Originally Posted by dioxholster
In homefront you play the good guys who happen to be americans. Homefront, red alert, etc. would be the equivalent of Iranians making Battlefield 3 with you playing Iranian forces defending against US invasion with the good guys being Iranians and seeing it from their own perspective and that could include their own higher up traitors like any normal fictional story. If such a game was made with intent to sell it to USA market, it might very well be banned or all stores refuse to sell it knowing the consequences if they did. America might have the first amendment but there is self-censorship when the consequences of such actions could be dire to the said business. You wont see the strings controlling all these decisions but its there. And till this day Aljazeera remains banned from broadcasting to US audience so who are you kidding.
A business deciding not to sell a product is not censorship. You can still get it if you so choose. You will not go to jail for it. You cannot force a business to sell every product under the sun.
As to what I stated before, there are plenty of Middle Eastern video games that support terrorism and you can play them if you like. You don't play as the US, you don't save the day as the US, in fact the US is the enemy. They are just not going to be sold at your corner store. #1, because they suck. #2, the anti American sentiment.
As for Aljazeera, What are you talking about? Sure, the FCC determines public airwaves since it's funded by the government and those bands are controlled by the US government. You can't just make a channel in those frequencies any time you like. As for being on cable or satellite, those are private companies that choose their own programming. It is, in fact, available on non FCC controlled bandwidths. It is also available in NYC on Time Warner Cable channel 92, is available on Roku for streaming, and I can go to their wedbsite right now. Pretty strange since it's banned, huh?
I swear, this is the crap I am talking about. Ignorance or lies. Sometimes both.