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I hear what you're saying about bashing your own country, I pull my hair out with some of my fellow South Africans...
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Best example I can think of Medal of Honor being banned on military bases.

To this example, the military is allowed to have rules and regulations that members agreed to abide by. There is a big difference between a government funded agency (which in essence is what the military is) and the governmental laws for the people. Individual agencies need rules, and often those rules do not allow the same amount of freedom as a public citizen (just like every job in the private sector). Yet breaking those rules does not lead to jail time. It's either disciplinary action or being fired. Certainly in the military a dishonorable discharge sucks more than being fired for McDonalds, but it's not jail time.

Let me put it like this. Can you walk into your bosses office, call him every name in the book, and get arrested? No. Yet you will probably be fired. You have that right, you just don't have the right to be employed by them. That is why you follow their rules, and they are not infringing upon your rights (so many people think the opposite it makes me sick). Same thing with the military. Of course in the military you can't just up and quit if you don't like the rules. Yet that goes along with the choice of joining the military. When a person joins the military they understand they are giving up a bunch of things ordinary citizens take for granted, and if they don't like it too bad.
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Homefront and turning point, that is all.


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 and backlash 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 as no cable company would go against the system and government by having it.


As for Battlefield 3, lets not forget the actual war in that game will happen soon in real life and such a game visualising it is understandably offensive. Imagine a game showing planes striking the twin towers in NY released a month before 9/11.
Edited by dioxholster - 11/29/11 at 12:33pm
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RTS games aren't allowed, neither multiplayer games.

I might be misunderstanding you, but we need a singleplayer FPS game to count as an argument to something?
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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.
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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 and backlash 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 as no cable company would go against the system and government by having it.
As for Battlefield 3, lets not forget the actual war in that game will happen soon in real life and such a game visualising it is understandably offensive. Imagine a game showing planes striking the twin towers in NY released a month before 9/11.

You can watch Aljazeera on Youtube (for now). I just wonder why Aljazeera is not allowed on US Cable networks.
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I might be misunderstanding you, but we need a singleplayer FPS game to count as an argument to something?

Multiplayer is a sport nothing more, and RTS is strategy and strategic thinking relies on creating alternate history scenarios. BF3 is a singleplayer game with a script resembling that of a book or a movie which its sole aim is to arouse certain emotions from visual depictions of relatable characters and set pieces.
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You can watch Aljazeera on Youtube (for now). I just wonder why Aljazeera is not allowed on US Cable networks.

It is allowed. That is a lie. Most cable networks have simply not chosen to put it in their lineup (Time Warner New York does show it). If I created an all nose picking show, I doubt cable companies are going to pick it up. A cable network choosing not to show a channel is not censorship. The US government has not banned Aljazeera.

edit: you want to watch Aljazeera? Here you go

http://www.aljazeera.com/watch_now/
Edited by being that guy - 11/29/11 at 12:55pm
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You can watch Aljazeera on Youtube (for now). I just wonder why Aljazeera is not allowed on US Cable networks.

Why? It tries to stay objective, does not show Israel in a favorable light (shows its true face) etc. I must admit I am pleasantly surprised by the quality reporting provided by PBS.biggrin.gif
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Please can they release an Iranian Invasion DLC pack for BF3, then everyone can be happy..

/Sarcasm...

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