"Has EA crossed the line with Medal of Honor? Or has the line been long crossed?"
Intersting artcile...thx for the nice read
Nice read indeed. Along the lines saying that the Taliban are human being is true to a certain nature, at least they physically but someone who is willing commit inhuman acts of violence for a cause that treats everybody like crap and contradicts their own way of thinking is not human in my book.
Long crossed. MOH is nothing new.
Well I know Killzone's are ;]
If its acceptable in other forms of entertainment then it should be acceptable in video games. People just are such babies. They cant tell the difference between reality and virtual world if they cant handle this stuff. I can assure you that most people are not thinking about killing, murdering, etc... that said person they are just playing for fun. The line has yet to be crossed enough. Right now EA is at the border and companies need to keep pushing.
"People just are such babies" This. WTF? I never thought that political correctness could trump the American instinct for freedom of expression that has been instilled conceptually by 200+ years of the bill of rights, but things like the MOH whining/controversy make me wonder. Culturally, we're rapidly becoming a nation of ginormous wussies, it seems.
That's one of the few only places where it should be acceptable ...
War is war, whether or not you are mimicking a war 50 years ago or currently, what the hell is the difference, people have died or are dying. People are way too sensitive and PC about everything these days. I would actually love it more if they made the games even a bit more realistic and bloody so that gamers might actually have an even deeper respect.
I agree. WWII vets are still around, Korean and Vietnam also. If people are going to bitch and complain about games having X, might as well include movies, books and other media too. The media has always had it out for games and gamers.
It would probably be last years Call of Duty airport scene.
That's the problem video games are still treated as toys or as entertainment for kids. This is why games like Modern Warfare 2's airport scene became controversial or in the case of the hot coffee and now MOH regarding playing as the Taliban killing american soldiers. This is also why when you play war video games they removed civilians, gore, realistic blood. Modern Warfare 2, Ghost Recon showed civilians somewhat but they were poorly made. In movies is okay see Saving Private Ryan also in books but not in videogames. Is sad but true but the media needs to understand that videogames should be treated like movies not like toys or entertainment for kids. We still have not seen a war game with civilians running for their lives, looking for food, and the horrors of war game developers should be allowed to recreate this but due to the hot coffee and any controversy regarding video games is preventing it from doing so.
You may view an image of a warzone. You may view a video of a warzone. You may watch a film based on a warzone. You can play a game based on a warzone. Nothing here stands out as a OMFG!!!!! YOU CAN'T DO THAT! US government are warmongerers. If they didn't wan't pop-culture to be based on war, they shouldn't have waged it. FOX an the rest of them shouldn't have hyped it up the ass either. Seriously, think how much money could be saved (to put toward economic recovery) if they just said, "Okay pack it all up, no more." That'd be a hand-full of billions off your defecit. In the end, Game's could be a HELL of a lot worse in their depiction of warzones.
When you view a pick you say Uh that's bad When you watch A video man that's bad When you watch a movie I kind of get a wired felling once and a while The problem that people have with Video games is its you who makes the choices I do not think it is bad but what we need to think is as gamers we are going to have to wait for more tolerance on this issue when i read this site alot it is like oh you can watch then you should be able to play it I think not the best example but ya its entertainment like movies When the HardCore action movies started coming out same thing we just have to wait
but you can also think of it this way... The game is created in a way that you are made to think. It's obviously not possible to complete a 'war-game' (in the generic sense) passively. The creators want you to shoot people. As Rage Against say, "Thats the name of the game." Movies are in a sense exactly the same. They are filmed in the way that you are made to watch war. But you are right. It's a waiting game for when people either realise their idiocy, they just give up, or Games are even more censored. Hell-hoping it aint the latter.
Heard that before? Here is the thing guys, when there are games that actually come close to release like "Battle for Fallujah" (sorry for the mis spell if it is) then you know things are going too far. This is of course if you know anything about that particular incident. Or how about BC2:Vietnam? You are playing a conflict that was started by a lie, that the US acknowledged it actually said, but did not happen, the Gulf of Tonkin incident. But maybe its like that one guy said above, its just FUN, i'm not thinking. WOW!!!!! are you starting to see the issue? its like people get their education and views from entertainment. I'm steering a bit off track now and starting to rant so.... Are warzones acceptable in videogames? yes, just like other forms of propaganda, we're just on this side, taking in the slop while having FUN. /s Cheers.
Video games are around since the 1940s. Isn't it a little late to ask this now?
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