In one of the few hundred news stories from last year that refuse to die, THQ’s Head of Core Games Danny Bilson (a veteran of the earlier iterations of the game series back at his tenure with Electronic Arts) recently discussed EA’s handling of the Medal of Honor controversy in an interview with Eurogamer.
Even though gamers are facing down ‘Opposing Forces’ rather than the controversial ‘Taliban’ in Electronic Arts’ Medal of Honor, the name change didn’t help the game’s already tarnished image within certain ranks of the military community. While such a fruitless sacrifice has left many in the industry confused, Craig Owens – the game’s marketing director […]
After removing the use of the word ‘Taliban’ from its multiplayer components, citing “concern for the servicemen and women and their families”, Electronic Arts and the new Metal of Honor have seen widely varying reactions from both in and outside the gamer community. The United States Army, having long supported the single player campaign with […]
After months of criticism from politicians, media outlets, and most recently, a Tier One operative itself, executive producer Greg Goodrich has announced that the Taliban will be removed from the multiplayer component of Medal of Honor. Goodrich states that it was feedback from friends and family of fallen Allied soldiers that caused EA to rename the […]