On Medal of Honor's Taliban Controversy

MCV has a story saying a "major news broadcaster" has spiked a story about the upcoming Medal of Honor game after learning that it was based on inaccurate information, as while players will be able to play as Taliban forces, there are no British forces in the game to shoot when playing from that side as one MP claimed. They proceed to point out other inaccurate reports about the military shooter sequel that are floating around, and also report the UK Department for Culture Media and Sport "has declined to endorse fresh calls to ban Medal Of Honor at retail." They also quote a prominent UK retailer saying they still intend to sell the game, though they would honor an official ban if one came down. Finally, Develop quotes EA Games president Frank Gibeau calling the game a "creative risk," and saying it would not be altered based on the outcry of politicians and media groups.
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Aug 23, 2010, 14:24
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SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 23, 2010, 14:00:
Besides I don't understand why media picks on games so much lately, some recent movies that came out in the past year or so are much more violent than games yet I did not hear a single news story about any movies, nor I saw any moms or dads of fallen soldiers on TV complaining about movie A or movie B.

Because the first film was made in 1878 (The Horse In Motion), while the first video game was made in 1958 (Tennis for Two). Film has been around much longer than video games and is more tolerated and accepted. It's going to take several more generations until video games are at the level of film.

This comment was edited on Aug 23, 2010, 14:31.
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