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Dropping the Bomb on Medal of Honour

A simple, succinct overview of the upcoming Medal of Honour reboot was supposed to go here. Play the game for a couple of hours, boot up a document file, blather about how it’s, um, every other shooter, speculate tepidly about where it slots into the Battlefield/Modern Warfare spectrum of shooty bits, and sign off with a lukewarm yay/nay to its commercial future based on my conception of the fictitious everygamer and the very, very narrow perspective the present open beta offers. But Ian Bogost had to go and write an article on Gamasutra titled “Free Speech is Not a Marketing…

Killing animals

…and in the game! ho ho! Ahem. Not very long ago a small discussion broke out on twitter between me and our old contributor-turned-journalistic-superstar Jaz McDougall. It surfaced when someone pointed out a fan-made page for a proposed tenth TF2 class – The Guard Dog. Jaz reeled at the idea; he didn’t like the prospect of killing a dog, even if it was armed to the teeth. In fact, he continued, he doesn’t like killing any animals at all in games. This seemed absurd to me – “But you kill people!” I said “Why won’t you kill animals? What if…