Another country is mad at a game. This time it’s Venezuela, where lawmakers and backers of President Hugo Chavez are ticked about “Mercenaries 2: World in Flames,” where you assume the role of a merc squad and tear things up in Venezuela.
The game isn’t out yet — it’s slated for release on the PS3. While it wasn’t on display on the show floor, it’s closed-door showings left a good impression and generated some positive buzz.
The Associated Press story on CNN.com has one Chavez backer essentially calling the game a campaign of “psychological terror so they can make things happen later.”
In other words, the U.S. and Pandemic (who makes the game) are trying to get people to rail against Chavez using “Mercs 2″ as its vehicle of propaganda. How did they find out? Who are they working for? There’s no time!!!! (Sorry — Jack Bauer moment).