Yeah, read this article earlier today on another site. I think that games technically are a little different than movies and books, in the fact that you control your characters to kill simulated American soldiers. Yes, same general concept, but to actually manipulate your characters to kill US soldiers, I can see how that got a little touchy. But if you want my honest opinion, what gives us the right to shoot at other simulated people in general? Like hispanics in Resident Evil 4? Or the French in Battlefield Bad Company 2? Or what about poor zombies that have no choice but to be man-eating undead?
Honestly, it's a double standard, but since it IS a military-base, out of respect, sure, I can let this one pass.
Btw, don't be so harsh on Jane, CoD, MoH, not the same, for sure, but honest mistake I'm sure.
I think people need to lighten up, its a game, just a game. Stop blaming any and all type of media on societies existing problems, thats just an easy scapegoat. If you have trouble seperating fact from fiction maybe it is you that has the problem.
Why are they hating on Medal of Honor so much? They should be proud of people playing it because if the gamers play it they will realize how tough it is for US Military over there. So the next time a gamer see a guy back from Afghanistan, the gamer will be able to tell him "Great Job" and appreciate what him and his fellows has done for the country.
In the game, you can die as many times you want, you can shoot your retarded teammates without any real life threaten penalties, blow stuff up with the vehicles, so I don't think there's a problem with that.
I am a Marine and I think the controversy over this is stupid, so do my buddies that have been to Afghanistan or are right there now. I wouldn't buy anything from Gamestop anyways. I would buy online or just walk into the PX/BX/NEX and buy it. People need to stop being so stupid.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was set in the middle east, fighting terrorists. A whole platoon of Marines were killed when that nuke went off and they couldn't get away. Where was the outrage at that.
The people who have a problem with this game probably aren't even in the military or even have relatives in the military. It is more of people wanting to control what others have access to just because it is offensive to them.
Hmm, what about freedom of creation? I know that this is not worded in the constitution but would be covered under things like freedom of speech (keep in mind that it doesnt cover just what you say but your ideas...). Also they sell other games where US and other countries' soldiers get shot at by numerous "terrorist" groups (so just because they have named them Taliban it makes it wrong all of a sudden?). I understand that some service men and women might not like the idea, but firstly it is reality (sorry if Im telling you something you didnt know), secondly what are they going to do; start blocking movies with the taliban in it? I say either dont sell it at all or sell it to everyone.
Call of Duty (all of them) allow you to kill US troops. Battlefield (all of them) allow you to kill US troops. Does it matter that WW2 is over? Does it matter (modern warfare/combat) that the opposing forces are just a renamed terrorist/ military group? Does anybody remember a game called America's Army? You are (somehow) always the good guy. Would it be that hard to program this into the game to grease the squeaky wheel? Why is MOH getting all the flack when there are several games on the market, and upcoming games that allow the same US soldier killing? Are people unaware of the other games, or is this just another case of the media bandwagon?
That's the thing though. The game is not about killing US soldiers or actually being the taliban as part of the story. You can just play them in multiplayer mode. That's it. Just like playing as nazis in any WWII game or as terrorists in CS. That makes this totally stupid.
Some of the stuff I saw that was the outcry were saying that basically the object of the game was to play as the taliban against the US. That's just plain wrong.
That's ridiculous, I'm currently in the military and I can say that AAFES most certainly does not speak nor is even aware of the feelings of 90% of soldiers. For those of you who don't know what AAFES is, it's the retailer for all of the different branches of the military. They supply our gas, and all the BX/PX/NEX/MCX's (Walmart wannabes). They don't supply the food though. Anyways, ever since I was a kid playing counterstrike I've "fought" on both sides of the game and felt no real connection to my emotions of current conflicts, and after being deployed for a year and a half in the infantry my feelings have not changed. In a game there are always the "good" guys and the "bad" guys. Just because a game's characters are more closely related to actual events doesn't change anything. It's an odd and even interesting idea to have the perspective of the Taliban and I think it's a good addition to the game. I will buy MOH, even if I have to go off base to do it.