Big controversy on the internet, folks. GameStop’s been opening cases of the PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution to remove an Onlive voucher found therein, because, and I quote: “since OnLive is a competing service, GameStop customers won’t get the code.” It does not stop there: Giant Bomb’s received word the mega-retailer is now advising employees to move regular PC editions of the game to the backroom, where they “will be recalled at a later date.”
The closer we get to the launch of Battlefield 3 in October, the more we’re getting to know about the game. It’s also becoming more frustrating to handle the plethora of fans who are seeking answers for questions deemed relevant, and although Rendering Architect at DICE Johan Andersson has taken a hiatus from answering those questions, the studio’s community man has not.
Yesterday it seemed as if the entire gaming world was laser-focused on Battlefield 3, as the game’s console footage got its debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon two nights ago, and news immediately erupted that there were some console gamers who were disappointed with the showing. Apparently, to them, it didn’t look quite as good as the PC footage DICE had been sporting since the game’s unveiling, prompting the developer to swiftly respond, stating the obvious that no one should expect console games to look better than the version of a high-end PC. Now we’re getting even more confirmation that the PC version will indeed be the superior one.
After EA went the full length, disregarding gamers and eliminating the “Taliban” from Medal of Honor’s multiplayer mode, military stores still won’t allow the game to be sold on its bases.
Many gamers are yet on the fence trying to make up their minds on whether they should purchase Medal of Honor 2010 or skip it all together.
Bad news, there will be none, confirms EA.
While some may be vehemently calling for the banning of Medal of Honor 2010, the game was completely influenced by the men and women in uniform.
So what’s all the rage about?
If you live on a US military base and was impatiently awaiting EA’s Medal of Honor 2010 reboot, you’ll have to venture off the base and hunt down a civilian GameStop retail outlet to purchase the highly anticipated, highly controversial title.
Apparently, GameStop has decided to join forces with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), in its effort to discourage soldiers from playing as the Taliban. It’s a controversy that just won’t go away.
Controversy sells. By now, we all should know that. Last year, the folks at Fox News placed Modern Warfare 2 in the spotlight for the it’s “No Russian” scene, causing many to take notice. The game went on to become one of the best selling titles, ever.
One year later, the news outlet has another title in its sight: EA’s Medal of Honor Reboot.
I’m sure by now you’ve heard all the rage going on about Infamous 2’s main character, Cole MacGrath’s new look. First, the studio wanted to give the game a fresh look and in doing so, many changes has been made, including Cole’s appearance.
Not too often we get someone who’s not afraid to speak his mind on the touchy subjects of the day in any arena. People mostly shy away from saying controversial things, even if true, to avoid the chastisement that usually follows.
In this case it’s the gaming industry. No one would dare go up against Sony and talk extremely harsh about its products, especially PSPgo, but one man did. Nobody would even think of contesting Epic Games and the deal they have with Microsoft to even go as far as saying the developers regretted it, but one man did.
Yes indeed, others would be afraid of being punished, cast aside and neglected, but not this man; he’s basically gone up against every major developer, publisher and console manufacture saying things that most would die before blurting.