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Arma 3 denied Iranian licence

Arma 3 denied Iranian licence

Thu 20 Sep 2012 9:18am GMT / 5:18am EDT / 2:18am PDT
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Won't go on sale over NATO battle scene

Bohemia Interactive

Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development...

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Iran has denied Bohemia Interactive's Arma III a licence, effectively banning distribution of the title in the country.

Trend reported that the Iran's National Foundation of Computer Games and the government's Revolutionary Guard Corps objected to the game over the portrayal of Iranian forces as enemies of NATO.

The fictional and future based plot of the game features a scene in which NATO troops battle Iranian insurgents.

Bohemia Interactive has bigger problems, it's currently fighting to get two members of the Arma development team freed from custody in Greece, where they are being held on spying charges.

5 Comments

Tim Carter
Designer - Writer - Producer

551 268 0.5
Spying charges?

Oh brother. The Old World is a strange place...

Posted:A year ago

#1

Andrew Ihegbu
Studying Bsc Commercial Music

436 146 0.3
I don't entirely blame them. I mean think about it. In the days when the daily mail was posting "Ban these Evil Games" and assorted crap, if a war game came out in which the main storyline included guerrilla warfare and a plan to invade Britain/America that ultimately and realistically succeeded, we'd have done a lot more than ban it. I can see the headlines now "Games Studio linked to Terrorism creates Terrorist Guide book to sell to your children."

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Andrew Ihegbu on 20th September 2012 5:55pm

Posted:A year ago

#2

Ian Jarvis
artist

14 2 0.1
You might be right about the headlines that would feature in the Mail Andrew but i sincerely doubt the game would be banned.

Posted:A year ago

#3

Andrew
Animator

148 158 1.1
Does anyone even read the Daily Mail anymore?

Posted:A year ago

#4

Thomas Dolby
Project Manager / Lead Programmer

329 277 0.8
@Alex
The horrible horrible truth is that it's the worlds most popular online newspaper.

Posted:A year ago

#5

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