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Old 10-01-2010, 03:45 PM
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For those that don't know, in the multiplayer part of the latest edition of EA's Medal of Honor game, there was going to be an option to play as the Taliban (against US military). Needless to say, this got a lot of negative press. EA has acknowledged the mistake & is now chaning the Taliban to "the opposing force". Here's the statement made by executive producer Greg Goodrich:

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The majority of this feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. For this, the Medal of Honor team is deeply appreciative. However, we have also received feedback from friends and families of fallen soldiers who have expressed concern over the inclusion of the Taliban in the multiplayer portion of our game. This is a very important voice to the Medal of Honor team. This is a voice that has earned the right to be listened to. It is a voice that we care deeply about. ... While this change should not directly affect gamers, as it does not fundamentally alter the gameplay, we are making this change for the men and women serving in the military and for the families of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice this franchise will never willfully disrespect, intentionally or otherwise, your memory and service.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:02 PM
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For those that don't know, in the multiplayer part of the latest edition of EA's Medal of Honor game, there was going to be an option to play as the Taliban (against US military). Needless to say, this got a lot of negative press. EA has acknowledged the mistake & is now chaning the Taliban to "the opposing force". Here's the statement made by executive producer Greg Goodrich:
Another win for the Taliban.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:08 PM
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Another win for the Taliban.


I don't quite follow . . .
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:20 PM
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This is a good thing. We don't need Americans (or anyone else for that matter) pretending to be the Taliban and taking glory in killing computer rendered American soldiers.

If they removed the Taliban as an enemy due to muslim influence, I would take offense. This change, however, is fine and dandy.
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:58 PM
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I don't quite follow . . .
I don't either unless Logrus is thinking about the whole 9/11-muslim-koran-burning withdrawal. If that's what he is thinking is, I don't feel this is the same thing...the Taliban don't win by EA changing or tweaking the game. IMO

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This is a good thing. We don't need Americans (or anyone else for that matter) pretending to be the Taliban and taking glory in killing computer rendered American soldiers.

If they removed the Taliban as an enemy due to muslim influence, I would take offense. This change, however, is fine and dandy.
Agree
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:32 AM
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I agree with Mike, this was a move by EA on their own, so it's not like they were pressured to do it.

However, I find it funny, because most gamers I know could care less about Medal of Honor anymore. Besides, whats the difference of being a Taliban or being a Nazi? The early MOH games are based on WW2 and it was always a popular, and laughable, feature that you had to choose between being an American and being a Nazi in multiplayer games.

Ultimately, most gamers don't care what color their sprite is wearing, they just wanna WIN by shooting people in the face....now I ask...is that so bad?
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:38 AM
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Another win for the Taliban.
Obviously I don't speak for you, brother, but I THINK I know what you are getting at....

Why give the Taliban the satisfaction of knowing it bothers us? AmIrite?

Screw em