Microsoft will be releasing Flight Simulator without the World Trade Center in its latest version, according to CNN.com. Although I agree that it migh be distressing to people who lost friends and family in the latest disaster, isn’t this going a little over the top? They’re even going to release a patch for current versions so the WTC can be removed. So what happens to structures like the Berlin Wall, eh? Aparrently you can alter the scenery according to date in the game, so why not just remove the WTC from any game played after September 11, 2001? With respect to those who have been directly affected by the tragedy, this is getting a little silly. I think it’s more damaging to start acting like the WTC never existed – why diminish the tragedy by erasing the memory of the structure, eh?
This is where it starts to hit home