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, 10:37
Wolfen
 
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Aug 23, 2010, 10:37
 Wolfen
 
Uhhh. Its a video game. Not real life.
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Aug 23, 2010, 10:41
nin
 
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Aug 23, 2010, 10:41
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"major news broadcaster"



That would be Fox News:


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Aug 23, 2010, 10:48
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Aug 23, 2010, 10:48
 
EA can use a little bit more free publicity on this game anyways. EA execs are probably laughing right now, saying dude we won't need to advertise our game anymore it will sell like hotcakes anyways every TV station and newspaper is talking about it, even the UK defense minister is pissed at us woohoo!
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:16
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:16
 
As usual, nin makes a complete fool of herself...oh well. As to the story itself; who cares? I certainly don't mind blasting a virtual character in one skin or another. It is just a game.
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:26
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:26
 
Calming down a bit yesterday I got a good laugh out of Liam Fox's rant. "The Taliban have killed husbands and fathers" is such a ridiculously dehumanizing statement in that by making the distinction it suggests the many thousands of Afghans we've killed aren't capable of being such, that I'm vaguely surprised nobody called him out on it. No wonder the rest of the government is keeping it's head down and hoping it'll all go away.
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:29
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:29
 
MrBone wrote on Aug 23, 2010, 11:16:
As usual, nin makes a complete fool of herself...oh well. As to the story itself; who cares? I certainly don't mind blasting a virtual character in one skin or another. It is just a game.
What the hell are you talking about??? The guy just posted a link artard.
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:30
Kxmode
 
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:30
 Kxmode
 
MrBone wrote on Aug 23, 2010, 11:16:
As usual, nin makes a complete fool of herself...oh well.

Because quoting or linking to sources is foolish? Confused
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:33
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:33
 
you guys and gals are a product of modern society.

completely and utterly amoral wich makes you utterly immoral and incapable of sound judgement.

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Aug 23, 2010, 11:34
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:34
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Jonny wrote on Aug 23, 2010, 11:26:
Calming down a bit yesterday I got a good laugh out of Liam Fox's rant. "The Taliban have killed husbands and fathers" is such a ridiculously dehumanizing statement in that by making the distinction it suggests the many thousands of Afghans we've killed aren't capable of being such, that I'm vaguely surprised nobody called him out on it. No wonder the rest of the government is keeping it's head down and hoping it'll all go away.

Yeah it's pretty ridiculous. As if the act of killing wasn't reprehensible enough by itself. Oh geez a FATHER, that makes it totally different, I am outraged Rolleyes
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:34
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:34
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Fuckity fuck fuck fuck, it's Hellbinder!




Time for a colombian necktie, dude!
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:43
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:43
 
Jonny wrote on Aug 23, 2010, 11:26:
Calming down a bit yesterday I got a good laugh out of Liam Fox's rant. "The Taliban have killed husbands and fathers" is such a ridiculously dehumanizing statement in that by making the distinction it suggests the many thousands of Afghans we've killed aren't capable of being such, that I'm vaguely surprised nobody called him out on it. No wonder the rest of the government is keeping it's head down and hoping it'll all go away.

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Aug 23, 2010, 11:44
Kxmode
 
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Aug 23, 2010, 11:44
 Kxmode
 
Hellbinder wrote on Aug 23, 2010, 11:33:
you guys and gals are a product of modern society.

completely and utterly amoral wich makes you utterly immoral and incapable of sound judgement.

How does that saying go? When you point at someone you have three fingers pointed back at you, Or He who is without sin cast the first stone. Really now Hellbinder. If you want to act sanctimonious on a video game news site the least you can do is try and fix whatever amoral issues you have first, and don't you dare say you're perfect.

I've said this many times before: Blue's News isn't the appropriate forum for your comments. This is a video games news site. If you want to discuss morality and religion there are other sites for that. Please take your topics there.

That is all.

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Aug 23, 2010, 12:04
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Aug 23, 2010, 12:04
 
It's a GAME - you should be able to shoot anybody you want! What's the big deal? Why not mow down an army of Mother Teresas?

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Aug 23, 2010, 12:37
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Aug 23, 2010, 12:37
 
Troll score +2. nin was too a sharp a fish.

This story will only lead to more sales; as it should. I just hope that overlord obama makes a case against it too.
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Aug 23, 2010, 12:50
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Aug 23, 2010, 12:50
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One of these "modern warfare" games should include a stealth stage wherein the player, a suicide bomber, has to sneak around and ultimately explode at a target. That would make a stink to end all stinks.
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Aug 23, 2010, 13:03
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Aug 23, 2010, 13:03
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 23, 2010, 12:50:
One of these "modern warfare" games should include a stealth stage wherein the player, a suicide bomber, has to sneak around and ultimately explode at a target. That would make a stink to end all stinks.

Oh yes it would.. good idea though!
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Aug 23, 2010, 13:04
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Aug 23, 2010, 13:04
 
That'll be a DLC pack after release
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Aug 23, 2010, 13:07
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Aug 23, 2010, 13:07
Jim
 
I wonder what will happen when they discover the 100s of video games produced over the decades that let you play on the side of the Nazis...
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Aug 23, 2010, 13:08
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Aug 23, 2010, 13:08
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 23, 2010, 12:50:
One of these "modern warfare" games should include a stealth stage wherein the player, a suicide bomber, has to sneak around and ultimately explode at a target. That would make a stink to end all stinks.

Why not an entire "suicide bomber" game? I mean, yeah, sure, your character dies after the first attack, but you could play the entire SQUAD!...
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Aug 23, 2010, 13:18
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Dirwulf wrote on Aug 23, 2010, 13:08:
Why not an entire "suicide bomber" game? I mean, yeah, sure, your character dies after the first attack, but you could play the entire SQUAD!...
You play the man, who makes the descisions. "Suicide Bomber" is a srategical game like the Heart of Irons series. You raise possible candidates, buy weapons on the black market, make money with drugs from afghanian opium farmers, contact the CIA, be an Agent Provocateur (or not), research new disguises. After you picked a target, the games switches to first person view, controlling the suicide bomber and finally ... dohhh, you have failed! You hadn't put enough effort in indoctrinating your soldier. The guy valued his life too much, he broke off the assault and fled the country. Damn, where's the last save ... maybe, i should research the "Remote Detonator" tech?
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