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As some might have heard EA was pressured into removing the option to play as the Taliban in the multiplayer section of the game. This was done on arguments that it would be disrespectful to those who are in, and to the memories of those that have died in the war. A reasonable argument to make since it is a current even, and there are many people out there that might have some relation to someone who has been killed. However even after this the military has not backed off. Even after changing Taliban into “Opposing Force” they have not stepped down. They are continuing to boycott the game, and are still holding on to their claim that they are doing this out of “respect to those touched by the ongoing, real-life events presented as a game.”
It’s very funny that the same people who believe that they are fighting for our freedoms are also the ones who are trying to take them from us. It’s a sad thing that these people are dragging in living and dead soldiers into a argument that goes against the 1st amendment. Lets not forget that Modern Warfare delved into some of this territory before. It’s even more hypocritical when you bring America’s Army into the mix. I’m sure they’d support the game if it was a better recruiting tool, and hid some of the darker realities of what is actually going on overseas.