Should the new Medal of Honour game be banned?

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Should the new Medal of Honour game be banned?

Post  El Guapo on Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:43 am

Electronic Arts are coming under fire (excuse the pun lol) over their hotly anticipated new instalment of the Medal of Honour franchise.

In this highly realistic game players are sent to an imaginary conflict in Afghanistan where they play the part of either a British or Taliban soldier.

Government ministers have slammed the game and called for a ban on the grounds of it being insensitive to the grieving families of dead soldiers currently fighting in the Middle East.

Electronic Arts have defended their position saying that the game aims to simulate any real life conflict in which there are always two sides.

What do you think? Should the game be banned? Is it right to use current events such as this as a means of "entertainment"?

Below is a clip of the game so you can see what all the fuss is about. Note the very high level of detail and realism and the section in which a Taliban soldier detonates a car bomb in an effort to kill British soldiers.


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Re: Should the new Medal of Honour game be banned?

Post  DarkLord on Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:29 am

Nope. Don't think it should be banned. It's just a game in my opinion
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Post  chelseaz on Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:25 am

no point banning it,the sickos who will want to play this game will get hold of a copy of it anyway.
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Post  DarkLord on Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:18 am

Bit harsh. Why are they sickos if they want to play the game? Or have I read that wrong?
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Post  chelseaz on Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:49 pm

aaahhh! hello dark lord....where have you been hiding,pussy cat? nice to see you back x
if they are into that kind of action why don't they put the spliff out,put the tinny down,cash the giro and get a one way ticket to afganistan.when you arrive at your destination feel free,as soon as you like to join in with our boys playing the local sport....let's blow some infidel leggies off.....if you play the game really well you could leave with up to 4 limbs missing....enjoy your gamee

sorry dark lord i find it offensive,to all people involved in this war. i find it devisive,disrespecful and not "proper" i that anyone that can take pleasure from something like this is a bit of a sicko
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Post  chelseaz on Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:51 pm

but the game looks well horny...
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Post  Dame Edna on Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:10 pm


There are loads of "War games" on the market and has been for years. I have played COD (call of duty) and found it rather gruesome and graphic, but somehow quite entertaining.. Shocked Its a game, maybe not for the fainthearted, but a game none the less. I would never disrespect our serving lads in any way, and imo these kind of games dont either. And if i'm honest, they get boring after a while.. Neutral
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Post  dolly on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:34 am

I've nothing against war games....just the age of the people who play them. Young children should never be allowed these types of games.
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Re: Should the new Medal of Honour game be banned?

Post  DarkLord on Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:46 am

Chelseaz - Hey there! Been hiding in the maddness of life in the fast lane & recovering from illness Laughing Laughing Fair enough about your thoughts on the game, but keep in mind, most gamers don't make the connection between Virtual Reality (The game) and Actual Reality (Real Life). Also, believe it or not, games like this are being used to train our armed forces.
And putting down the controller & going to Afghanistan isn't an option. After all, over there you have no extra lives, no continues and I imagine finding a Save Point would be a ruddy nightmare! Laughing

Nelix - I fully agree

Dolly - Most games these days are rated in pretty much the same way as films. Problem is that most parents wouldn't have a problem with their 10 year old playing these kinds of games which in my opinion is wrong, but who are we to tell parents what their children should or shouldn't be able to play....?
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Post  chelseaz on Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:03 am

sorry to hear you've not been well dark lord...hope your fully recovered and fighting fit!!!
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Post  EarthsAngel on Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:06 am

I don't like it, but that's not surprising as I hate Games anyway. I think the level of violence is quite horrendous, kids these days are bad enough and shouldn't be exposed to violent video games. It's no wonder most of the kids these days want to shoot and stab anything that moves.


Sorry to hear you have been ill DL, hope you are well now?

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Post  chelseaz on Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:07 pm

dark lord although i can understand your logic in this debate,we also have the angle of...cant switch the button off because this is real. for some of our good boys who actually die out there.and if you talk about recruiting these little skunk head druggies that play these games from the comfort of their paid for council shit holes.the boys doing it are not interested in them.the difference between the simulation programmes that teach our forces have a much better purpose and is a world apart from these sad people......i will always support our boys and girls wherever they are deployed because they are doing it for us and for real....not playing a game
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Post  Dame Edna on Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:10 pm


I'm not sure that all folk who play war games are " skunkhead druggies"..I know there is a rep but really, thousand of hard working, decent living folk own x-boxes..play stations ect..and use them for relaxation. Are they sad? Not at all.
DL, sorry to hear you aint been well..Hope you feel better xx Very Happy
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Re: Should the new Medal of Honour game be banned?

Post  dolly on Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:01 am

Dolly - Most games these days are rated in pretty much the same way as films. Problem is that most parents wouldn't have a problem with their 10 year old playing these kinds of games which in my opinion is wrong, but who are we to tell parents what their children should or shouldn't be able to play....?
Hope you feeling better DL...
I know we can't make parents follow the age guidelines... unfortunately some parents don't give a monkeys what their kids do No
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Re: Should the new Medal of Honour game be banned?

Post  DarkLord on Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:07 am

Thanks for the well wishes guys Smile

Chel - I'm thinking you probably don't own a console and also don’t know many people who own one as no one I know with one thinks "I can't switch it off because this is real" and anyone who does requires professional help pretty quickly Laughing "War games" have been more useful to armed forces than you think. It gives many teenagers a small but realistic insight into the world of war and also serves as a much more effective recruitment tool than adverts or the media. Many devices in the forces now are controlled by controllers very similar to the ones used with consoles. And whilst the software released on the commercial market is not exactly the same, you'll find that the engine used to run them are pretty much identical to the ones used in the forces these days. I get your point about doing it for real & from the comfort of ones own home, but to package everyone who enjoys these kinds of games as "Skunk head druggies in council Flat shitholes" is a little extreme. Afterall, I know people who have come back from the forces & sit in their council flats playing playstation with some of the finest skunk and a tin....... They've also done it for real.... Are they sad too?

I do wonder though, is the enjoyment of these kind of games much different from the enjoyment of watching something like “Saving Private Ryan” where one of the universally accepted best parts of that film is the opening sequence Beach Landing? Or even like “Pearl Harbour” where the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour is recreated in stunning detail and was amongst the primary reason for many people to go and watch it…..
And is the creation of this kind of game more offensive than making serious wars into comedy television programs such as “M.A.S.H”, “Blackadder Goes Forth” or “Dads Army” did very successfully? And if not, what’s the difference?
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Post  chelseaz on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:21 am

i had a strange vision then dark lord ....nelix stood at her ironing board,pots boiling over,and a big spliff casually hanging out the corner of her mouth...lol no i don't really think that's our nel.yes i do have a consol,i fly my own plane and use it to try out different aircraft...just in case i get a chance to ever fly a jet.i know a lot of people in the military and support causes for injured troops,so perhaps i am more than a little touchy on this subject.i think that if you are adult and of reasonable sanity then you make your own decisions on what you want to watch and play....unfortunatly people,unlike in the military are not tested for mental stability and that's what worries me.time and time again we have seen both adults and children influenced by knife and gun culture,copy cat murders,school massacres ect.i have seen and read about things that my imagination could not come up with in a hundred years.i know it is immpossible to control or monitor what people choose to do,god forbid,but it dosent mean i have to like or agree with them.if you take that direction,then you can say,okay no limit to depravity or violence it's all okay because we have a choice.if public opinion is strong enough,then whatever it is gets laws made against it....i think thats something to do with democracy....but what do i know i'm still into pac man and mario lol.
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Post  DarkLord on Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:11 am

Sounds more like me than Nelix!

I see what you're saying, though I can't pin the behaviour of some on Games, Films and TV as people have been doing such things since man first discovered the killing power of a rock and there were no games, TV's, films or books around then. This leads me to believe that such actions are simply in the nature of man........
Also, when people say that Games & films influence some people, why is it not thought that some people will be influenced positively by games and films?? One mans trash is another mans treasure so surely one mans precursor towards violence is another mans detterent from violence.....
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Post  chelseaz on Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:41 am

my goodness d.l. for once i am in agreement with you lol.....that's the end of that then x
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Post  DarkLord on Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:10 am

Shocked Shocked Shocked Oh......... Errrrrr......... scratch what do we do now then? scratch
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