Juarez Residents Say New Video Game "Glorifies" Violence, Cartels
POSTED: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 1:52pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 7:40am
JUAREZ— A new video game has cause controversy on both sides of the border, and in Juarez—the city the video game is based on— the reaction is anger.
“Call of Juarez: The Cartel,” a video game by French developers Ubisoft, allows gamers to play as three characters and take the law into their own hands. But residents said the video game focuses on the drug cartel violence in their city. The developers advertise it as a “bloody road trip from Los Angeles to Juarez.”
Community leaders also said the game “glorifies” the violence, and will attract children whom are already drawn to crime.
City Councilman Hector Arceluz said they are willing to go to an international court if that would keep the game from being sold.