Hugo Chavez has called video games ‘poison’ and has said of them that they are proxies for capitalist warmongering.
“Those games they call ‘PlayStation’ are poison,” he said. “Some games teach you to kill. They once put my face on a game, ‘you’ve got to find Chavez to kill him.’”
Chavez identified Western games to slick propaganda vehicles, saying their violence exists to incite violence against countries like Venezuela so that capitalist countries can “later sell weapons” to the country’s opponents.
Chavez has previouly criticised Nintendo for promoting “selfishness, individualism and violence” in their games.
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In other gaming news, these rather nice Space Invader tights
can be yours for 80 dollars. (21/1/2010 – The tights have since disappeared from makers Black Milk Clothing’s website. They either sold out or were pulled for some reason.)