Pakistan Bans Black Ops II, Warfighter
Maybe it's not all that surprising that the country in question has a problem with big-name military shooters.
According to a new Fox News report, Pakistan has banned the recently released Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
Store owners that sell these products will face unknown consequences (that's a little frightening), and the country claims they've always been against such games. Here's part of the official statement released along with the ban:
"The Association has always boycotted these types of films and games. These (games) have been developed against the country's national unity and sanctity. The games (Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Call of Duty: Black Ops II) have been developed against Pakistan, and the association has completely banned their sales. Shopkeepers are warned and will be responsible for the consequences if found purchasing or selling these games."
APCDACTM president Saleem Memon apparently received dozens of complaints concerning the content in those titles, as both games feature segments set in Pakistan. A Pakistani official took another step by saying that the games "are an effort to malign the minds of youth against Pakistan" and are actually "American attempts to convince Pakistanis that they should accept Pakistan as a failed country and one that is home to terrorists."
I wouldn't touch this topic with a ten-foot cattle prod and a giant bag of cash tossed in my direction.
1/23/2013 9:47:47 PM Ben Dutka