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Old 04-09-2012, 09:42 PM
GreatWhiteWolf GreatWhiteWolf is offline
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Preparing for Rainbow Six: Patriots Controversy

So as I've mentioned before, I used to work at Gamestop, back in the fall of 2010. I'm also in the National Guard, and remember almost simultaneously hearing at work and at drill that Medal of Honor was going to be banned on US Military bases because you could "play as the Taliban". I remember hearing this and inquiring further, asking my boss "Why would EA risk this kind of controversy to add missions you could play as the Taliban?", in response to which he told me it had nothing to do with the Single Player, but was just the OpFor for multiplayer. This made me laugh, realizing that the government was taking it WAY too seriously, and talking to many of my fellow soldiers about the lack of difference between playing as OpFor in COD and playing as the "Taliban" in Medal of Honor.

So imagine my surprise a year or so later, when I flip open my GameInformer and see an article about the new Rainbow Six game, a series I haven't played in many years, that actually has you playing in the Single Player as a DOMESTIC terrorist group called the True Patriots in several levels. I think it's an interesting idea, and will definitely rock the world of a great many gamers, and I'm interested to see how it turns out. I also realize, though, that if Medal of Honor pissed some people off, this kind of game is a loaded gun (forgive the pun).

“These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in the crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”
-Thomas Paine-


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