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stuhp
10-01-2010, 08:21 PM
Posted a few moments ago on the main x360a page, and I felt it needed its own thread:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6502-Medal-of-Honor-Loses-Multiplayer-Taliban-As-EA-Give-Into-Pressure-.html

For clarification, "Opposing Force" is not some coined phrase that EA pulled right out of its ass. It's an actual military term (more typically known as OPFOR) used in representing a general enemy or group of enemies in war scenarios.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opposing_force

This is not the first time OPFOR has been coined in a video game which represented present time conflict, regardless of authenticity or accuracy (i.e., Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2).

Takamura Bear
10-01-2010, 09:53 PM
So the Taliban are still in, but they've just changed their name? Tsh.

Might as well rename the main character as "Soap" as that's not offensive to anyone.

Well, accept for prisoners, of course. >_>

OceanH
10-01-2010, 09:58 PM
Damn conservatives (FOX News, UK Defence Minister, etc).

Strongbow
10-02-2010, 04:26 PM
Well, whats done is done. I am still getting it day one. Tbh it doesn't bother me either way.

stuhp
10-03-2010, 03:54 AM
Well, whats done is done. I am still getting it day one. Tbh it doesn't bother me either way.

Same here, but what does bother me is fairly ignorant posts like these, also on the same page:

Comment #2 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../news/news-6502-Medal-of-Honor-Loses-Multiplayer-Taliban-As-EA-Give-Into-Pressure-.html#2) by tardoman (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=35795)
Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 10:29:28 AM

Look out! The Opposing Force is after you!

It's shit like this that gets me the most, mainly because of the sarcasm. Absolutely unnecessary, especially on a topic such as this.

ReverendSID
10-03-2010, 08:36 AM
What gets me is this, are they changing the models? Cause if not, you're still playing as Taliban shooting US soldiers, no matter what they call them. It's like Counter Strike. One team is terrorists, they're shooting US soldiers, trying to blow shit up. How is this any different? It's a damned game people! It's not like they give you an option to always play as one side, eventually you're gonna play the bad guys in MP. It's not like you're suddenly going to decide you agree with the Taliban and go out and shoot US soldiers in real life after playing it. (And if you do, frankly there's something wrong with you before playing the game) Get over yourselves folks.

elephantd
10-03-2010, 08:07 PM
Who cares, if anything they should never let the taliban be in it in the first place.

upindat
10-05-2010, 04:41 PM
I guess they need to ban cod. Same crap. Hope this doesnt delay the game. Really enjoyed bad company and cant wait to play this!!!!!