Arma 3 denied Iranian licence

Won't go on sale over NATO battle scene

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.

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Tim Carter Designer - Writer - Producer 5 years ago
Spying charges?

Oh brother. The Old World is a strange place...
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Andrew Ihegbu Studying Bsc Commercial Music, University of Westminster5 years ago
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

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Ian Jarvis artist 5 years ago
You might be right about the headlines that would feature in the Mail Andrew but i sincerely doubt the game would be banned.
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Andrew Animator 5 years ago
Does anyone even read the Daily Mail anymore?
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Thomas Dolby Project Manager / Lead Programmer, Ai Solve5 years ago
The horrible horrible truth is that it's the worlds most popular online newspaper.
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