Virtual Castro Plot in Call of Duty: Black Ops Denounced by Cuba

Cuba denounces new video game in which players try to kill virtual Fidel Castro
Call of Duty: Black Ops, a video game in which U.S. special operations soldiers try to kill a young Fidel Castro, was harshly criticized by Cuba saying that the violent role-playing glorifies assassination and will turn American children into sociopaths. The Cuban operation is one of the first challenges players face in the game. The mission takes place with John F. Kennedy in the White House in the months leading up to the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, which brought the world to the brink of nuclear Armageddon. Players must shoot their way through the colonial streets of Havana on a mission to assassinate Castro, then a young revolutionary who had recently overthrown dictator Fulgencio Batista. In a twist, they end up killing a body-double and are sent to prison in Siberia. Cuba said the game attempts to legitimize murder and assassination in the name of entertainment. Click here for details.