Are there ethical issues that arise when a game attempts to simulate an actual ongoing conflict where:

On the other hand, the creators of Endgame:Syria see themselves and their work more as a kind of journalism than entertainment:

We are the world’s first news correspondents who cover global events as games. As news breaks, we create own own twist on events in a playable form. We are gamers at heart, so we speak game fluently – we also share an interest in the real world too and so want to explore what is going on around us. We think that one way to explain news is via the international language of play, so we use games as a medium to explore issues and events: we game the news.

But have we blurred the lines between news reporting and trivial entertainment a bit too much here?