Last week GamePolitics reported on a peace group’s protest that forced changes to the America’s Army exhibit at Wisconsin’s Summerfest.
Huntsville, Alabama’s WAFF-48 now reports that a similar protest is planned at an Air Show in Duluth, Minnesota. Michele Naar-Obed of a group called Loaves and Fishes criticized the game, in which players seated in a Humvee shoot at virtual enemy combatants:
I’m very upset over this. I think this is just insane that they would use this kind of venue to train our youth to kill people.
An Army recruiter dismissed the criticism, however. SFC John Haymond told WAFF:
It’s kind of curious that some people would object to a virtual army experience game when the central draw to the Duluth Air Show is the Blue Angels who are flying F-18 Super Hornet strike aircraft, which last time I checked, was a military weapon.
Haymond added that no one under 17 is permitted into the exhibit. The air show is setting up a separate area for protesters of the game.