Apple has just banned Civil War Games such as Ultimate General: Gettysburg and Hunted Cow for their Confederate themes. 

Apple's Tim Cook spoke out through Twitter, condemning the use of the flag. 

Maxim Zasov of Game Labs, developers of Ultimate General: Gettysburg, released a statement defending the depiction and use of the flag as purely historical.

He says: "We believe that all historical art forms: books, movies, or games such as ours, help to learn and understand history, depicting events as they were. True stories are more important to us than money."

Ultimate General, among others, has been used in classrooms to teach history. Zasov continues, "We really hope that Apple’s decision will achieve the desired results. We can’t change history, but we can change the future."

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