At first glance this would appear to be better placed in the gaming software forum, but I think there are wider moral issues, worthy of dicsussion. 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' is, for those that don't know, a first-person shooting game in which you take on the role of an ace allied soldier in the second world war. Blasting away Nazis doesn't sound so objectionable at first, but it occured to me while playing the multiplayer game - in particular a map in which allied troops have to advance up a beach and capture an Nazi base D-day style, that taking pleasure in recreating, what for some is a traumatic and horrific part of the rpast seems really inappropriate, and utterly disrespectful to those that died in the second world war. At least 'Wolfenstein' doesn't claim to actually 'RECREATE' the D-day landings; a new game coming out soon - 'Medal of Honor: Allied Assault' actually claims to recreate events of the war!?!?! (unless I'm mistaken about this!) It occured to me, that as the technology improves, these games are getting more and more realistic. Ten years ago when the FPS genre first began, the software was so primitive (relative to today) that relatively little thought was given to the moral implications of simulating murder. Blasting monsters with out-of-this-world rockets and cannons is one thing, but playing in an almost photo-realistic environment as a Nazi, and blasting away allied troops with relish with a mouted machine gun as they run around a beach landing is quite another IMO. Thinking about this, its quite amazing that the presentation one historical event can produce tears (see Saving Private Ryan), while another can elate and exhilarate you! I'm personnally surprised that they haven't kicked up more of a fuss about this one like they did when 'GTA' was first released. Just imagine how veterans would feel! In my mind, a comparable situation, would be if any of us picked up a copy of: "Escape from the World Trade Center" in 30 years time - an exhilarting game in which you can either play a terrified WTC employee, or a vengeful terrorist - objectives include escaping the towers, destroying the towers, rescuing survivors and much more! Don't get me wrong - 'RTCW' is an absurdly fun game - and I've wasted many hours battling to capture the beach, destory the nazi sub, capture the nazi gold etc. But, as I'm playing, there's always that thought in the back of my mind, that its all in very bad taste!