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I can realize that it's just a game. But let's be honest here. We all know it would come to this eventually. We've pushed boundaries pretty far and I can see where Iran is coming from here. The US media would be all over it if another country portrayed the US as the bad guys.

I'm going to leave this here. It's a very interesting video that hits on this topic.
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I can realize that it's just a game. But let's be honest here. We all know it would come to this eventually. We've pushed boundaries pretty far and I can see where Iran is coming from here. The US media would be all over it if another country portrayed the US as the bad guys.

Possibly, but I bet police wouldn't be arresting shop owners for selling a video game. No matter how you slice this Iran went way over the top.

Also, obviously most war games are on the side of Americans, what country buys the most video games? They want to publish a game that will appeal to those who will be the majority buying it, so they are generally produced from the viewpoint of the U.S.
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Ummm........Russia invades America in MW2 and I don't recall any riots here.

Again, you are not playing as the Russians invading American soil.

World in Conflict.. RTS where you can play as Russia destroying American cities.. And French ones as well rolleyes.gif
RTS games aren't allowed, neither multiplayer games.
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post #84 of 142
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Possibly, but I bet police wouldn't be arresting shop owners for selling a video game. No matter how you slice this Iran went way over the top.

Not going to argue with this point at all.

I am going to say however, it surprises me Russia didn't do something similar. They were the "bad guys" in a slew of games a few years ago. It was only a matter of time before someone got their feathers ruffled. But again, I agree the reaction was too much.
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I dont think its sad, if it were an iranian game about invading US, same thing would happen here. Its weird how americans feel they are the only people who have the right to make a mockery of other nations. Not that I support Iran, its just a game but just saying its not a crazy thing they did.
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we've had plenty of games where america is invaded or destroyed.
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The U.S. would do the same thing. I agree. I have yet to play a game where I am a Nazi soldier defending Germany from invading Allies. Could you imagine the outcry from the Jewish Lobby in Washington and the rest of the U.S. populace that are pro-Israel?

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Iran is not the first nor the last country to censor. United States have censored and still censors.

Earlier in the thread I've asked for an example of a game banned by the US government. Does anyone have any examples of this, or is everyone just going to continue to say the US would do it with no actual proof?
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This is Bullcrap, how do you think Aliens feel about the video games that portray them as monsters? Forget about how the Irans feel, how do you think the aliens in outer space feel?
    
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Earlier in the thread I've asked for an example of a game banned by the US government. Does anyone have any examples of this, or is everyone just going to continue to say the US would do it with no actual proof?

Best example I can think of Medal of Honor being banned on military bases.
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It's simple.

Profit of dev = Sales of games
Sales of games = Popularity in USA
Thus
Profit of dev = Popularity in USA

Fact is, the gaming industry is about making money for the Developers, and having fun for the gamers. I don't think games will be more or less fun than they are now if America was portrayed as the bad guy or the rogue.

However, they wouldn't sell as well if the US was the evil party though so don't expect it to change anytime soon.

Personally I don't care what flag is on the targets uniform, I'm there to empty a few magazines into them...the more the merrier!!!
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Really? Remind me how many shops reacted to Medal of Honor? Oh right, ban it. Because you could play with Taliban shooting US Marines.
The US does the exact same thing. It's tiem more games come out where people can shoot Americans. I'm tired of always killing Russians. Not because I don't like Americans, on the contrary. But just to show the world everyone is equal. A videogame where the US president is the bad guy and you have to kill him. The US would ban it like crazy.

There is a big difference between the government mandated ban and a few retailers. Allowing retailers to sell it if they so choose is also a part of freedom. Walmart is not an agent of the government, and if you get a copy you are not going to jail.

This thing is so laughable. BTW...quit searching for major titles. There are video games made in the middle east that support terrorism (sort of like the opposite of America's Army). You can find them and legally download them if you like. No one would go to jail. They are not banned. In fact, the Supreme Court backs your right to choose to play them if you like. When it comes to video games, the US is the most open and free market in the world.

A swear, most US citizens have no idea what their rights are or understand what censorship is. Just because a retailer does not sell a certain game you are not losing your rights in some way. Now, if the government mandated they couldn't sell the game, that is a different issue. I am sick of people that bash their own country and yet have no idea what they are talking about.

edit: BTW...that last statement was made in general, not to Hukkel. I hear the same stuff from people in the US all the time about retailers and censorship. It's bull.
Edited by being that guy - 11/29/11 at 12:16pm
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