We live in a day and age when a game in which you kill Nazis can be considered controversial.
It’s a hell of a thing to say, but here we are: on the cusp of the release of its newest installment, the Wolfenstein Twitter account went live with a short trailer and a slogan: “Make America Nazi-Free Again.” And it’s angered the whiny, Nazi pissboys who call the “gaming community” home.
I’ve played my fair share of first-person shooters before. Wolfenstein, even though it’s older than I am, isn’t one of them. Released initially in 1981, Castle Wolfenstein was one of the pioneers of the stealth genre of video games; it wasn’t until the game was released as Wolfenstein 3D in 1992 that it became a pioneer of the first-person shooter genre, codifying many of the tropes common today.
It’s important to note the timeline here — this game has been around longer than most of these entitled, whiny neo-Nazi degenerates have been alive.
The anger stems from a tweet and the teaser trailer for Wolfenstein II:
— Wolfenstein (@wolfenstein) October 5, 2017
It’s an interesting and topical idea — and Bethesda didn’t intend for it to be that, so make of it what you will. Still, it brought out the repellant zoophytes on the right-wing to whine about how edgy and political Bethesda was being with a decades-old game in which you kill Nazis:
Yeah well I wasn’t about to play a game about endlessly killing white people anyway. GTA San Andreas is more my speed.
— Götz (@Gotz_Iron_Hand) October 6, 2017
Oh a Trump joke, because the subtext is advocating murder of Trump supporters. Pretty funny, devs!
— Captain Red Skeleton (@mokraz1982) October 6, 2017
Definitely get rid of antifa and BLM and the remaining 8 Nazis in America.
— Nick Chamberlin (@NickChamberlin) October 6, 2017
So, for those keeping count at home, one guy who claims Trump supporters are Nazis, one guy who claims white people are Nazis, and one guy who can’t count.
And these are just the tip of the iceberg — other Twitter users documented some of the complaints, as well:
The amount of people legitimately upset by the new Wolfenstein trailer is equal parts sad and hilarious pic.twitter.com/icrl0CfiyO
— 88 Fingers (@YungShaxx) October 6, 2017
imagine seeing the words “no more nazis” and reacting like this pic.twitter.com/5L9b8CPm3s
— Vylash #TeamKICK (@MiraVylash) October 6, 2017
Of course, far and way the high point of the whole affair is the people celebrating the release of the game:
— C.Nate (@CNPIV) October 6, 2017
— Charles FLEXavier (@BIGGSEXXXY77) October 7, 2017
— Seth Holbrook (@SethHolbrook7) October 6, 2017
And perhaps my favorite gif ever:
— KangarooBeard (@KangarooBeard) October 5, 2017
There’s plenty more, too. Remember this the next time conservatives start railing on about how liberals are the hypersensitive ones.