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Thursday, 09 September 2010 08:09

US Military bans Medal of Honor

Written by Nick Farell
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No Honor in the American military
The Army which got its big break by beating the worst mercenary force in Europe, has decided to ban a computer game which enables them to take pot shots at their fellow soldiers. Medal of Honor has created a storm in a teacup because it allowed players to play Taliban soldiers in a shoot-em-up.

Game Stop had already decided not to sell the game on US bases, but now it seems the US Army is ordering its troops not to play the game. "Medal of Honor" by Electronic Arts hits stores October 12 and while troops will be allowed to own copies, they will have to buy them off-base.

Major General Bruce Casella, who commands the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, made the decision last week, with the Navy quickly following suit. Kathleen Martin, a spokeswoman for the Navy Exchange Service Command, said the game won't be sold at any of the Navy's 104 exchange shops "out of respect for the men and women serving and their families’’.

We are surprisingly supportive of the ban. The number of friendly fire casualties caused by American forces is huge. When they start flinging as many bullets as they can at the enemy, the last thing that you want is for a battle stressed US soldier to forget who they are supposed to be pointing their guns at.

Nick Farell

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+20 #1 xrodney 2010-09-09 08:56
With all respect I have to soldiers defending their country.

How they expect in multiplayer and other online games sorting good vs bad combats ?
There allways need to be someone on other side of the field as without it there is no game.

Also I guess they also never do combat exercises with both sides to learn and train for tactics against terrorists groups ?

This decision is just showing how much they are hypocrites.
There is no Yin without Yang.
 
 
0 #2 Squall_Leonhart 2010-09-09 09:21
the american military are a pack of redneck warmongers anyway.
 
 
+6 #3 guideX 2010-09-09 09:33
Quoting xrodney:
With all respect I have to soldiers defending their country


I am sure you are talking about the Taliban.
 
 
+37 #4 sidje 2010-09-09 09:35
Quoting Squall_Leonhart :
the american military are a pack of redneck warmongers anyway.


Isn't it a bit funny how they always "defend" their country by establishing a foothold in (some call it invading) a sovereign country with ample supplies of oil?

As for the Taliban multiplayer excuse, I just can't believe it - this planet is getting sillier by the hour...
 
 
+15 #5 xrodney 2010-09-09 09:41
Quoting guideX:
Quoting xrodney:
With all respect I have to soldiers defending their country


I am sure you are talking about the Taliban.

No I am not. Terrorist groups killing innocent people in bomb attacks are not soldiers and for sure are not brave heroes.

I am taking your comment on me as personal Insult.
 
 
+10 #6 sidje 2010-09-09 09:46
Quoting xrodney:
Quoting guideX:
Quoting xrodney:
With all respect I have to soldiers defending their country


I am sure you are talking about the Taliban.

No I am not. Terrorist groups killing innocent people in bomb attacks are not soldiers and for sure are not brave heroes.

I am taking your comment on me as personal Insult.


I don't think he was trying to insult you, but you have to admit that invading another country while calling the entire deal "defending your own country" is a bit over the top.

My true condolences to anyone who lost their lives in any of these "war on terror" events, but there are only one people truly defending their country here...
 
 
+26 #7 nele 2010-09-09 09:48
Quoting sidje:
but there are only one people truly defending their country here...




The Swiss?
 
 
-10 #8 youserzero 2010-09-09 10:02
Quoting xrodney:
No I am not. Terrorist groups killing innocent people in bomb attacks are not soldiers and for sure are not brave heroes.


Oh I get it! What you're REALLY saying is that you hate BOTH the US military/Blackwater and the Taliban?!?!?! That's good...cuz for a second I was beginning to think you were a ignorant hypocrite. :-)
 
 
+9 #9 Silverking 2010-09-09 10:32
"Invading" your enemies' land in response to an attack on your home land is a well known and used tactic throughout history. It takes the loss of infrastructure and industry and makes it your enemies problem. The United Stated used this to become a world superpower after the second Great War to use the industrial complex it built to fight the war to gain a global advantage. Who had the capability to keep up after most of Europe had been destroyed TWICE within 25 years.
 
 
+14 #10 Silverking 2010-09-09 10:39
Back on topic, I am in the Navy and I think the ruling is stupid. Counter-Strike featured terrorists that placed bombs, Medal of Honor and Call of Duty featured Germans on the beach of Normandy, and America's Army itself has an opposing force, it is a requirement for this genre. Just because it is specifically Taliban doesn't make them more the enemy. Maybe if they took the people who are willing to play the Taliban and put them in as OPFOR in training exercises with the Army then the Army would be better prepared to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan.
 

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