After pressure from military, EA agrees to "remove" Taliban from Medal of Honor 26 replies

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SikTh

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#11 8 years ago

Warborg;5403834I think it's stupid. I agree with the pixel comment and how it's ok to shoot 'American' soldiers as long as you are not the 'taliban'.

I wish the rest of the world would understand....THEY ARE GAMES!!!!!!!!

P.S. I can't tell you how many times I've nuked people/countries in different games.

Exactly my point.

I've lost count of how many times I've played games like Call of Duty, Medal of Honor and DEFCON (although you don't actually see any people, I'm still bombing the place) and not once have I heard people complain about it. In fact, the only time I hear anyone moan about me slaughtering them is online in Call of Duty and that's only because they're sore losers. I find this whole situation to be extremely pathetic and bad showmanship - if we can tolerate our digital counterparts being blown up, so can the bloody Taliban.

It's this kind of idiotic thinking that is going to ruin videogaming and, in the end, entertainment as a whole. It won't be long before we see all the major Hollywood blockbusters being scrapped or canned because there's a scene with various Taliban insurgents being killed but, don't worry Mr. Taliban, the scene(s) with all the American/British soldiers being killed or tortured are still in there!




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#12 8 years ago
Bohemund;5403314Don't you see? This is what the War on Terror is all about. Nobody cares about actually defeating terrorists or extremists - the main goal is to brainwash and mislead the American public.

:Puzzled:

...moving on....

I love how the word "taliban" is put into a video game as a multiplaying team, and everyone throws a bitch fit.

Nobody has remarked that in Modern Warfare 2, the last level, you are straightup killing US soldiers to get to the boss. And lets not forget the airport massacre level. But all of that was dismissed within a week of release.

People are pussies. Its a video game, its pixels. Stfu and dont play it if you have a damn problem.




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#13 8 years ago

NiteStryker;5404068:Puzzled:

...moving on....

Well, explain to me how not allowing american troops to look at porn or drink alcohol is helping the war effort.

Explain how not allowing troops to look at wiki leaks is hurting the taliban.

Explain how banning certain video games from on-base stores is denying aid to the enemy.

The DoD uses propaganda... not against the enemy... but against us.




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#14 8 years ago

Bohemund;5404080Well, explain to me how not allowing american troops to look at porn or drink alcohol is helping the war effort. [/QUOTE] An M1A1 is a very powerful vehicle. Operating when drunk would be a bad decision. Porn is for PR purposes because many cultures find that offensive.

Bohemund;5404080 Explain how not allowing troops to look at wiki leaks is hurting the taliban.

The information is classified. Just because it was leaked doesnt change the secrecy rating.

[QUOTE=Bohemund;5404080] Explain how banning certain video games from on-base stores is denying aid to the enemy.

That doesnt make any sense.




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#15 8 years ago
NiteStryker;5404213An M1A1 is a very powerful vehicle. Operating when drunk would be a bad decision.

But DWI's and DUI's are already illegal. Not to mention you aren't allowed to drink eight hours prior to reporting for duty.:Puzzled:

Porn is for PR purposes because many cultures find that offensive.

Nonsense. There are literally hundreds of Islamic rules that we choose to ignore (We eat pork, we allow women in public with heads uncovered...)

In fact, the only Muslim rules that we pay attention to are the ones that by some strange coincidence are ones that Christians don't like either. Hmmm...

The information is classified. Just because it was leaked doesnt change the secrecy rating.

My point exactly. So why does it make any sense to forbid troops from looking at ALREADY LEAKED INFORMATION? so basically, the Taliban can look at wikileaks, but you can't. Only a conservative could look at that rule and think it makes any sense.

That doesnt make any sense.

Have you forgotten what thread you're posting in? You know... about banning a certain video game from sales in on-base stores... right?




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#16 8 years ago
Bohemund;5404477My point exactly. So why does it make any sense to forbid troops from looking at ALREADY LEAKED INFORMATION? so basically, the Taliban can look at wikileaks, but you can't. Only a conservative could look at that rule and think it makes any sense.

... Or a liberal, socialist, radical, communist, anarchist, anarcho-liberalist... Shall I continue? Just because you vote for a specific party doesn't mean you agree with every single stereotype. A conservative can easily agree with some liberal views, but continue to classify himself as a conservative. Likewise, a liberal might share conservative or socialist ideas, but choose to vote for his or her political party.




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#17 8 years ago

Talibanned.

I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself.

At any rate, it's good to see that freedom of expression lives on in these democratic countries. The same countries ironically fighting against terrorists under the banner of 'freedom'.




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#18 8 years ago

I thought this would be in General Gaming.

I honestly don't see the big deal, but I guess it only takes one small push to get the ball rolling on anything. Yes, this move was stupid and is going to cost them sales, but it's nothing big, and I don't think any amount of counter-complaining about the removal of Taliban from the MP will change EA's mind.

This is more or less big business doing what the hell they want.

The game is going to suck a little more w/o the name, but it's only the MP component.

I don't know what to do about buying the game. I was going to get it and I have a pre-order, but you know I'm a man of principle, so I don't know.




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#19 8 years ago
Serio;5404496... Or a liberal, socialist, radical, communist, anarchist, anarcho-liberalist... Shall I continue? Just because you vote for a specific party doesn't mean you agree with every single stereotype. A conservative can easily agree with some liberal views, but continue to classify himself as a conservative. Likewise, a liberal might share conservative or socialist ideas, but choose to vote for his or her political party.

Which is true, but as stereotypes go, it's pretty accurate. I can pretty much guarantee that the vast majority of the people in favor of this ban are conservative, and probably Christian.




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#20 8 years ago

Bohemund;5404477But DWI's and DUI's are already illegal. Not to mention you aren't allowed to drink eight hours prior to reporting for duty.:Puzzled: [/QUOTE] Ah ok, because that rule seems to stop sooooo many people here in the US. The military DUI rates in CONUS are staggering.

Lets increase the stress of daily life many times over and halfway across the world and see what happens when we have alcohol added to the mix! (Hint: Nothing good).

Bohemund;5404477

In fact, the only Muslim rules that we pay attention to are the ones that by some strange coincidence are ones that Christians don't like either. Hmmm...

Zoh. My. God.

[QUOTE=Bohemund;5404477] My point exactly. So why does it make any sense to forbid troops from looking at ALREADY LEAKED INFORMATION? so basically, the Taliban can look at wikileaks, but you can't. Only a conservative could look at that rule and think it makes any sense.

Lots of things in the military dont make sense. Only a boot would be surprised by this.