games are a huge business and one of the most popular genres in the
market are first person shooters. These games generate billions of
dollars each year for the video game industry and have sparked harsh
criticism at times because of the violent content of the games.The
latest game to come under fire is the upcoming shooter from EA called
Surprisingly, the game hasn't come under fire from the typical groups
that oppose violent video games, but the U.S.
military. Kotaku reports
that the Army and Air Force Exchange Services has confirmed to it
that they have demanded that the upcoming Medal
game to be pulled
from the 49 different GameStop
are located on army bases within America. The ban also extends to all
stores selling the game on military Post Exchanges [PXs] globally.
The reason the game has been withdrawn from PX shelves is that the
multiplayer aspect of the game allow players to play as Taliban
fighters.An email from GameStop Kotaku
has agreed out of respect for our past and present men and women in
uniform we will not carry Medal of Honor in any of our AAFES based
stores... As such, GameStop agreed to have all marketing material
pulled by noon today and to stop taking reservations. Customers who
enter our AAFES stores and wish to reserve Medal of Honor can and
should be directed to the nearest GameStop location off base.
GameStop fully supports AAFES in this endeavor and is sensitive to
the fact that in multiplayer mode one side will assume the role of
the game is not banned from play by military personnel and is not
banned from the base altogether; the game simply isn’t allowed to
be sold on base. Military personnel can buy it off base and play it
at the base. There has been no official comment by EA on the issue so
first person shooter franchise set to get a new installment soon is
with Activision putting the largest
marketing campaign it has ever undertaken behind the new
title in the franchise called Black
quote: America is a free country with freedom of expression - or so people seem to believe anyway - and the army exists to uphold THOSE principles. So on what legal (and moral, for that matter) basis do they arbitrarily ban one game and not any number of others?
quote: This is just populist double standards because people are scaremongering against brown muslim people.
quote: The real issue is that the world has to move towards war being the LAST RESORT.... in the past 100 years, it hasn't been E V E R!
quote: I'm with him. In BF2 you can play as a middle eastern character against American forces.
quote: They lose sight of values and focus on command.