September 8th, 2006

Wargame Theme Reminds "Players" of Nazi Atrocity

They died by the hundreds.

In June, 1942, SS death squads took bloody reprisals against the Czech village of Lidice for the murder of a Nazi leader by local partisans. Every adult male in the village was killed. Women were shipped to concentration camps. Aryan-looking children were sent to foster homes in Germany; the remainder, to concentration camps. The village itself was flattened.

64 years later, a memorial website employs a wargame-like interface to educate viewers about the atrocity. When players arrive at Total Burn-out a banner describes the site as "The hottest new wargame."
Read more...Collapse )