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52 Responses to Taliban Removed from Medal of Honor Multiplayer

  1. Profile photo of Lolboy
    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    Link: Taliban Removed from Medal of Honor Multiplayer - Looks like EA decided to flop on their decision to keep the Taliban in the game.. Thoughts, I-A-B?
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    AsdaPrice Male 18-29
    79 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    drating retards its just a skin on a model. Jeez
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    "It is shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the acts of the Taliban," Fox told the newspaper. "At the hands of the Taliban, children have lost fathers and wives have lost husbands."

    They recreated the Titanic, they recreated Pearl Harbor, they recreated World War 2 (about a hundred or so times, in about how many more games do you need to be storming that goddamn beach in before it becomes stale?), they`ve even made Nazi zombies.

    It`s because it`s too soon. Give it a decade or more after the war and it`ll be socially acceptable.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    How did they not think that would cause problems? Forget a moral standpoint, look at it from an economic one, you piss people off they are less likely to give you money.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    October 6, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    This is upsetting. They shouldn`t have caved. It goes against my grain to buy it now although I`ll probably find a way to get over it.
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    October 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    I`d play to shoot those sandgangstas
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    Meh. I don`t see the difference between naming them an actual terrorist group, and just labelling them "insurgents" or "terrorists". I`ve been playing from a terrorist point of view since Counter-Strike was released, and I`ve never yet wanted to bomb a dusty set of boxes or hold some very stupid hostages in an office.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    Goddamnit old people. Go back to playing marbles or whatever it is you do.
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2010 at 3:57 pm



    What would Rambo do?
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    whocares3725 Male 18-29
    310 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    Its amazing the things we find to argue over.
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    GiveChase Female 18-29
    535 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    What`s in a name?
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    You can play as a Jap bombing Pearl Harbor. You can even play as zombie Nazis that turn into werewolves.

    So what`s the drating problem with playing a game as a religious zealot?
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    Toider Male 18-29
    452 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    Lol at hatface`s pic, I had completely forgotten Rambo was helping the mujahideen. What a pooty movie.

    I`m sure in retrospect, everyone is wishing Russia had succeeded in baby-stomping Afghanistan when they had the chance.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    Why? Who doesn`t want to shoot those guys in the face?
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    wait...
    They`re still making these?
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    SouthpawSlew Male 18-29
    96 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    Not too many people complaining that we play videogames depicting US or English servicemen and women blowing up the Taliban, who of course have families. Not all Taliban soldiers are the of their on volition. I could care less honestly. We have games where we shoot cops, paramedics, all sorts of stuff.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    Hey what the heck. After all we want all the Middle East children to idolie the taliban in vid game wars.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    ive commented on so many different site about this subject....

    people need to get over things...its a name...the people that you are "fighting" for are gone and protesting a name for a group of video game characters isnt going to do anything about it...

    but since this is such an issue...

    shouldnt we ban ALL of the Grand Theft Auto games? shouldnt we ban ALL of the games that have american cops let alone citizens dying? how about we all start turning into pacifists and ban any game that has ANY violence in it at all (oh wait how can you lose a game that you cant get hurt in? tetris and such asside)

    ill start the petition papers i guess...
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    skaterboy17 Male 18-29
    296 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    Well this is boring...
    I`ll check back in in a few hours, hopefully Anglilon and CrakrJak have stopped in by then.
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    It breaks my heart that they caved. You think labeling them "OpFor" like was done in COD is going to make it any less obvious who it is? They will still be running around screaming in Urdu or Arabic or Pashtun...

    Not to mention the fact that they were involved with the military from the beginning of the whole operation, and they were fine with it until it became a political poison.

    People have already mentioned that it`s ok to be the Nazis or the Japanese in WWII games. I`m sure Call of Duty black ops will let you be the Viet Cong...

    I think it is disrespectful to whitewash over the name, and a sad stance from the company. It came just early enough to stop the firestorm, but too late to rescind any of the bans on selling it, and pissed off a large portion of the gaming community.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    That game is gonna be awesome, cant wait for that, true competition against COD series!
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    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    For kicks, here`s a quote from EA president Frank Gibeau from back in august.

    "There`s a lot of furor around games that take creative risks - like games that let you play terrorists in airports mowing down civilians... At EA we passionately believe games are an artform, and I don`t know why films and books set in Afghanistan don`t get flack, yet do. Whether it`s Red Badge Of Courage or The Hurt Locker, the media of its time can be a platform for the people who wish to tell their stories. Games are becoming that platform."
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    shappy Male 18-29
    757 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    old news
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    Wait for the crack to activate this feature again
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    JDplaysFF Male 30-39
    626 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    Ugh. Censorship and fear. Games are a storytelling medium. Everyone seems to think they have a right not to be offended. Freedom of speech does not work with that philosophy. Everything offends SOMEONE. Enough people cater to this mindset to make Demolition Man totally believable.

    On the plus side, Taco Bell for all.
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    hammerdrop Male 13-17
    199 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    why is everyone so up in arms over this whole deal? EA made a deal with the army without disclosing the full details as to what would be included in the multiplayer. When the army found out, they weren`t too happy that an active threat to our country was a playable group. EA, as any good business would have done, decided to honor their partners requests and omit the mention of the Taliban in their game, it`s as simple as that.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    Pretty much the same thing they did in Modern Warfare.
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    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 8:57 pm
    Everyone is so big-mouthed cutting edge making fun of Jesus but when it comes to muslims then are truely cowards.
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    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    "It is shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the acts of the Taliban," Fox told the newspaper. "At the hands of the Taliban, children have lost fathers and wives have lost husbands."

    ummmm..... Medal of honor: Front Line....D-day, the holocaust? Just saying.
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    Xan238 Male 18-29
    287 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 10:29 pm
    that`s not even the worst part.....

    http://tinyurl.com/24gr5wr

    good ol` Jacky boy XP
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 10:34 pm
    Deeply, deeply retarded. I play Call of Duty: World at War (setting: World War II) on a regular basis, and take great pleasure in shooting Japs in the face when I`m a Marine. Unless my character is Jap (it`s a 50:50 swap, round to round), then I shoot American Marines in the face with equal vigour. F*ck sake, it`s just a goddam game. Sheesh.
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    Zeluha Female 18-29
    40 posts
    October 6, 2010 at 10:49 pm
    So retarded. Make a game "too realistic" to the poo that soldiers see everyday and it`s instantly pulled from the shelf/changed in production. The U.S. shelters so much crap from their public- and you wonder why newspapers and other media is going down the crapper... faster and much more reliable media online T_T;
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 1:11 am
    I`m pretty sure you cant have swastikas in ww2 games where Germans are the enemy, either. Usually the redo the flag with an iron cross, which is offensive to the modern Germany (imo) since it is the symbol of current German armed forces.
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    CreamKreator Male 30-39
    69 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 3:44 am
    My god what hypocrisy.. Like U.S. forces haven`t cause any kid to lose his father, you can shoot at the enemy but you must not look thru the eyes of the enemy. You might accidentally learn something. Something dangerous..

    I just hope that someone mods that game to read "Taliban" instead of "Opposing forces"..
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    Gentle-Tramp Male 13-17
    498 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 4:04 am
    lol, i dont really care. i like shooting everyone in cod ^^
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    Eavalos Male 18-29
    286 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 4:14 am
    I would have preferred it saying taliban, but I understand the thoughts these people have. Makes you wonder if any of them will buy the game.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 4:51 am
    Terrorists win.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 4:53 am
    "The U.S. shelters so much crap from their public"

    2 words

    Nanny State.

    Thank you progressives.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 4:55 am
    "I`m pretty sure you cant have swastikas in ww2 games where Germans are the enemy, either."

    Other than the ones in Call of Duty 1,2,3 and Medal of Honor (when it`s dealing with Nazis).
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 5:04 am
    Yeah, I`ll still think of them as the Taliban though.
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 5:08 am
    the thing with them removing the swastika from nazis in german versions of games is true.
    and its not so much offensive as just the idiotic gov here attempting to bury history instead of learning from it.
    though edits in german games arent that uncommon, blood and gore get censored to hell and so on to make it "less violent", certain political topics removed, entire plot elements muddled down, only dilludes people as to the real horrors of war and such if i´m asked and essentially ruins the story or message the game is supposed to carry. hence me always getting the UK or US versions sent to me.
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 5:10 am
    as to removing the name taliban, its stupid, if anything its a insult to the people there because suddenly who they where fighting becomes a nameless enemy at best, and it also pushes along that stupid trend of illegal things being cool, so all it will likely do is add to people liking the taliban since it pisses off their parents or whatever other dumb rebel reason they find for it.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 8:01 am
    Well I find games like Left 4 Dead and Dead Raising extremely offensive to the Zombie people
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    Skythe Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 10:32 am
    I get it, but is it really all the less offensive than playing as Nazis in all the previous shooters like this?
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    masterzero00 Male 18-29
    57 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 10:50 am
    well this is what the terrorists want...fear...if this type of fear of offending someone keeps up, we might as well hand over our title of "super power" to them....i dont want that...damn our government and their push for "political correctness". im American but im sad to say that we have become a nation of wimps...
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 11:54 am
    I`m stationed on a military installation and I was pretty pissed when I heard the military banned this game for use on base. It just seems really dumb to me, why can movies be made showing Americans being killed, books written, and what about all those awesome video games we play that enables us to massacre cities and kill hundreds of cops?
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    @auburnjunky- Okay to be more specific, in certain countries they cannot have a swastika displayed in a game. Pretty much all 1c games omit them as well among a couple of other smaller publishers.
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    themightybox Male 13-17
    76 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    im playing as them at the moment on the beta release lol
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    EricWRN Male 30-39
    590 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    WEAK
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    EricWRN Male 30-39
    590 posts
    October 7, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    oh and @CreamKreator: speaking of hypocrisy, you`ve clearly never been to Afghanistan or spoken to any Taliban before if you`re making comments about "seeing through their eyes". Maybe YOU should go before you criticize OTHERS for not having your delicate and progressive sensibilities (which are also hypocritical and stupid).
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    so
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    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    As if changing the name really makes a f`n difference. Isn`t that like changing the word Terrorists into the word Insurgents? or Radical Muslims? It is what it is. They should keep the Taliban name.

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