The new Medal of Honour game, to be released this October, has hit the news with its plans to allow players to take the side of the modern-day Taliban in the conflict against US forces. When I heard about this gameplay I was shocked. I have always been a firm defender of video games content, whilst political figures have voiced their ill-informed opinions that violent video games cause damage to our society. But this time, EA Games has crossed a different boundary. They’ve crossed the boundary of respect, turning an active war into a piece of entertainment, and giving players the opportunity to play as some of the most evil people in the world, shooting at our own troops that are out there right now.
Did you know a phone now allows you to film 720p HD video wherever you are and edit it on the go completely independently of any PC or Mac computer!?
Video editing! Didn’t that used to strain powerful computers? And now it’s available on a phone!