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Medal Of Honor: Warfighter Drops Tomahawk Idiocy

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter Drops Tomahawk Idiocy

Exactly the sort of thing we really would want to buy loads of, yesterday.

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter was to have a branded tomahawk from the game itself sold to the public, with all profits from sales going to the EA-supported Project Honor charity.

Or, another way: Danger Close thought the best way to support veterans and their families affected by war in who knows what ways was by selling branded weaponry to anyone who could afford it.

What?

Anyway, that’s fallen by the wayside now, it seems. Greg Goodrich – he who used to have such a fine, flowing beard – revealed to Eurogamer that the initiative has been stopped. It’s safe to say he wasn’t exactly apologetic about the idea:

“That was an effort to raise a lot of money for charity, and we were well on our way to raising a lot of money with that tomahawk, but I don’t know what will happen with that now. That whole effort, we’ve been working with those partners because we wanted to be authentic, and we wanted to give back to the communities. Every one of those partners, none of them paid a dime for product placement – all the money generated went to Project Honor.”

In a spectacular case of missing the point, he added:

“If I played Need for Speed, and I’m handed the key to a Porsche, does that make me want to get in it and drive like a maniac and run people over? No, I played a game, and now I’m drivng a car in real life but I’m not going to go crazy with it because I played a video game.

“In a first-person shooter we’re not teaching someone how to shoot better or be a better operator just by playing a game. It doesn’t compute, just like when I play John Madden football I can’t expect win the Super Bowl just because I played a video game.”

Because that’s the same as… oh, what’s the point. Enjoy buying your branded lethal weapons ‘for charity’. Except you can’t. We lost the point somewhere.




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