Red Cross to Gamers, “Yeah, we’re cool.”

Posted by | December 9, 2011

In a recent press release, the Red Cross has stated that they are not seeking to run gamers up for war crimes committed inside their video games. Oh good, I was worried for a moment. The Washington Post has the story.

2 Comments so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    December 9, 2011 6:49 am

    Now, if there was just some way to bring the horrible creatures who cackle and shriek over Xbox Live up on charges…

  2. Helvetica
    December 9, 2011 4:17 pm

    I’d rather hear from the Red Cross is that they’ll stop harassing video games about the usage of the Red Cross symbol on medical supplies, healing items, and medical kits in games. Especially in reference to games that are historical reconstructions of past events where the Red Cross symbol is used to denote medical items and equipment.

    However, reconstructions aside, as a trademark, the red cross symbol has become so widely recognized as being connected with medical items that games displaying that to mean that they’re healing items.

    Sub-organizations like American Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross would likely be pulled into line if the actual international Swiss Red Cross were to yank their leashes on this and tell them to sit down.

    This became a problem in 2006. I’m not sure it’s been fully set to rest.

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