Taliban Removed from Medal of Honor Multiplayer

Submitted by: Lolboy 6 years ago in
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/gaming.gadgets/10/01/medal.of.honor.taliban/

Looks like EA decided to flop on their decision to keep the Taliban in the game.. Thoughts, I-A-B?
There are 52 comments:
Male 353
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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Male 1,834
so
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Male 590
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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Male 590
WEAK
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Male 76
im playing as them at the moment on the beta release lol
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Male 2,424
@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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Male 1,341
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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Male 57
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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Male 965
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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Male 15,510
Well I find games like Left 4 Dead and Dead Raising extremely offensive to the Zombie people
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Male 2,160
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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Male 2,160
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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Male 2,893
Yeah, I`ll still think of them as the Taliban though.
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Male 10,338
"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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Male 10,338
"The U.S. shelters so much crap from their public"

2 words

Nanny State.

Thank you progressives.
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Male 10,338
Terrorists win.
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Male 286
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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Male 498
lol, i dont really care. i like shooting everyone in cod ^^
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Male 69
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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Male 2,424
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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Female 40
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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Male 12,138
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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Male 287
that`s not even the worst part.....

http://tinyurl.com/24gr5wr

good ol` Jacky boy XP
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Male 418
"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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Male 1,021
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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Male 10,855
Pretty much the same thing they did in Modern Warfare.
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Male 199
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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Male 625
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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Male 15,510
Wait for the crack to activate this feature again
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Male 757
old news
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Male 798
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 [games] 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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Male 25,417
That game is gonna be awesome, cant wait for that, true competition against COD series!
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Male 602
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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Male 296
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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Male 3,745
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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Male 2,402
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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Male 96
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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Male 774
wait...
They`re still making these?
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Male 2,422
Why? Who doesn`t want to shoot those guys in the face?
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Male 452
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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Male 1,931
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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Female 535
What`s in a name?
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Male 310
Its amazing the things we find to argue over.
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Male 605



What would Rambo do?
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Male 4,546
Goddamnit old people. Go back to playing marbles or whatever it is you do.
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Male 4,290
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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Male 1,378
I`d play to shoot those sandgangstas
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Male 7,378
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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Female 798
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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Male 9,305
"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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Male 79
drating retards its just a skin on a model. Jeez
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Male 798
Link: Taliban Removed from Medal of Honor Multiplayer [Rate Link] - Looks like EA decided to flop on their decision to keep the Taliban in the game.. Thoughts, I-A-B?
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