Borderlands was developed by Gearbox Software and was first announced in 2007, to be released in 2009 for the PC, 360 and PS3. I was annoyed at release, because they delayed the PC version so they could improve the graphics further beyond the console-counterparts but it turned out to be an excellent game that has sucked up many of my hours.
It is ‘un-British’; therefore the game must be banned. Retailers should not sell Medal of Honor ‘to show their support for the armed forces’.
These were some of the words said by Dr Liam Fox our Defence Secretary back in August. His views were that Medal of Honor should have been banned due to having the ability to play as the Taliban and ‘kill’ our troops. It seemed that at the time there was some confusion as there were no British available to play in the game, only American and Taliban forces. Still I suppose he meant our Allied troops. The game has now been published and the media frenzy behind the calls for a ban have all died down. Electronic Arts (EA) changed the Taliban naming to ‘Opfor’ although they stated this was not due to the media outcry however I suspect this did have something to do with it.
What the media and Dr Fox didn’t mention was that you play as ‘Opfor’ only in multiplayer and against a faction called the ‘Coalition’. It is clear however that you are playing the Americans as the ‘Coalition’ and the Taliban as ‘Opfor’. Continue Reading