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Well, since young, i have to admit that i am sick and tired of playing an American soldier/Operative in FPS invading someone's country.

Playing Red Alert or other RTS games as a commander don't give players that personal feeling of seeing someone in the face and blowing it off.

Simply put, its always the same. The US is invading someone's country. Then again, video game designers do reflect in their games the current world situation. Take BF2, where US invaded Iraq. MW series where it portrays the current terrorist threats in the world. The big reason why no big game designer DARES to create an FPS game where you can play as a soldier invading US soil is because a large portion of the video game market caters to North America and US being the only SOLE superpower currently in the world today, its influence around the world is rather strong.

This is a matter of perspective. We all grew up in the world with the perception that the US are the good guys. But think of it this way. Let's say, if US were to invade my tiny country, i would sure as hell defend it (due to all of men here being conscripted), even though the 'outside' would would view me as a 'militant'. Okay, okay. So if i played a game where i played a US soldier, running through my back streets and killing the guys defending my country, i would surely get offended. From the government's point of view? This games may 'brainwash' the younger generation to believe what they see in the games.

My whole point here, is that cultures, societies, governments in different countries are all different, and if the government bans what they believe will result in negative thinking in their societies, then we just have to let them be. Where i am from, even chewing gum is banned. Yes, chewing gum. Its the country's government that controls the country, not the people.
Edited by crazydj - 11/29/11 at 2:42pm
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Russia invading america is beyond ludicrous and has no relevancy. Plus all those james bond movies has killed the shock of russia being bad guys, they are not offended much, they know these games are meant to show them as a worthy adversary and not something else. As I said, it seems the game pulled a Clint Eastwood and showed both perspectives. Americans arent close to be at war with russia, the communist hate sentiment does not exist anymore therefore no harm comes from depicting Russians as good guys. An Alqaeda or Islamist good guy would be the more accurate comparison.

I'm really confused on the whole thing.
All I got from you in these past few posts were:
"A game based on any past-time wars is hardly relevant and any other game besides FPS singleplayer games aren't valid to be an argument. More-so, I understand Russian opinions on these games because... I'm playing these games in Russia, my home country!"
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post #113 of 142
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We understand that the story of a videogame is hypothetical ... (but) we believe the game is purposely released at a time when the US is pushing the international community into fearing Iran
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Iranian police overseeing public places "raided (some shops) and arrested owners for selling the game secretly" even before the ban became public, he said

It sounds like the Iranian government is doing a well enough job of making the international community fear them, if they do that to their own citizens then they don't even need the United States help.
Edited by L D4WG - 11/29/11 at 2:51pm
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Originally Posted by Banzai? View Post

I'm really confused on the whole thing.
All I got from you in these past few posts were:
"A game based on any past-time wars is hardly relevant and any other game besides FPS singleplayer games aren't valid to be an argument. More-so, I understand Russian opinions on these games because... I'm playing these games in Russia, my home country!"

Yeah thats what I said. FPS puts you in the shoes of a "killer", violent games are already controversial let alone one that has you kill american soldiers and made in a way for it to be patriotic to do so. Russia banned MW2 and that was understandable, I'm kind of surprised stores in the US agreed to sell it though. And wasnt there talk in UK parliament to ban MW3?
Edited by dioxholster - 11/29/11 at 3:09pm
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Okay as I stated before, The difference between Iran and Everyone else in the West is that they Arrested the man selling the game.....Before the game was officially made illegal to sell.

What don't you people understand about that? Why are you comparing U.S. to Iran socially?
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I'm really confused on the whole thing.
All I got from you in these past few posts were:
"A game based on any past-time wars is hardly relevant and any other game besides FPS singleplayer games aren't valid to be an argument. More-so, I understand Russian opinions on these games because... I'm playing these games in Russia, my home country!"

That is the beauty of his agruements. They make so little sense you can't argue against them.

Unless he can provide a few arguements of games that have been banned in the US all his arguements are useless. The makers of the games are the ones who choose not to make the US the bad guy. Porbabyly simply because there are so many customers in the US? Also didn't Chiona just realease a game where you play as the Chinese and kill Americans? Not sure if it is public but I have not heard anything about that being banned if it is. Only game I can think of that has been banned was banned for a justifiable reasons (the guy game).
    
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My whole point here, is that cultures, societies, governments in different countries are all different, and if the government bans what they believe will result in negative thinking in their societies, then we just have to let them be. Where i am from, even chewing gum is banned. Yes, chewing gum. Its the country's government that controls the country, not the people.

Some good points.

Remember though, gum is banned in your country, because its citizens couldn't be bothered to spit it in a trashcan when they were done.
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Some good points.
Remember though, gum is banned in your country, because its citizens couldn't be bothered to spit it in a trashcan when they were done.

Are you justifiying the ban of Chewing Gum, or does my Sarcasm Detector need new batteries?
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Yes yes you are right of course:
http://i.imgur.com/UDUZE.png

Yup, a company can choose to censor whatever it chooses. That has NOTHING to do with the stuff people are talking about a product being banned by the U.S. government.
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Yup, a company can choose to censor whatever it chooses. That has NOTHING to do with the stuff people are talking about a product being banned by the U.S. government.

Its not banning, its mild form of self-censorship. Its based on what sells. Fox News does their news on what sells, and thats why they are on the top. If the product from say China depicting killing US soldiers, it would be banned in US, because the options of self-censorship will not come in play as that product doesnt care for sales numbers in US. Its not so hard to understand is it? Games already have been altered like red alert 2 and MOH, if Iran had the option to alter these games they wouldve if it were practical thing to do.

in short, there is no reason to ban something when you can pressure them to change it.
Edited by dioxholster - 11/29/11 at 4:44pm
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