(I can sort of understand, but at the same time, practically every battle in history has been made into a video game, WW2, Vietnam, even Somalia 1993, wonder what the real beef is.....)

Six Days in Fallujah Stirring Controversy: News from 1UP.com

It's looking like the next controversial videogame won't be coming from the good folks at Rockstar, as Konami's recently announced Six Days in Fallujah has already started raising eyebrows and anger. GamePolitics reports on several early reactions from various sources connected with the war in Iraq. The Daily Mail took a comment from Reg Keys, whose son Thomas was a Royal Marine killed in 2003. "Considering the enormous loss of life in the Iraq War, glorifying it in a video game demonstrates very poor judgment and bad taste," he said. "These horrific events should be confined to the annals of history, not trivialised and rendered for thrill-seekers to play out." He goes on to say that he will be campaigning for the game to be banned, in the U.K. at the very least.
But Keys definitely wasn't the only one expressing distaste for the idea. Former colonel Tim Collins OBE, a veteran of the Iraq War, said it's "much too soon to start making video games about a war that's still going on." He calls it "flippant" and "insensitive," and also claims he'll oppose the release of the game. Finally, TechRadar interviewed Tansy Hoskins of the Stop War Coalition, who called the actual events of Fallujah a "massacre" and classified it as a "war crime."
The game is a bold step in storytelling, setting itself in an actual battle of an ongoing war. We don't know much about the game yet, so these comments may be premature, but it's hard not to sympathize with the feelings of people so closely connected to the Iraq War. The announcement seemed self-aware of how it's different from most games, which set themselves in vague or fictitious middle-eastern settings. Atomic Games president Peter Tamte said the company wants to give "insight into a historical situation in a way that only a video game can provide."
The subject matter is touchy, to say the least, and we're likely to hear more people speaking out as word of the game spreads. At the same time, a film or book of the same title and content would probably spark much less controversy given how those mediums are perceived by the public. While Six Days will have to be extremely careful with how it portrays the battle, it could also serve as a big step forward for games to tackle more serious subjects. That is, if it manages to pull it off in a respectful and non-offensive way.