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Taliban Renamed in Medal of Honor, PC Beta Live

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As EA launches the public beta for Medal of Honor, both EA and Danger Close decide to rename the opposing force out of respect for US soldiers, their families and friends.

Friday Medal of Honor Executive Producer Greg Goodrich said that both EA and developer Danger Close have decided to rename the opposing team in the multiplayer portion of the game, converting the controversial "Taliban" into "Opposing Force." Both parties claim that this was done out of respect for U.S. soldiers and their families.

According to Goodrich, the team has received "overwhelmingly" positive feedback from gamers, active military, and friends and family of servicemen and women currently deployed overseas. However they have also received feedback from friends and families of fallen soldiers that have expressed their concern regarding the Taliban's part in the game.

"This is a very important voice to the Medal of Honor team," he said. "This is a voice that has earned the right to be listened to. It is a voice that we care deeply about. Because of this, and because the heartbeat of Medal of Honor has always resided in the reverence for American and Allied soldiers, we have decided to rename the opposing team in Medal of Honor multiplayer from Taliban to Opposing Force."

He also added that the change will not directly affect gamers. "We are making this change for the men and women serving in the military and for the families of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice--this franchise will never willfully disrespect, intentionally or otherwise, your memory and service," he added.

As previously reported, the multiplayer open beta for Medal of Honor on PC has begun and will end on October 7 @ 11:59 PDT. The recommended system requirements are as follows:

  • Operating System: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7
  • Processor: Quad Core 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM+
  • GPU: 512 MB of VRAM with Nvidia GeForce GTX260 or ATI Radeon 4870
  • HDD Space: 2 GB
  • Sound: DirectX 10 compatible
  • DirectX: DirectX 10
  • Disc Drive: 16X CD/DVD Drive
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    Marco925 , October 4, 2010 9:57 PM
    How terrible! Developers have succumbed to the attitude of...
    POLITICALLY CORRECTNESS O_O

    Shall we not speak in case we offend?
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    screechy , October 4, 2010 10:00 PM
    It's just a game... I see no harm in it. I didn't hear people crying about having Japanese people killing Americans in world at war....
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    Stryter , October 4, 2010 10:04 PM
    Most soldiers who game would have played it regardless and not been offended, like myself.
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  • 26 Hide
    Marco925 , October 4, 2010 9:57 PM
    How terrible! Developers have succumbed to the attitude of...
    POLITICALLY CORRECTNESS O_O

    Shall we not speak in case we offend?
  • 25 Hide
    screechy , October 4, 2010 10:00 PM
    It's just a game... I see no harm in it. I didn't hear people crying about having Japanese people killing Americans in world at war....
  • 24 Hide
    Supertrek32 , October 4, 2010 10:01 PM
    Those fighting for censorship are fighting against what those soldiers died for.
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    Raid3r , October 4, 2010 10:04 PM
    follow the money.
  • 24 Hide
    Stryter , October 4, 2010 10:04 PM
    Most soldiers who game would have played it regardless and not been offended, like myself.
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    HavoCnMe , October 4, 2010 10:11 PM
    They should of changed it to Terrorists, Insurgents or Al Qaeda , its always the opposing force. JMO
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    the_krasno , October 4, 2010 10:16 PM
    Soon they will replace the nazis in WWII games, then the communists, afghans, and eventually we won't be allowed to shoot at aliens! :( 
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    abhik , October 4, 2010 10:17 PM
    am i the only one who read:

    GPU: 512 MB of VRAM with Nvidia GeForce GTX260 or ATI Radeon 4870?
  • 20 Hide
    yyk71200 , October 4, 2010 10:29 PM
    Are they so afraid that Taliban can defeat US forces even if it is only in a game?
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    mlopinto2k1 , October 4, 2010 10:34 PM
    abhikam i the only one who read:GPU: 512 MB of VRAM with Nvidia GeForce GTX260 or ATI Radeon 4870?
    What slot do I put the VRAM into? =P
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    aznshinobi , October 4, 2010 10:36 PM
    abhikam i the only one who read:GPU: 512 MB of VRAM with Nvidia GeForce GTX260 or ATI Radeon 4870?


    Well it's basically the same requirements as BC:BF2. The gameplay from what I've seen is generally the same. So it's not surprising it has similar requirements. Plus those are just recommended, you can easily just get a 4850 now for 85 bucks and OC it.
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    mlopinto2k1 , October 4, 2010 10:36 PM
    If textures didn't stretch out of proportion to the triangle they were assigned to, I think games would look much better.
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    pale paladin , October 4, 2010 10:44 PM
    those system reqs look pretty rough. Not for my main rig but my other systems arent up to snuff. only 9800gtx on my other rigs.
    About the name change, I don't really care. I'm not one to hold back from offending dirks, but provoking anything isn't smart either. If we could only just get along and play our video games.
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    arael , October 4, 2010 10:44 PM
    ZbobYou guys need to understand how it is in time of conflict for the families of fallen soldiers or active military.

    But it's OK for the "good guys" to be the US Army?
    What about all the innocent families overseas who have suffered a loss at the hands of the "good guys".
    I find it rather pathetic that they renamed the "bad guys".
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    Maxor127 , October 4, 2010 10:56 PM
    Lame. I wish I could say I lost respect for EA, but I never had any to begin with. But I still hate when bitches get their way.
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    rohitbaran , October 4, 2010 11:18 PM
    StryterMost soldiers who game would have played it regardless and not been offended, like myself.

    Wish everyone thought like you.
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    borisof007 , October 4, 2010 11:27 PM
    Once again, the voice of a minority overrides the will of the majority. These soldiers fought and died to protect a little something called Freedom of Speech. Don't desecrate what they died for by forcing your skewed view of how something is insensitive to the whole gaming community.
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    jimmysmitty , October 4, 2010 11:27 PM
    abhikam i the only one who read:GPU: 512 MB of VRAM with Nvidia GeForce GTX260 or ATI Radeon 4870?


    Thats recommended. I downloaded the open Beta on Steam and have a Q6600 @ 3GHz, 4GB of DDR2 a HD4870 1GB and Windows 7 and was able to play it maxed out with no issues.

    For the name change, meh. As long as the game is good it doesn't matter. Then again its EA. they tend to screw a lot up.
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    tektek2000 , October 4, 2010 11:34 PM
    Maxor127Lame. I wish I could say I lost respect for EA, but I never had any to begin with. But I still hate when bitches get their way.


    Totally agree.. whats a Terrorist to some..is a freedom fighter for another.. its a matter of perspective...
    I think there shouldn't be good/bad guys... just Team 1/Team 2... or Enemy soliders.. with no stereotyping.
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