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Does Medal of Honor Deserve to be Banned by the U.S. Military?

Nerd Reactor: So the U.S. military has officially banned sales of the newest Medal of Honor game on military bases globally. Even Britain’s Defense Secretary requested that UK game retailers ban the game. Why, you may ask? Well, the game allows players to take on the role of the Taliban, but only during multiplayer. It’s not like the “No Russian” level from Modern Warfare 2, where you’re gunning down civilians in an airport. I would definitely understand if you play as the Taliban in single player and are killing U.S. and Coalition forces, but in this case, you’re not.

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theonlylolking2650d ago

No, it is just a game. People need to realize that in video games you are playing pixels not real life peeps.

If the people in the military buy this game I think its clear they dont care and they know its a video game.

BeOneWithTheGun2650d ago

No one has a problem with fighting Americans as Nazis in any of the 500 WW2 games. It's purely political BS from the media. I also recall walking around and putting neck brace things on people in Fallout 3 and then making them do my bidding. I cannot even count the number of times I have sniped, blasted, back stabbed, looted, robbed, ran over, shot down and flat out planted C4 on people and blown the crap outta them. IT IS A GAME.

/end rant

meganick2650d ago

Not only that, but consider if the Taliban were removed from multiplayer. Then you'd be left with Americans killing other Americans in deathmatches. Would the U.S. military prefer that?

duplissi2650d ago

kind of ironic..... considering danger close had a GREAT DEAL OF HELP from real tier one operatives....

plus im gonna buy it, so thats one soldier.

IaMs122650d ago

LOL why would banning it on military bases help?? They witness it all first had anyways soo wtf? maybe not from the eyes of the taliban but still

Immortal3212650d ago

is not for kids.

you know the kids that mostly buy these things.

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Brewski0072650d ago

Its too controversial not to ban this from troops. They cannot be seen to promote any kind of gratuitous violence anymore as its all a lot of red tape these days with the media jumping on a story.
Also, they have to do this for things like this because of what surfaced in recent times, for example take the video of americans shooting children from an apache helicopter that was released.

http://www.collateralmurder...

002650d ago

I find that absolutely hilarious and ironic.

Shaymin2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

Its just a game

Ppl these days just dont understand...

Fishy Fingers2650d ago

Unfortunately, it's not that simple, once the media get hold of something, it turns into public opinion and in this case they (the US) have to be seen to be taking a stand. It's more about how they are perceived than anything else.

Gawdl3y2650d ago

Silly, silly Americans. :P

jmare2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

The same thing happened when videos of, I think it was Army, training where the recruits were calling jodies about killing people and the media went apeshit about it.

duplissi2650d ago

fishy is absolutely right.

@jmare

what!? half the jodies i called in basic were about killing people!
"ahhh 1 2 3 4 shoot him in the head! shoot him in the head! kill him! ahhh 1 2 3 4 youve got to reloooaaad and SHOOT HIM AGAIN"

"my buddies' in his foxhole, a bullet in head. the medic says hes wounded, but i know hes dead. im sitting in my humvee, sharpening my knife. up jumps the haji, i had to take his life."

those are just parts of a couple of jodies i called in basic.

jmare2650d ago

I know. But I remember there being a media bitching party when that video came out and for a while we weren't allowed to call violent jodies.

I was adding to the point that Fishy had made about perception and stupidity in the media.

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BX812650d ago

@Shaymin! Your avatar pic shows what most of us are doing right now!

T9X692650d ago

No, but idiots should banned from the Government.

BX812650d ago

Then who da f#ck would run it?

dinkeldinkse2650d ago

POS Like Stalin and Hitler.

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