New Medal of Honor Game Lets You Play the Taliban!

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  1. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I am not a first person shooter, more old fashion command and conquer. Just pass information on the Medal of Honor Players on the forum.

    New Medal of Honor Game Lets You Play the Taliban

    There is a new edition of Medal of Honor coming out that lets you play the Taliban in Afghanistan fighting American and allied forces. Electronic Arts has taken the stance that, “Somebody has to play the robbers in cops and robbers.” While this paradigm is true, the question facing many potential gaming consumers and some soldiers is whether or not this is in good taste.

    “While we respect and support the developer’s right to free speech, the nature of any game where you are blurring the lines between gruesome reality and fantasy in this manor is in poor taste and sets a dangerous trend.” said Alex Jones during a discussion after hearing about the new Medal of Honor release.

    Soldiers returning from the battlefield and the families of the fallen have weighed in on mainstream media outlets around the world. In the video below, the sentiment is generally that it’s too real, too soon.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY4sLNxfeds&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - New Medal of Honor Game: "Too Real,Too Soon"[/ame]

    First-person shooter video games have been developed by the military to aid in recruitment and encourage youth to enlist in armed services as well as local law enforcement. America’s Army is a free simulation depicting basic training at an Army boot camp. In the game, your virtual soldier is trained on grenade throwing, assault rifle fire, battlefield first aid and more. While America’s Army has little actual violence, it was developed with recruitment of first-person shooter fans in mind and thus far is on its third edition indicating the results have been on target. Reports detailing the Pentagon’s use of video games in recruitment and training have been widespread throughout the media. While the idea of using video games to aid in recruitment doesn’t seem initially negative, many games of the genre are riddled with torture and other unethical and unlawful forms of warfare.

    The blurring of reality and fantasy has been made more and more possible by advances in graphics technology. In the early nineties, games such as Wolfenstein 3D and Doom allowed players to face off against pixelated sprites representing everything from Nazis to hell-spawn demons that made up the beginnings of the 3D gaming experience. Games like these were hardly realistic as the 3D technology of the time was extremely limited and sound effects were a garbled mess. These games gained immense popularity, however, and the first-person shooter genre has since exploded in to the largest genre being developed today.

    The debate over whether or not Electronic Arts should be allowed to release a title that reflects a battlefield where war is being waged today comes down to first amendment rights. It is up to the consumer to decide if they want to support the development of future versions of the series by purchasing the game. Outrage over the ability to virtually combat our own troops has raised the question as to why there is little outcry over other games that glorify torture, prostitution, drug use, and murder. While it is within the developer’s first amendment right to create the story and release it to the public, it is certainly within the same rights of consumers to voice their opinions about it.
     
  2. dunerunner

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    This is dumb....The Taliban are the targets!! Having the game interactive should be you and your team running search and destroy missions all over Afghanistan!!
     

  3. ScottA

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    Simmer down guys. The previous games gave you the opportunity to play the Germans or the Japanese. They're just following the established game architecture. Nothing nefarious is going on here.
     
  4. dog2000tj

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    it's just a video game :rolleyes: anybody that doesn't want their kids playing it should send the kids outside until dark ;)
     
  5. CLJones

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    While i do enjoy these types of games you figure you would be able to sell more if you got to kill the taliban. Even though its just a game i would have a hard time purchasing anything that involves shooting at U.S. Soldiers.
     
  6. saviorslegacy

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    This makes me angry. Medal of Honor is a game that I played when I was real little. What was the game... uhhh.... Medal of Honor Underground. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Csy8PNO7Zys]YouTube - Medal Of Honor Underground PSX Trailer[/ame]

    I will not buy this game. I might play someone else's version just because I love that series, but I will never play as the Taliban. This game has you playing as the Taliban against NATO, this is currently happening. For all I know Matt Knox (friend of mine in the Corps.) or someone else I know serving will jump out and I'll have to shoot him or start over at the last check point......

    I do want to point something out here though. In Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 you can be the Taliban. In multiple player it will randomly assign you as either a Taliban soldier, a Brazilian Guerilla, a Russian soldier or an American soldier.


    All I really want out of a video game right now is Nazi Zombies 2.
     
  7. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhmjnYKlVnM]YouTube - Meh[/ame]
     
  8. dog2000tj

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    +1 on that! Nazi Zombies FTWMF!!! :D
     
  9. spittinfire

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    All I want to know is if I play as the tali-ghey can I kill myself? No one else, just myself. Since we blame video games for violence in our society maybe we should give them this game and "teach" them to kill only themselves or other members of their ghey tal club.
     
  10. MGH

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    I'm sure that if you run in front of some american soldiers they will do it for you.:cool:
     
  11. orangello

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    Maybe the explosive vest is an optional weapon?
     
  12. dog2000tj

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    U can always cook grenades and drop them at your feet ;) or set off some c4 at your feet ;)
     
  13. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    The military exchanges will not be carrying the game!

    I will get the game; however, it will stay sealed! You might never know. Remember about 15 years back with Sega came out with a game and was banned for sex.

    My Way News - Military bans sale of violent video game

    Sep 8, 3:27 PM (ET)

    By ANNE FLAHERTY

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Military bases across the U.S. have banned the sale of a new video game that lets a player pretend to be a Taliban fighter and "shoot" U.S. troops.

    "Medal of Honor" by Electronic Arts, a major game developer based in Redwood City, Ca., hits stores Oct. 12.

    But after public protests, including one by British Defense Secretary Liam Fox, U.S. military officials decided not to stock the game in any of the nearly 300 service exchange shops on bases across the country.

    Gamers are scoffing at the decision, saying that advanced technology has made it commonplace in the gaming world to let a player switch sides and play the bad guy.
     
  14. jeeperanthony

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    Personally, I wont be plating it. I got COD for when I feel the need.
    Wht I dont understand though, is why should it be banned. Is it that much worse than the "Thank god for IEDs" idiots out there who are perfectly wthing their rights?
     
  15. NGIB

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    Maybe because these asshats are killing real Americans? I had 2 children serve in combat areas so I take this a little personally. Odds are you haven't served so it seems AOK to you. Yes, the 1st Amendment protects these turds; however, if nobody buys this crap it will fade away...
     
  16. subie-jeep

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    its just a game,if it offends you don't play it.the "i don't want it so no one else should get it" mentality is stupid.just ignore it and let people who want to buy it do so.i bet it won't effect your life one bit.

    from what i understand its just the online play so someone has to play the bad guys.Nazis killed many US troops,why has no one called to ban those games too?
    someone has to play the taliban in any movies about the war,should those be banned too?

    anyone remember when MW2 came out and everyone had a fit because of the airport level?how many people played that and were inspired to go on a shooting spree like everyone said they would?its just a game,if you can't tell the difference between a game and real life.....ugh.


    anyway,i played the MoH games enough in my earlier years so i think i'll save my pennies for the new CoD game.
     
  17. saviorslegacy

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    The bomb vest is optional equipment.