6 ways to save Six Days in Fallujah

We’ve all heard the news that controversial Iraqi shooter Six Days in Fallujah has been dropped by its publisher Konami. It seems a shame that all the developer's hard work could now go to waste. But wait! With just a few tweaks to the storyline and a hasty reskin job on the character models, Six Days in Fallujah could easily be salvaged and transformed into a non-media baiting, controversy-free shooter with hardly any effort at all.

Elite US soldiers embark on a totally harmless, and in no way war-related, military training regime in Utah. Look, they're definitely in Utah, alright?

The official game of the 10 year old movie we've all been waiting for. Get ready for some clean killing fun, as George, Mark and Ice kick a whole mess of ass.

A crack team of gangstas and pimps infiltrate an undisclosed area of Middle Eastern origin to make shit happen.

A group of vigilante party boy marines storm a nightclub on a Greek resort that's been overrun by drunkards.

Aliens attack a dusty region of Earth and the only hope for humanity rests with the US and Iraqi governments joining forces to lay the smackdown on some Covenant keester.

The US have put up with the Nazis' nonsense for long enough and send their best forces into the heart of Axis-controlled Paris - which in no way resembles a certain city in an arid desert environment.

Apr 30, 2009

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  • sprog - May 6, 2009 7:30 p.m.

    I'm a bleedin war vet, I've done two tours of Afghanistan and one of Iraq but nobody ever asks my opinion! I'd be more pissed off with CoD4(if it weren't so awesome), which really trivialises and romanticises war. But SDIF could have shed some light on the suffering and sacrifice those lads went through but hey, once again people jump to conclusions and waves their arms in the air screaming just because it's a game. People wouldn't be making this much fuss if it were a film. Oh yeah, Six Days in a lift with Carrot Top - much more traumatisin
  • country1st - May 5, 2009 1:54 a.m.

    the media blows everything out of proportion
  • country1st - May 5, 2009 1:48 a.m.

    Six Days with a Liberal.
  • NogginPuncher - May 4, 2009 11:31 p.m.

    The OIF vets were pissed, and I understand. Way too soon for this.
  • AB17568 - May 4, 2009 8:13 a.m.

    What A Waste...It Looked Like A Good Game. :[
  • aberkromby - May 2, 2009 9:12 p.m.

    by the way: Gotxxrock, i couldnt agree more. especially the angsty protagonists part, like Master Chief (hate that guy). also the shit protagonists, like EVERY character from Gears 2 (hate them all)
  • aberkromby - May 2, 2009 8:19 p.m.

    6 days in Detroit. 0 days in fallujah 6 days in a generic arab town
  • VivaStrangeness - May 2, 2009 4:32 p.m.

    Fallujah of War - Make the terrorists into mythological creatures and make the soldiers shirtless, tattooed god-killers
  • GG Gabby - May 1, 2009 8:06 p.m.

    I'm on their side.
  • Gotxxrock - May 1, 2009 6:27 p.m.

    God damn political correctness. Here's a game that could give real insight into the conflicts of fighting unorthodox military elements in crowded locals and cities, and maybe be able to develop a sense of empathy for the everyday passer-by within those contested countries. But there aren't any tits or angsty little shit protagonists, and it sparks meaningful political dialogue, so of course its just TOO MUCH.
  • Cwf2008 - May 1, 2009 2:46 a.m.

    I say they make it anyway, who gives a fuck what the media says?
  • TURbo - April 30, 2009 10:59 p.m.

    Left 4 Fallujah 4 Iraqis fight hordes of zombies Fallujah Turismo Grand Theft Fallujah Katamari Fallujah Need For Speed Fallujah Six Days of Duty Six Days in Whoknowswhereistan 144 Hours Fallucry 3 For the six days in 1942, there must be global warming, and time machines making Paris look like a city from the middle east
  • Tasty_Pasta - April 30, 2009 10:39 p.m.

    @ pimlicosound: Well put. Couldn't have said it better myself.
  • Montag - April 30, 2009 9:02 p.m.

    Hey I'm nearly a Gloucestershire boy, from Evesham.... could blow the living shite out of that!! Wouldn't take 6 days tho' Seriously tho' I actually want a game where you shoot chavs, could this be one? Some estates look like war zones, change the skin to burberry, bloody easy charges gobbled.... now that sounds rude
  • allthegoodnameswheretaken - April 30, 2009 6:30 p.m.

    goddamn conservatives
  • schmeidenkamp - April 30, 2009 5:33 p.m.

    well did we really need another game based on modern war that takes place in a brown, dusty war zone? funny article, maybe now the developers will come up with an original game idea that doesn't apply to 15 year olds and middle aged guys whos favorite games are madden, army of two, gears and call of duty.
  • colemanb - April 30, 2009 4:12 p.m.

    funny-i guess_4th!!!
  • Rilleyy - May 4, 2009 10:30 p.m.

    just under a week in a war.
  • Polygon Pirate - May 2, 2009 1:28 p.m.

    Correct me if I'm in the wrong here guys but wasn't this exactly what the people involved in this project wanted to avoid? The trivialization of an immensely personal and brutal battle. I really hope this game gets made right. So that bystanders and outsiders like us might have at least the smallest sense of appreciation that Falluja and its consequences, for both sides, were real and worthy of reflection.
  • jar-head - May 1, 2009 10:14 p.m.

    why cancel? It is a game based on War, this was supposed to be super 1337 Realistic, and the mdia bashed it? Well, Up Yours. the media is just a dumb A$$es opinion who views the world through a crack through a door.