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Tuesday, 29 November 2011 13:29

Iran bans Battlefield 3

Written by Nedim Hadzic

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Youth petitions for it

So there you have it – Iranian authorities have banned Battlefield 3, making it illegal for stores to sell the game.

Apparently, the reason is because the game depicts the US Army fighting in Iran’s capital Teheran. As one would expect, people are not the least bit happy about their country being depicted as a virtual battlefield. 

It is said that 5,000 youths petitioned against the game online. Although the group says that it is aware the game plot is hypothetical, it believes that the game was intentionally released “at a time when the US is pushing the international community into fearing Iran.”

EA reacted by saying that Battlefield 3 wasn’t even available in Iran to begin with. Having said that, the company said it hopes that the ban will prevent pirated copies from being sold in the country. 

More here.


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0 #1 kartikkg 2011-11-29 14:29
A game which destroys US and NATO will sell like hot cakes in USA :)
 
 
0 #2 riciux 2011-11-29 15:08
Funny, I played through the campaign and I don't remember where it took place.
On other hand, why would I care? I came to shoot some bad guys, why should I care where are they from?
 
 
0 #3 bloody 2011-11-29 15:13
Their loss on a great game
 
 
+6 #4 sidje 2011-11-29 15:26
Quoting riciux:
On other hand, why would I care? I came to shoot some bad guys, why should I care where are they from?




Well, I'm not big on the reaction either, but it's quite different when it's your country... In fact, how many games do you know where the US is a bad guy? And how many such actual historical scenarios can you remember? Now answer the same question for Iran. See where I'm going?
 
 
-2 #5 bardenck 2011-11-29 16:06
Quoting sidje:
Quoting riciux:
On other hand, why would I care? I came to shoot some bad guys, why should I care where are they from?




Well, I'm not big on the reaction either, but it's quite different when it's your country... In fact, how many games do you know where the US is a bad guy? And how many such actual historical scenarios can you remember? Now answer the same question for Iran. See where I'm going?



i guess when the united states stops helping every other country in need and starts worrying about itself for once, then the US can be the bad guy, until then, games will be portrayed rightfully so as they are.
 
 
+2 #6 Bors Mistral 2011-11-29 18:17
Quoting sidje:
...In fact, how many games do you know where the US is a bad guy?...

Fallout

Quoting sidje:
...And how many such actual historical scenarios...

You really want to start some people on that one?
 
 
+3 #7 Drecker 2011-11-29 18:24
Odd that Russia and France aren't this bent out of shape. Perhaps it's endemic to the regional culture to not be able to distinguish fiction from reality....
 
 
+2 #8 nele 2011-11-29 18:38
Quoting Drecker:
Odd that Russia and France aren't this bent out of shape. Perhaps it's endemic to the regional culture to not be able to distinguish fiction from reality....


I guess they are just too used to it... There's hardly a battlefield from Normandy to the Volga that hasn't been featured in some game already

I think it is about time someone made a game set in Switzerland or Sweden
 
 
+4 #9 123s 2011-11-29 20:23
Quoting kartikkg:
A game which destroys US and NATO will sell like hot cakes in USA :)
Even if you would play the guys who destroy it ? I remember reactions about MoH "AMG YA CAN KEEEL AMERICKANZ AS TALIBANZ, OH NOOEEZ"
 
 
-1 #10 bardenck 2011-11-29 21:10
Quoting 123s:
Quoting kartikkg:
A game which destroys US and NATO will sell like hot cakes in USA :)
Even if you would play the guys who destroy it ? I remember reactions about MoH "AMG YA CAN KEEEL AMERICKANZ AS TALIBANZ, OH NOOEEZ"



well, in that certain instance, a simple name change sufficed.
 

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