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I wouldn't mind playing as a Russian invading the US, in a non-multiplayer format. I wouldn't get offended gunning down US soldiers in a video game. I don't get offended gunning down civilians in a game. None of the Modern Warfare stunts offended me. I write, it's what I do. I write fictional books where these things happen. It makes me sad to see this censorship at such an all-time high. It also makes me sad as a writer of this type of work to see people defending it. Someone mentioned something earlier about if a game was out where you kill the president it would be banned instantly. I don't recall Black Ops getting flak for basically saying "Hey, you killed J.F.K" at the end, or the fake hallucination of you almost or actually assassinating him [ I don't recall what happens exactly ]

And if you guys wanna be all technical, what about GTA IV? Zomgss, Niko isn't american and he can blow up all teh civilians and raid New York! Different all-around, but same idea.

It's a game, a story, fiction.

People are way, way too sensitive.
    
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post

There's a difference between being forced to play as one of two sides in multiplayer and being the heroic protagonist of a single player campaign.

i don't know man. its not like i care anyways.
post #53 of 142
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Originally Posted by dioxholster View Post

I dont think its sad, if it were an iranian game about invading US, same thing would happen here.

Plenty of hypocrites and overreactors would bash the game, make petitions, and maybe even throw a protest or two, but the game would never be legally banned outright based on it's content.
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Red Alert 2 wasn't even a serious RTS game and wasn't based on current events. In fact, the game was a cartoony Sci-Fi RTS.

Battlefield 3 is a fairly cartoony arcade shooter. It's not a sim, and does not try to be.
Edited by Blameless - 11/29/11 at 2:16am
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I always thought one of the main reasons that "Allied" forces(for want of a better term) are normally the "good guys" is because those are the countries in which the most PC/Video games get sold. No developer who is serious about making money, is going to pour millions of dollars of capital into a game that won't sell in America, just so that they can prove a point. I would go so far as to say that if you made a game where the allied forces where losing, or lost out right, and they where the bad guys etc, then countries like America, Britain, you name it, wouldn't even have to censor or ban the game. The people there just wouldn't buy them.

I really don't care who I shoot or who I kill in a video game, for the simple reason that it's exactly that, a video game. I could just as easily be clearing Black Mesa of head crabs as I could be clearing the Pentagon of [Insert politically correct name here]. If a game sells badly in the USA, then that game is going to have a hard time recovering it's money, it's just that simple I'm afraid.

And in any case, banning things just because they offend you is childish. That's like saying that we should ask our government to ban British journalists and publications, just because they have a habit of writing horrible, hurtful, and many times just inaccurate rubbish about South Africa....We don't, because honestly we just couldn't care less...

[Edit: Noticed some weird spelling and grammar erros...Too much internets for me...]
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Homefront and turning point, that is all.
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Plenty of hypocrites and overreactors would bash the game, make petitions, and maybe even throw a protest or two, but the game would never be legally banned outright based on it's content.
Battlefield 3 is a fairly cartoony arcade shooter. It's not a sim, and does not try to be.

wat!??! bf3 not realistic. ARRGGH!!
post #57 of 142
Banning will have likely increased people acquiring the game anyway. They can't play any multiplayer so they're in for a disappointing single player that wouldn't be any better even if the nationalities of the people in it were magically modified.
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I have only one thing to say:

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Risk is a strategic board game, produced by Parker Brothers (now a division of Hasbro). It was invented by French film director Albert Lamorisse and originally released in 1957 as La Conquête du Monde ("The Conquest of the World") in France. Risk is a turn-based game for two to six players. The standard version is played on a board depicting a political map of the Earth, divided into forty-two territories, which are grouped into six continents. The primary object of the game is "world domination," or "to occupy every territory on the board and in so doing, eliminate all other players."[1] Players control armies with which they attempt to capture territories from other players, with results determined by dice rolls.

Taken from Wikipedia.

It also exists as a video game for many different platforms.
 
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Everybody seems to forget about games like World in Conflict which lets you play as a Russian army invading U.S , granted US wins in the end but still the game is definitely more realistic that CnC RA.
Other game would be Company of Heroes Opposing Front which lets you play campaign as Germany and kill British and US forces in Operation Market garden , there is no Nazi themes nor it is mentioned but you do get to play as the "bad" side and we never had problems with those games in UK or US.
Overzealous censorship is stupid ...................
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Whats worse.....

Censoring a game in terms of restricting sales

or

Censoring a game in terms of demanding it be altered
    
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