The government claims the games portray the country in a negative way.
Today’s shooters have a habit of pissing everyone off. On one hand, you have Senators and Presidents calling for more research into videogame violence, while on the other you have countries in the Middle East claiming games criticize the places they are set. This week, the Pakistani organization governing the sale of software – All Pakistan CD, DVD, Audio Cassette Traders and Manufacturers Association (APCDACTM) – issued an order to remove both Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter from store shelves. The order is written in Urdu – the language of Pakistan – and it states both these games are “against Pakistan” as the reason for 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,” reads the order, as translated by Fox News. “The games (Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2) have been developed against Pakistan, and the association has completely banned their sale. Shopkeepers are warned and will be responsible for the consequences if found purchasing or selling these games.”
As if that wasn’t threatening enough, multiple Pakistani officials have come forward to denounce the titles. “The problem is that there are things that are against Pakistan and they have included criticism of our army,” said APCDACTM President, Saleem Memon. “They show the country in a very poor light.”
An anonymous Pakistani official went into even more detail in his opinions of just how much the creators of these games hate his country’s youth. “These games are an effort to malign the minds of youth against Pakistan,” he said. “Not only should the original be banned, but the pirated version sales should be blocked also.”
Well, EA has to be happy at least. Someone thought Medal of Honor sold well enough to complain about it to the APCDACTM.
Source: Fox News