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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



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RE: Ridiculous...
By WinstonSmith on 12/28/2012 9:48:38 AM , Rating: 2
"People are losing their minds and on their way to changing the Constitution because some nut job killed a bunch of people/kids."

They can't lose what they don't have. The educational system doesn't train people properly in the learned skill of critical thinking. That sort of thing comes from familiarity with the sciences, subjects far too many avoid because they're "too difficult."

Add to that a sensationalist, profit-driven media that, like vultures with an agenda, milk everything and only encourage copy-cat events, and you end up with thoughtless, knee-jerk reactions from herds and "fixes" that fix nothing.

"Imagine how stupid the average person is. Then realize that half of them are even stupider than that." - George Carlin


"We can't expect users to use common sense. That would eliminate the need for all sorts of legislation, committees, oversight and lawyers." -- Christopher Jennings














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