Why it’s okay to wage joystick jihad

Good morning and greetings to all. My name is Jon and a while back Bloodspite invited me to guest post at his place when I felt the urge.
Yesterday I was at a PX and I saw an Army Times newspaper that had a story about the newest Medal of Honor game having the option to play as Taliban and shoot at Army Rangers. I’ll admit, when I first saw it, I just about lost my mind and I was reaching for duct tape to wrap my head as so a cleanup wasn’t needed in Isle 2. Now that I have taken a step back and looked at the issue from a couple of different angles, taken a few deep breaths, and read the opposing view, I have to say this.

Electronic Arts has the right to put out any product that they want, I plan on making sure I don’t buy anything from EA again, even though I like the Madden Series and was looking at getting Dragon Age Online for the PC.

3 Responses to “Why it’s okay to wage joystick jihad”

  • While they have the right to put out any game content they want, I gotta tell you: Any game, (or person for that matter) that encourages people to shoot and kill American soldiers, is communist in my book.

  • Y’know, here in America we have a vicious double standard. We can play games that kill Irish, games that kill Muslims, games that kill Chinese or North Koreans. We even have games where you can kill Germans, Italians and Japanese all at the same sitting. Yet we don’t find any of it disturbing. But a game where we kill our countrymen, or brothers in arms? That’s disturbing, even to me. But its still a interesting parralel don’t you think?

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  • I guess it all boils down to the meaning behind these violent games. The fact that you are on a team, and killing the enemy, sounds like fun – but when the enemy represents your country, and the men and women that give their lives for our freedom….I don’t know, somethin about that gives me chills, especially in these times of high terrorism.
    I do remember that old board game Axis and Allies – its funny, it didn’t bother me then….

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