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Nazis as the bad guys in videogames? How is that controversial? | Tauriq Moosa

White grievance is on the rise around the world – even in the non-real world, as criticism of the latest instalment of the Wolfenstein game demonstrates

Wolfenstein has been around longer than I’ve been alive. What began as two innovative anti-Nazi stealth video games for the Apple II and Commodore 64 became id Software’s famous first-person anti-Nazi shooter. The game popularised the first-person shooter, giving rise to household names like Doom and Call of Duty. The latest iteration is released this week and, for the first time, some people are offended by its opposition to Nazis. How on earth have we got here?

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