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THE BUZZ: Battlefield 3 has been banned in Iran, and Iranian Police have arrested shop owners secretly selling the game.

The game was outlawed over its depiction of the U.S. invading Tehran, but pirate copies are available and are being sold by some store owners. According to one shop owner the police, “raided (some shops) and arrested owners for selling the game secretly,” even before the ban.

“In that Battlefield 3 is not available for purchase in Iran, we can only hope the ban will help prevent pirated copies reaching consumers there,” said EA on the matter.

EGM’s TAKE: Politicos never like it when games paint their country in a poor or weak light, but doesn’t banning a game, and arresting those selling it, kind of prove the point? As long as there are oppressive regiemes this will continue to happen. And game designers will continue to have an easy choice of baddies to put in t

Source: The Daily Lebanon Star

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Battlefield 3 Completely Banned in Iran

Battlefield 3 has been banned in Iran, and Iranian Police have arrested shop owners for secretly selling the game.

By Matthew Bennett | 11/29/2011 09:17 AM PT

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THE BUZZ: Battlefield 3 has been banned in Iran, and Iranian Police have arrested shop owners secretly selling the game.

The game was outlawed over its depiction of the U.S. invading Tehran, but pirate copies are available and are being sold by some store owners. According to one shop owner the police, “raided (some shops) and arrested owners for selling the game secretly,” even before the ban.

“In that Battlefield 3 is not available for purchase in Iran, we can only hope the ban will help prevent pirated copies reaching consumers there,” said EA on the matter.

EGM’s TAKE: Politicos never like it when games paint their country in a poor or weak light, but doesn’t banning a game, and arresting those selling it, kind of prove the point? As long as there are oppressive regiemes this will continue to happen. And game designers will continue to have an easy choice of baddies to put in t

Source: The Daily Lebanon Star

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About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89