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EA apologizes for naming German soldier with name of an actual resistance hero

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Venix Master Guru

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    i guess they will be googling the names from now on ^^ !
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    You'd think with all that stuff they have and such a sensitive topic, they would double-check names or at the very least have somebody google them right.
     
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    Well in that case, how are they supposed to get the free advertising? o_O:D
     
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    A multi Billion dollar company like EA can not spare the money for something like that they have to reasearch lootbox technology and algorithms to get around the regulations !
     
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    I've been happily avoiding EA-published games since 2013. Always glad to add yet another reason to my ever growing list.
     
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    @Hilbert Hagedoorn

    I'd appreciate it if you'd keep politics out of the news feed. Thank you.
     
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    gx-x Maha Guru

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    They are extremely sorry. They have trouble sleeping at night.
     
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    I wish they would put the same degree of attention to all the ahistorical racist sjw nonsense and stupidity in their game as they put to naming.

    Pathetic and disgusting.
     
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    I dont see a big deal. Why everybody keeps apologizing let and right for stupid nonsense.
     
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    Does anyone actually care? Its not like it was intentional and there are so many people with same names that there even might have been a person with the same name on nazi side.
     
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    People are too sensitive. It is just name. There is decent chance that they'll find half dozen of actual German soldiers with same name as those in resistance.
    My ancestors fought and died on both sides of this conflict. Considering that prior WW1/2 natural migration in Europe was quite high, quite a few people would be surprised what their bloodline did.

    There was murderer with my name who escaped, I did laugh when colleague told me :D
    There was guy with my name who overdosed. My reaction was rather cynical in terms: "One less idiot with same name as mine."
    Same goes for Darwin Awards winner of same name who crossed finishing line with 5 per-mil of alcohol.
     
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    gx-x Maha Guru

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    one cant answer that without going into social and political issues thus steering an off topic debate.
     
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    They picked a random German name. It turns out to be the same as a historical subject. No reason to blame EA for choosing it or for changing it when they found out the significance. Stuff happens.
     
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    I might dislike EA, but this was obviously an accident. If his backstory were the same, ok, maybe then people would have more of a reason to get upset.
    However...
    A lot of games have disclaimers when you first start them up saying something along the lines of "the people and events that occur within this game are meant to be fictitious. Any resemblance to real people and events is unintentional and purely coincidental". Did EA not have such a disclaimer?

    One other thing to point out: if it was plainly obvious this character was not based on the real person, why care about the name? I'd bet any amount of money there were real cases of pairs of resistance heroes who had the same name. The probability of every single soldier (regardless of where they're from) having a unique name is pretty slim.

    Came here to say the same thing almost verbatim.
     
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    Agreed, I don't much like EA but this is a non-issue. It's not as if they used the man's full name (presuming Germans had middle names at the time?) and likeness. Even if they went that far BFV is miles away from being historically accurate.

    Please don't drag the thread down by attacking other users, there's no need for that.
     
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    Their vision was clouded by dollar signs, it happens.
     
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    We are slowly but surely being driven back to the so-called "verbal delict era". That is very much obvious even in games. For example: in War Thunder, World of tanks etc., people using a term "nazi" are threatened with banning. Yeah, I bet some people have reasons for to feel embarrassed by being addressed that way, but this (prohibition) goes against the TRUTH, the FACTS. Fact (hard fact) is that the term was MASSIVELY used during the WW2 by virtually by any and all ally soldiers. So, using the aforementioned term is but a part of the battles' atmosphere which is being "recreated" within the game - arbitrary decision that bans the use of it goes directly against the logic and is (secretly and indirectly) the way of falsifying the history...

    Same goes for many other things - it is forbidden to question (or/and to deny) the holocaust, for example. Why? Don't we all know that the historical science, just like any other science, is full of "subject to change" topics - there wasn't and isn't ANY topic, from the ice age to nowdays unanimously and is highly dependable on the "human element" who is, alas!, so prone to making mistakes and blunders. What today looks self-understanding tomorrow might look differently. Don't get me wrong: I am 100% certain that millions of Jews, Russians, Poles... died in those conc. camps (one of my cousins ended up there too) - it's just that it is SILLY to impose arbitrary decisions of this kind. Let people freely think, ask, research, try to deny this, try to prove that...

    Recently, I took a part in some discussion on some forum on the topic of sex. The next thing - some people got HORRIBLY upset because I used the term "homosexuality". "Why?", I asked. Well, because the term is "offensive", the "politically acceptable" term is "gay". "No, it is NOT offensive", I argued, and your "gay" is a bull**it - "gay" means "joyous", "cheerful" etc. It is EUPHEMISM, not a term with an EXACT meaning. Simply, there are people who are sexually attracted to other people of the same gender and there are people who are attracted to people of the opposite gender. Nothing wrong with any of the two, but also nothing wrong with the term...
     
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    I want an apology from EA just for existing, 'kay?
     
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    Can protest on internet, can't protest irl, cause introvert and scared.
     

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