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EA has cracked under pressure and changed the Taliban to 'generic deserty villian no. 547132', I mean opposing force. While there is no Adrian Shepard, and I never had plans to get the game, I am disappointed by this.

The main reason is not that the people who don't know games seems to be the ones that kicked up a fuss, but rather this puts back the cause for games as a serious mediem. There are books, films and shows about war, but in a kids toy? That's to far!

This also raises the issue of acceptable targets. VC, Nazis, Persians, Russians, all fine, but the Talban are above being the bad guys? Isn't that kind of weird?

Anyway, I say again, I wasn't planing on getting this, but what are your thoughts on it?

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Meh? The US is a weird place... At least anything that is not Florida (see what I did there...)

okay, seriously... It is kind of contrad'ctory, 'cause, you know, you can kill Communists, Nazis,

ect., but your enemies of the 'Present'... no?

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I can't believe EA cracked.  Taking the Taliban out of the game, and inserting THE OPPOSING FORCE is the stupidest course of action they could have possibly taken.  I don't get it, why doesn't anyone have ANY problems playing as the Nazis in a WWII shooter, but everyone f*cking explodes when the Taliban are involved.  Sure, the Taliban did cause many deaths and quite a bit of suffering, but is that any different from the Nazis? 

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This also raises the issue of acceptable targets. VC, Nazis, Persians, Russians, all fine, but the Talban are above being the bad guys? Isn't that kind of weird?

I stated this same point on a facebook friend of mine's status where he included a link to this article.  My comment was:

"So people have no problems with Nazi Germany, the Japanese, Russians, etc in World War 2 but they DO take exception to the Taliban? Pathetic...imagine if the MoH series was able to be released right after world war 2. Heh"

It's really a double standard.  How did vets of WW2 and the Korean War feel when the first MoH and CoD games came out?

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I can't believe EA cracked.  Taking the Taliban out of the game, and inserting THE OPPOSING FORCE is the stupidest course of action they could have possibly taken.  I don't get it, why doesn't anyone have ANY problems playing as the Nazis in a WWII shooter, but everyone f*cking explodes when the Taliban are involved.  Sure, the Taliban did cause many deaths and quite a bit of suffering, but is that any different from the Nazis?

Because Nazis are, me thinks, the arch-type of "evil dictatorship". When you pl'y a game, you´re supposed to fry all the non-grammatik natzees you see around.

The Taliban, on the other hand... Well, they are religion-orient'd guerrilla.

Thing is... Hard to expl'in. Basically, the more you know about a faction, the more you might want to ingvestigate about their motives, ect. Stereotyping a 'dead' enemy is far easier (ie... 'Evil Commies'), than stereotyping a 'live' enemy.

It's basically to avoid conflicts with the "world-piece" groups. If a kid start playing a game about Taliban, he might want to learn more about them, and if he does, he might even agree with the Taliban. Which means he isn't going to support yo'r war anymore.

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First, why are random letters and words missing from your post?

Second, that's utter crap. Communism is still alive for one. Taliban are in films, books ect for another. Also, you don't have to be pro taliban to be anti war. The talibans motives are hard to agree with anyway. There is a news article about the taliban that was written before 911 and it's less biased, but still pretty scathing. Basicly they brought order to the area full of internal and external war, but had a strong religious slant to them. Finally, there are plenty of games with taliban esc desert soldiers.

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