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Why Is New Medal of Honor Game Not Controversial?

After a bit of time without the internet, Liam had nothing to do but think. And so think he did and he wondered why EA hasn't received the backlash that Atomic has for its game set in the war in Fallujah.

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Noctis Aftermath2395d ago

Maybe because there is very little information on the title?

Sarcasm2395d ago

lol seriously

They could throw a right hook at us and make the game set 20 years in the future or something for all we know.

presto7172395d ago

Like the MW2 scene was totally unnecessary. It just gives non-gamers an opportunity to talk sh!t about video games

Sarcasm2395d ago

Yeah the MW2 scene should have been a short cutscene.

wxer2395d ago (Edited 2395d ago )

i hate to say it but
all of this is just a pure hype
even those ((Controversial)) levels or cut scenes is just to get every one talking about the game
so its like this
controversy is free advertisement and free hype just to get more sales

Shepherd 2142394d ago (Edited 2394d ago )

it wont be a controversy until the game is released and the media sees a couple screenshots of people in a desert, then it will be all over Fox and CNN as being "disrespectful" or "shameful" or something else.

kinda like the media claiming Mass Effect was a space porno even though there were only two sex scenes that were very short and you saw no full frontal nudity at all.

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ASSASSYN 36o2395d ago

"It was because the game was set in Afghanistan, a hugely unpopular war particularly in America."

And the Iraq war is popular?

Gamedot2395d ago

No but we'd be having the same discussion of the game was set in Iraq

SuperM2395d ago

vietnam war was unpopular. doesnt mean we shouldnt make games about it. I honestly feel all the controversy and complaining about games like six days in fallujah is stupid.

So what if you arent in favor of the war, it doesnt mean we should just put it to the side like it never happened. Who here favors what the nazis did during ww2? probably nobody, i still get to play as nazis online though, slaughtering allied soldiers. noone seem to care. and ofcourse they should not, its just a game.

Sarcasm2395d ago

SuperM, you have to look at it both ways man. If people are offended or sensitive because they have loved ones that died in the war, so be it. You need to respect that.

If they made a game that really offended something personal in your life, you wouldn't be having the same tune.

ASSASSYN 36o2395d ago (Edited 2395d ago )

First of all it's a quote from the article. Second my question was rhetorical. The point was that flew over your head gamedot was Operation Phantom Fury the U.S. offensive in fallujah occured during an unpopular war.

And learn some geography and facts before writing silly articles. Fallujah is a city in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar, located roughly 69 kilometers (43 miles) west of Baghdad in Iraq not Afghanistan!

IaMs122394d ago

You see and that pisses me off, I understand it wasnt Afghan who attacked the US on 9/11 but the tailiban was hiding there so we went after them, wouldnt you! I knew people who were in that building, alive and dead to this day, so i say go after those B*stards! It has been a long time indeed too long in fact. But no matter what our country needs to back up their troops, give support, not bash them its not going to help!

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BX812395d ago

Iraq.... Afghan.... No difference as long as my m-4 has fresh bodies to munch on! Hmm Mk-19 hunger for brains as well...

Gamedot2394d ago

My mate has got back to me. Pretty much what he has put is for him it doesn't bother him. It's a game at the end of the day. But he did say for others it is probably too close to the borderline for them.

IRetrouk2395d ago

people are just too damn sensitive, ITS A GAME NOT REAL LIFE, who cares where its set, if its good its good, a game will NEVER recreate the true feeling of being at war ever.

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evrfighter2394d ago

A lot of service men are gamers. Quite a bit actually. I'm sure the first thing they wanna do when their tour is up is come home and start fraggin "six days in fallujah"...

Gamedot2394d ago

"A lot of service men are gamers. Quite a bit actually. I'm sure the first thing they wanna do when their tour is up is come home and start fraggin "six days in fallujah"..."

A very good mate of mine is in the RAF. He has had several tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He's also a massive lover of the COD series. I'm going to ask him what he thinks about MOH. I'm betting it doesn't bother him and if it gets good reviews, he'll buy it.

IaMs122394d ago

OR wouldnt you want the people to know the kind of SH*T you go through? To show hey look what we go through for YOU.

IRetrouk2394d ago (Edited 2394d ago )

I understand conpleatly what you are saying and would agree if not for my two older brothers having served for the armed forces and being two of the biggest COD fans there are. At the end of the day it is still just a game and should be treated as such.

Also on a side note, A game can never, ever, ever, ever recreate what it is like to be in a real warzone, the solders would know this.

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mattygamefreak2395d ago

Fallujah was a controversial battle which is why the game Six Days in Fallujah copped so much slack.

Medal of Honor on the other hand never said they will feature a Fallujah encounter. For all we know the game may have a fictional storyline.

Point is, Six Days in Fallujah wasn't banned for being in Afghanistan, it was banned for Fallujah.

adriano9992395d ago

fallujah is in iraq, not afghanistan :)

ASSASSYN 36o2395d ago (Edited 2395d ago )

It will take 5 more posts before it finally sinks in of people saying that.

BX812395d ago

@adriano999 "As you may know here at Gamedot we are behind the team at Atomic who are developing a highly controversial game in the form of Six Days in Fallujah, which is of course set in Afghanistan."

When I read it fast I got the same impression. The key is "in the form of Six Days in Fallujah, which is of course set in Afghanistan" I think they're trying to say it should be causing a stir like the Fallujah game since it's based in Afghan and as we all know Afghan is about to pick up here shortly. I thought the same when I first read it, I had to read it 2 or 3 times.

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