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PAT2K9
03-23-2007, 10:59 PM
I saw the article on Xbox fan boy:

http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/03/23/graw-2-being-pu...m-mexican-retailers/ (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/03/23/graw-2-being-pulled-from-mexican-retailers/)

Can anyone confirm?

It would be really sad if the Mexican government took such measures when GRAW2 is one of the best games out there.

MasterSkrill
03-23-2007, 11:50 PM
i hope not, that's ignorant if they try to do that. parents teach kids that video games are just that, video games and not reality, to make a move like this is saying just the opposite, uhh no son, that is really happening just as you play it.

if anythign says anything bad about mexicans, is a mexican official trying to pull a video game off the shelf because it says things about mexicans, or americans for that matter. it's a friggen game, not reality, it's science fiction, set in the future, with some weapons that don't even exsist, you can't have a war conflict with made up factions if it's supposed to be a realistic shooter.

most people don't even look at the enemies as mexicans's, I know I don't, I see a red triangle and I shoot it, the only people I am racist towards are racists people.

Ghostcom117
03-24-2007, 12:25 PM
Yes is one of the best games on the market, but they are Mexican and they don't understand why Mexico on a shooter game?

Maybe Irak bext time, they don't have 360's over there

ThomasBisset
03-24-2007, 04:36 PM
If it is getting banned it would be pretty strange. I never saw anything derogatory to the Mexican people in the game - in fact, don't you have to meet up with and help a small team of Mexican Army troops at the end of act 1?

I had a look and it seems to be true. The site has used Google's translator tool to convert the Spanish to English but it doesn't help all. Any Spanish speakers on the forum able to help find out why it has been withdrawn from sale?

ags8sf
03-24-2007, 05:11 PM
I took the liberty of reading both (english and spanish) versions of the news link. According to the report, the Governor of Chihuahua, Josť Terrazas, pulled the game from store shelves because he believes that it depicted a negative image toward the city and the rest of Mexico, he also claims that the game contains "dark interests" from "certain" U.S. sectors. However, he excludes from naming them specifically.

Interestingly enough, Josť Terrazas is part of the P.R.I. party in Mexico and currently, unknown to most worldwide, there IS an unofficial "civil war" going on in southern Mexico! The paramilitary army called the E.Z.L.N. has been fighting the centralized government since 1994, when the P.R.I. party held power, because that was the year when the N.A.F.T.A. treaty between the U.S. and Mexico was signed.

i66er
03-25-2007, 01:06 AM
The short and true story is that Gov. T`s son Pepe is one of the frooze warfighters.
After the auto-response from "Jason" Gov. T tried to fon up Ubi who blamed M$ that blamed Ubi...
Gov. T do not want to send in his sons 360 for repairs since it is only in GRAW2 SP that they have a problem.
Gov. T and Pepe have no problems playing GRAW, that is in fact one of there favorit games.
In a show of force and frustration Gov. T said: Caramba, no one shall play that doonky game then!
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Safrole
03-26-2007, 11:20 AM
Nicely done!

Hydra56
03-26-2007, 09:58 PM
Originally posted by PAT2K9:
I saw the article on Xbox fan boy:

http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/03/23/graw-2-being-pu...m-mexican-retailers/ (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/03/23/graw-2-being-pulled-from-mexican-retailers/)

Can anyone confirm?

It would be really sad if the Mexican government took such measures when GRAW2 is one of the best games out there.

I think this is really funny, you couldn't have a game where you kill arabs, who constitute most of the terrorists in the world, because I guess that would not be politically correct. So lets just make them kill Mexicans lol. They should have taken the approach of Splnter Cellhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifA and have the terrorists be white people-noone cares if you kill them.

SPQR Radical
03-27-2007, 06:15 AM
Idiots in high places for you...