Nazis?!?

TravisTravis Member Posts: 96
I don't mind watching a few adds to gain some extra rewards, if I did I wouldn't watch em. However I don't want to watch adds for games glorifying Hitler and the Nazis. This game appears to be titled "My War" similar to Hitler's book "Mien Kampf"(My Struggle). The world has been a better place without Hitler, TWD No Mans Land will be a better game without this ad.
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  • zbotzbot NML Legendary Moderator, OW Moderator Posts: 7,358
    Thanks for the report @Travis are you on iOS or Android?
  • TravisTravis Member Posts: 96
    > @zbot said:
    > Thanks for the report @Travis are you on iOS or Android?

    I'm on iOS. Thanks
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  • JadenJaden Member Posts: 3,067
    I also get an ad, maybe for the same thing, that tells me I can choose either Hitler's or Stalin's side... pretty awkward. (I'm on Android.)

    Or at least I used to, haven't seen it in awhile.
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  • MattOfEarthMattOfEarth Member Posts: 632
    I don't even know what the ads are for. I'm just waiting to see the little x in the top right corner. But, yeah...that's pretty f-ed up.
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  • CaptainslayerCaptainslayer Member Posts: 1,430
    If looks like an alright game
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  • bladgierbladgier Member Posts: 2,135
    Omg

  • JackBauerJackBauer Member Posts: 1,550
    edited October 2017
    This Insulting Ad "war smoke" came back. Please remove it @Teeceezy
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  • TeeceezyTeeceezy Staff Posts: 3,577
    Thanks for the report @JackBauer.
    TJS
  • JadenJaden Member Posts: 3,067
    edited October 2017
    That's kind of a weird first thing to post about...

    I'm not a "butt-hurt social justice warrior" but as a German, I find it awkward, to say the least, to see an ad like that.

    We are taught in school about it ad nauseam - so much that at one point it seemed to me there was no other topic than WWII, Hitler and Nazis. Maybe wherever you come from you don't get taught about Hitler. In Germany, we do.

    Don't preach to me about not learning from the past. The app actually advertises that you can write your own history in this game and put the history books aside. So how exactly - other than making Neo-Nazis happy - do you think that will do anything to shed light on history?

    No one in their right mind thinks that history is all unicorns and rainbows, but this app is glorifying WWII atrocities from all sides. Read the description, watch the adds... maybe then you will see what some people are upset about.

    "Collect" WWII leaders and make them conquer any country you like. Rewrite history. Sounds a lot like learning from history - not.

    I'm fine with people playing that but for various reasons, I don't want to see Hitler popping up on my screen very frequently, especially not in this context.



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  • JadenJaden Member Posts: 3,067
    edited October 2017
    I don't think the game does what you think it does regarding the "what-if scenario".

    If anyone wants to play that game, fine, but do we really need to get this pushed into our faces? The ad where a girl's breast was touched by her "master" is completely gone, this game where you can "collect" dictators is still there.

    The past can't be changed? Well, that's obvious. Sure, remember what happened and prevent that in the future. But is that achieved by making the Nazis win and "congrats, Nazis won"?

    I haven't played the game, I am just judging by the description and the ad. And that sounds to me as if you can collect your Hitler and other Nazis and win using them. I doubt players are going to get told "You won. That's bad. You are a bad player and the world you have created is going to be horrible". They are probably cheered when winning (or else why would you want to?) - just judging from the ads since it's about the ads, not the game itself.

    The American Civil War is not as close to home for me as WWII is - my grandparents lived through that time period. So I didn't only learn about it in school but was told many things by my grandparents about what they lived through as children/teenagers. I would probably not be as taken aback by an American Civil War game with a similar theme but others probably would be, maybe the same people who look at this ad and go "meh, I don't care".

    It all boils down to how this is handled in the end. I don't mind alternative scenarios. Man in the High Castle is fascinating and eery at the same time. That is a "what if" story.

    But these game ads don't feel right. Might be that the game is okay, I have not played it and have no desire to. From the ads, it doesn't seem so, though.

    BTW read your other posts by now, this just happened to be the first thing I've read. Might be we won't fully understand each other's point of view but I hope we can discuss stuff without calling each other names (and I think that SJW is a derogative term).
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  • TJSTJS Member Posts: 4,501
    @Jaden

    I highly appreciated you commenting on this. I wanted to but could not have does so with the restraint you have used.

    Well Said! It's great to see someone speaking up!
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  • JadenJaden Member Posts: 3,067
    @TJS

    Thanks. :) I tried my best to explain what I am feeling and thinking about this topic.

    I value an intelligent discussion and some of the points are actually good points (like encouraging people to educate themselves about history and to look at the different sides).
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  • TravisTravis Member Posts: 96
    Funny how you get so offended by someone else's offence to nazis. @pigbenis No surprise you also have a soft spot for the confederate army. I suppose that, in your mind, they were fighting for a noble cause. Perhaps you should re-read your history books, as slavery WAS a major issue of the civil war, not the only issue, but it was a big contributing factor in the conflict. Seams you are the one in favour of rewriting history.
    Mais88
  • Mais88Mais88 Member Posts: 348
    Wow....Just wow....Better to be thought the fool then to speak up and remove all doubt..
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  • Mais88Mais88 Member Posts: 348
    The only ones who would want to pretend to rewrite this history are the ones who are upset at the actual outcome....
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