A group called Venezuelan Solidarity isn't happy about Mercenaries 2
(that sounds awfully familiar
). Apparently the group isn't so keen on the game's depiction of Venezuelan locales, not to mention the "extremely realistic" violence Mercenaries 2
encourages in said locales. In an open letter to Bono, Venezuelan Solidarity asks the U2 singer-cum-activist to pull the support of Elevation Partners -- Bono's investment firm
-- from Pandemic Studios, developers of Mercenaries 2
. The group pulls at Bono's human rights strings, asking that he "reconsider [his] investment in a company that glorifies violence and militarization." Furthermore, Venezuelan Solidarity implores the rock star to prevent the game from being sold "anywhere." That's a mighty tall order, even for Bono.
Whether or not Bono will accept this call to arms remains to be seen. We wait with bated breath.
. Thanks, Stynk Monkey]