Fox News is reporting that Pakistan has banned all Call of Duty and Medal of Honor games for showing their country “in a very poor light.”

Fox News states that this ban came in place due to shop owners telling the government how the games are representing their country.

A translated article from a Middle East digital media has stated:

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 sale. Shopkeepers are warned and will be responsible for the consequences if found purchasing or selling these games.

Call of Duty and Medal of Honor both have a few sequences in Pakistan. More importantly, the newest Activision’s latest title, Black Ops II, also has many sequences in Pakistan showing them as the hotbed of terrorist activity. Activision’s most popular title will no longer be sold in Pakistan, leaving Activision without one of their major market in the Middle East.

SOURCE: Fox News via Kotaku

 

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  • Fuzzy

    Really? We don’t see the Germans getting mad, nor the Russians, and they are actually enemies in-game! But no. Pakistan gets angry that a fictional terrorist group had a couple firefights in their country.

    • Kevin Anthony Seepersad

      russia banned mw2 and waw was banned in germany

    • TheDark

      well in pakistan we are not contributing to the game buy buying it but we still play the craked/pirated games

  • MotherFlupper

    What dafauq Pakistan?!

  • Fake

    Nobody banned “home front” and it’s about the US being attacked o_0

    • Kevin Anthony Seepersad

      and the game takes place in 2027.. similar to bops2

    • TheDark

      US was the good guy in the game so F$&k U

  • Ray’

    As a Pakistani, I must say that Call of Duty actually makes my country look better, because right now it’s one big joke in real life

    • Kevin Anthony Seepersad

      but in multiplayer you can play as the militia… supposedly their the bad guy, but if your playing as them, your considered good

  • There all sand anyway who cares XD

    • TheDark

      remamber russia and taliban how was to help the us pakistan and we have nukes only 9 countey have that so shut up

  • more posts about governments getting mad, it’s like they’re all run by butt hurt old men

    • Ray’

      I think you’re actually right, maybe if they had younger more open minded people???

  • Kevin Anthony Seepersad

    i hate fox news.. they always rant on videogames.. they even ranted on portal 2… PORTAL 2 ! a fppuzzler… sheesh your making a lot of pakistani ppl hate us due to our news network

  • Chris Ilott

    Pakistan is a messed up country anyway!

  • smfa3

    no fucks given

    Activision will just go over it lol

  • Mark23

    Pakistan, you hide Osama in a city full of high ranking military officials for years. You ask us to pull all troops out of your country after we supply you with millions of dollars worth of supplies during a tsunami relief, then we find Osama 2 months later but you don’t want to be put into a bad light!?!?! FUCK all eastern people who look down upon the countries who help protect ones being bullied!

  • ABBASRIZVI1

    I mean like I am a from Pakistan but this is just total madness thanks to the Government

  • TheDark

    First you must understand that where fox news stands on gaming overall they don’t know what know what it is and second is was to be no buy because that will be 60$=6000rs which is 50% of the month earning of a min level employ and went to spout this games but he pireted carkes were in the market costing 1-2$ =100-200rs