Medal of Honor Controversy

Posted: September 7, 2010
Medal of Honor Controversy

After criticism over Medal of Honor allowing gamers to play as a member of the Taliban, GameStop and the US Military have pulled the game from store shelves in protest for American soldiers. Kevin Pereira and Adam Sessler discuss the issue of banning video games over controversial content. It's a delicate and precarious situation indeed.


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  • Wraydar

    Im active duty and i just found this "play as taliban" to be a lame attempt to do what call of duty did, the only difference is that COD wasn't dumb enough to go this far. The war is still going on, obviously people can refuse to play it, its just a bad move to try to make a game out of something that should be taken seriously at this time.

    Posted: November 19, 2010 3:44 PM
  • WestEndWacko


    Posted: October 3, 2010 2:14 PM
  • MrNicEgUy76

    if they are really that torn up over being able to play the taliban in a game then why isnt there an uproar over being able to play against american soldiers and frag them in every military multiplayer game, its a game and they should be happy to be able to play against the taliban.

    Posted: September 14, 2010 4:15 AM
  • ManoftheWell

    I understand this is a sensative issue especially for a our military gamers. I agree that this game should not have been made in the first place, but it has and they have the right to put this content in their video game. I agree it was a poor choice but its been made and is going to come out. So if you dont like it dont buy it. simple as that.

    Posted: September 11, 2010 4:06 PM
  • warman58

    this his youtube channel his video on there...
    http://www.youtube.com/user/ Bioshock0018

    Posted: September 11, 2010 3:09 PM
  • warman58

    My xbox live friend in tifton ga made this video for gamers and troops
    about this game shouldn't this what every gamers should do for our troops out there..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=CQPqI_xXE3k

    Posted: September 11, 2010 3:07 PM
  • warman58

    My xbox live friend in tifton ga made this video for gamers and troops
    about this game shouldn't this what every gamers should do for our troops out there..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=CQPqI_xXE3k

    Posted: September 11, 2010 3:05 PM
  • RTR

    The Game Overthinker should get in on this

    Posted: September 11, 2010 12:00 PM
  • Rudyv30

    First time posting. I'm 37yrs old and served in the first Iraq war. I have had and continue to have mixed feelings about this game. People need to have some perspective. I was reminded of that by my wife when I told her it I had a problem with the subject matter. She reminded me there's no difference in playing as a Taliban insurgent or Nazi soldier. I chewed that over for a while and was really on the fence about the game. It looks absolutely beautiful and I had to come to terms that it's just a game. When the Army took the roll of censorship it made me very angry. I served this country to protect this countries freedoms in all its forms. I believe the military did a dis-service to those still in uniform, still dying for us that they cant buy a video game based on what they do everyday on their own base. The military's censorship action also did one other thing, it pushed me over the fence and I pre-ordered the game. I refuse to give up my freedom to play what I want, when I want to apease peoples "feelings" who will never play the game. Freedom to choose is one of the freedoms that soldiers have died for and continue to die for.

    Posted: September 11, 2010 10:56 AM
  • sephirothcloud

    Like I said before when G4 first posted the article on this but saying it differently. Why is it when a game comes out thats Anime Based or Cartoon Based and when your able to choose a fictional villain Nobody complains? But in cases like this and MW2 with that one Optional Mission were you had to kill Innocent Civilians in an Airport get controversy? Did we see Gamestop or the Military force the sale of the game not happen? No, But this just irritates the heck out of me. Sure I don't play Medal of Honor but when a Game gets Censored(even when the Military steps in) to censor it I have to defend it, Its like more and more our rights as citizens is being stripped away and for BS reasons too.

    Posted: September 10, 2010 7:11 AM
  • InHumanMarine

    Is Medal of Honor or Battlefield Bad Company 2 better? No, Modern Crapfare 2 doesn't measure up to either.

    Posted: September 9, 2010 10:43 PM
  • chew_MAN

    hell yeah! i playin as a taliban!

    Posted: September 9, 2010 5:12 PM
  • maples28

    So why can you still pre-order from their website ?

    Posted: September 9, 2010 9:04 AM
  • applebook

    This game goes too far. It's too soon to be playing as the Taliban. Hiding under the guise of "art" is shameless too.

    Posted: September 9, 2010 2:34 AM
  • Bangerman15

    lol unnecessary discussion.. its a freakn GAME! its not real! as easy as that

    Posted: September 8, 2010 1:25 PM
  • the_big_king_jdowg

    well this game is just Battle Field with different skins and sucks anyway...

    Posted: September 8, 2010 11:52 AM
  • boohoodman

    my cousin who is serving in afghanistan saw me playing and he wanted to play because he wanted to kill taliban

    Posted: September 8, 2010 10:48 AM
  • hillikuss315

    People need to just realize that this is JUST A VIDEO GAME!!! It's not like if you preordered at gamestop you received a real life taliban costume to wear while you play or somthing! People really need to get over themselves, grow up and realize that these games are intended to be fun. Not to promote the evil doing of all of the terrorist jerks in this world. I am personally will be buying this game just to support the game! Not the Taliban.

    Posted: September 8, 2010 9:43 AM
  • Bushhog22

    BottledCan. first of all you are in the National Guard, enough said. I was in the infantry in the real army and deployed to afghanistan for 15 months and am now in Special Forces and stationed in Germany so this being banned on bases does effect me. And its just a game and you choose to be the taliban or not. And stop trying to be cool and talk about being shot at and all that b/c its nothing special.

    Posted: September 8, 2010 7:54 AM
  • bluebrand

    I think the game should not be banned because the military said just that. What about the gamers, who really spend 20-200 bucks just to get their hands on the newly released game? These soldiers cannot dictate whether a game is to be released or not,I mean, they just play the game for free and what EA gets in return is a "banned" tag on MOH. Isn't that cruel? Don't just think for yourselves! EA didn't created the game for soldiers ...it's for everybody..

    I have a high respect for soldiers since my dad is a former soldier (retired) and guess what, he enjoys playing CS, MOH and other war-themed games that I bring home. He even asked me to teach him how to play CS and MOH! A game is a game! don't take it personally...

    Posted: September 8, 2010 7:00 AM