Although it was close, the majority of our readers believes EA's removal of the Taliban reference in the multiplayer action in Medal of Honor was just plain cowardly.
As most of you know, EA buckled under the pressure – applied by various members of the U.S. Military and offended families of U.S. soldiers – and decided to take "Taliban" out and replace it with "opposing force." But according to our latest poll, most of you guys think EA should've stuck to their guns and released the game as was, which may not have been a solid business plan. Actually, and perhaps surprisingly, the second-highest vote tally went to the indifferent crowd, who really don't care one way another. We interpret this in the following way: unlike the anti-gaming hounds out there, we realize that just because we play as the Taliban in a video game, we're not necessarily besmirching any memories…as it ain't real. There are two sides in multiplayer matches and…well, someone needs to play as the bad guys. Nobody freaked out when we played as Nazis in other shooters, right? Or cowboys and indians when we were kids?
This week, we leave the politics and controversy behind and refocus on gaming. We're interested to know what you'd rather have from Rockstar: Grand Theft Auto V or another Red Dead ? We're almost certain to get both, but which excites you more? We keep thinking the recent popularity of RDR might have had a pretty big impact…
Related Game(s): Medal of Honor