"Many on game forums are quick to point out that this is not the first time the US capital has been destroyed on-screen (remember 1997’s “Independence Day?” Little green men made kindling of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue). And with what’s coming out of the gaming industry these days (Grand Theft Auto IV, anyone?) is this any worse? Maybe not. But this is one of the first times such striking imagery has surfaced since 9/11, when the idea of widespread destruction on US soil was suddenly thrust into reality."