Vietnam Veteran Upset Over Black Ops Launch

By Jonathan Barnes, 8 years ago
Today is Veterans Day in the States and Remembrance Day in Canada and the UK. Traditionally, this is a day where citizens honor armed services personnel and veterans.'s also two days after launched.

One Canadian veteran seems to have a pretty big problem with this. In an interview with the Winnipeg Free Press, veteran Ron Parkes said:

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.
While he may have a valid point, I think it's very short-sighted considering Activision has been releasing their Call of Duty games around this week for the past FIVE YEARS: - November 15, 2005 - November 7, 2006 - November 7, 2007 - November 11, 2008 - November 10, 2009

With that in mind, be sure to thank a soldier today.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.