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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ultra-violent video game mimics Mexican drug violence

An ultra-violent video game that is set in the Mexican border town Ciuada Juraraz has officials up in arms. It's not surprising given that they are busy trying to fight the real crime the game mimics. 6,000 people have died in drug-related violence in Ciudad Juarez in 2009/10 making it one of the deadliest cities in the world.

Game creator Ubisoft Entertainment says the game is due for release this summer. The game's promotional slogan tells players to, "Take justice into your own hands and experience the lawlessness of the modern Wild West." Mexican politician Ricardo Boone Salmon, said the state legislature unanimously approved a request this week asking the federal Interior Department to ban the game.


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