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Submitted by badz149 1432d ago | article

EA CEO: Taliban Medal of Honor Controversy Was Newspaper Created

Softpedia: John Riccitiello, who is the Chief Executive Officer of publisher Electronic Arts, has defended the company's upcoming release Medal of Honor, which has created a bit of a media storm when a mother of a soldier killed in Afghanistan claimed that the game was disrespectful for allowing gamers to take on the role of the Taliban militia and attack NATO and United States forces. (EA, Industry, Medal of Honor, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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badz149  +   1434d ago
although I agree that this is mass media generated thing,
I think EA also has their hands deep into manipulating the controversy as well. they knew that this BS storm is coming but they still wanna put it in the game. publicity stunt I might say, but you know, even a bad publicity is good publicity in this case because against Reach and BO, MoH has near to no chance at all to shine this holiday and I think EA is taking the controversial route to raise awareness of MoH among the masses.
xYLeinen  +   1434d ago
Yea I agree. I think EA is using this to their advantage in advertising MoH and it's really just clever. EA is not the party whining, it's the government among others failing to realize this is a video game. Why shouldn't EA use this?

I read a preview of MoH single player and the magazine said that Danger Close and EA have been very careful to avoid any matter regarding disrespect to American Soldiers etc.

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