backtop


Print 45 comment(s) - last by MZperX.. on Jan 2 at 12:33 PM


  (Source: EA)
Recent shootings were the cause for removing the links

Electronic Arts, better known as EA, has pulled the links to real weapon sales sites from its "Medal of Honor" Web page. EA's "Medal of Honor" site has traditionally partnered with weapons companies, since the game features these real weapons available for purchase.

The reason behind this is pretty obvious if you've heard about recent shootings in the U.S. The most recent occurred in a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school where 26 children and school staff were killed by gunfire. Before that, a man shot and killed many people in an Aurora, Colorado theater.

Due to these recent tragedies, the National Rifle Association pointed the finger at movies and video games for adding to the culture of violence in the U.S.

"There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people," said NRA vice president Wayne LaPierre.

"Medal of Honor" was originally published by EA Games in 1999, where much of the series takes place in World War II. The newer versions mainly focus on modern warfare.

Back in 2010, the "Medal of Honor" was banned from the military due to multiplayer Taliban characters featured in the game. Just last month, seven Navy SEALs were charged and punished for releasing confidential information to EA during the making of "Medal of Honor: Warfighter." The seven Navy SEALs consist of two Senior Chief Special Operators and five Chief Special Operators, which all received letters of reprimand and a cut of half their pay for two months.

Sources: BBC News, SeattlePI



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: Ridiculous...
By bupkus on 12/27/2012 5:46:41 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
although the answer may be that we can't do anything, short of living in a police state
Yes, indeed, you're hand guns and rifles will single-handedly stop the roll out of a police state. Never mind the possibility of the entire nation going on strike including the police. Thank god for your little pea shooters. Those swat teams and attack helicopters haven't a chance.


RE: Ridiculous...
By Asetha on 12/28/2012 7:57:26 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed, they don't, considering that there are about 200,000 police on duty at any given time, and 200 million+ guns owned by citizens.


RE: Ridiculous...
By WinstonSmith on 12/28/2012 9:38:43 AM , Rating: 2
"Yes, indeed, you're hand guns and rifles will single-handedly stop the roll out of a police state."

No, what he meant was that short of living in a police state where all private guns are confiscated, there will be no stopping gun violence.


RE: Ridiculous...
By V-Money on 12/28/2012 12:33:40 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
No, what he meant was that short of living in a police state where all private guns are confiscated, there will be no stopping gun violence.


What's even funnier is that even if this unlikely scenario ever were to happen people would just use other form of weapons like bombs or napalm, they are surprisingly easy to make. Then when a maternity ward or nursery gets obliterated by some other psychopath and there is no way to stop it (hard to defend against a bomb) the only silver lining these clowns have is that "well, it wasn't a gun massacre".

More to the point though, owning weapons is guaranteed in the constitution, and whether you like it or not, watching movies or even going to school is not. My point being there are risks in everything that we do in life, if you aren't willing to take them, then don't. As a previous poster mentioned, there are psychopaths and there will be unfortunate events like this, but banning guns isn't the solution. If we go that route we might as well ban cars that go over 75MPH, meals that are greater than 400-600 calories depending on your size, all fast food and desserts, and television/computers/forms of stationary entertainment. All of those cause more deaths than guns, its the only logical solution right.


RE: Ridiculous...
By bupkus on 12/28/2012 3:00:33 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
If we go that route we might as well ban cars that go over 75MPH, meals that are greater than 400-600 calories depending on your size, all fast food and desserts, and television/computers/forms of stationary entertainment. All of those cause more deaths than guns, its the only logical solution right.
Yes, it is indeed a slippery slope.


RE: Ridiculous...
By Webreviews on 12/28/2012 5:24:08 PM , Rating: 4
quote:
Yes, it is indeed a slippery slope.


We should ban slippery slopes. Very dangerous those things.


"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007














botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki