Vietnam veteran and Winnipeg resident Ron Parkes has hit out at the release of Black Ops on Remembrance Day.
“I think it is very tacky to include the distribution of a graphic war-based game like this during a week that we are supposed to be honouring those who have fallen to the conflicts this game depicts,” Parkes told the Winnipeg Free Press, via Kotaku.
“Remembrance Day is not a consumer advocate’s day and this company is clearly using the date as a marketing strategy.”
Parkes spent three months in Vietnam in 1965; it was no picnic, he added.
“War is always a miserable experience and the movies or video games depicting these wars never really do catch how bad it really is,” Parkes said.
“War is a whole different scenario then regular life. You live and breath it everyday you are there, and sometimes those memories, good and bad, still catch up to you.”