The new video game Black Friday, was recently pulled from shelves and banned in several countries after gamers and critics alike denounced it for its brutality. “Forget Black Ops 2!” one gamer posted, “this one makes that one look like Super Mario! For once, I am actually traumatized! To quote Transformers, ‘oh the humanity!'”
The game takes place in various shopping malls and retail stores. The player controls a person desperately trying to conquer growing crowds of violent hordes scrambling for the best deals the day after Thanksgiving. If the gamer attempts to buy something in demand, the bloodbath starts.
Before it was pulled, the ESRB, who originally gave Black Friday an “M” (Mature) rating, changed it to “TCTR” (Too Close To Reality).
Black Friday developer Mob Mentality explains further details of the game. “Once you grab something that is in short supply or at a discount, like a flat-screen television or an iPad Mini, you run the risk of attracting attention to yourself, and that’s when you grab your firearms. Thematically, it’s very similar to the many zombie games on the market, but this time you have to deal with human beings at their most primal. And I’m not talking about the Republican Party…”
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