yesterday, Gamespot reported on the subsequent seizure of the games from store shelves. The original, spanish language, report from El Diario de Juarez was cited by the latter article.;/a> The comments to the GameSpot articles are illuminating for their impressions of what life on the border is like, and for the faith - or lack thereof - that games should be taken seriously.

Posted by SWEAT at March 27, 2007 10:16 AM