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    Medal of Honor: Warfighter - Multiplayer Shortcut Packs Now Available

    Electronic Arts and Danger Close are now offering Medal of Honor: Warfighter “Shortcut Packs” which will grant you access all 12 international Tier 1 units within your class of choice in Warfighter’s multiplayer. You can also go big and unlock all units for every class in one go with the Global Warfighter Shortcut Pack.

    "Shortcut Packs are available on Origin, the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, or the PlayStation Network Store. Individual class Shortcut Packs can be purchased for $4.99 (400 MS Points) or $19.99 (1,600 MS Points) for the Global Warfighter Shortcut Pack."

    Don’t forget that Medal of Honor: Warfighter’s first DLC, the Zero Dark Thirty Map Pack, is also now available for all platforms and that EA will be donating $1 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation from each map pack sold up through March 19 as part of Project HONOR.

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    Medal of Honor: Warfighter - Pakistan Bans Warfighter For Portrayal Of Country

    Black Ops 2 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter have been banned from sale in Pakistan. Both games are accused of showing the country in a poor light regarding its links with terrorism, Mashable reports. The games appear to suggest that the country's intelligence agency supports al-Qaeda, Pakistani shopkeepers have argued. Saleem Memon, president of All Pakistan CD, DVD, Audio Cassette Traders and Manufacturers Association explained:

    "The problem is that there are things that are against Pakistan and they have included criticism of our army. They show the country in a very poor light."

    Both games feature levels based in Pakistan, including Warfighter's Darra Gun Market multiplayer map, which was included as part of the game's 'Zero Dark Thirty' DLC. The news comes ahead of the release of Black Ops 2's 'Revolution' pack, which will be available first on Xbox Live from January 29.

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    Medal of Honor - Taken Out Of Rotation due To Poor Performance

    EA has announced during its third quarter financial call that Medal of Honor: Warfighter has been taken out of rotation. According to EA COO Peter Moore, the game's poor performance means that the publisher will not continue with the series. He explained:

    "The game was solid, but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with consumers. Critics were polarised and gave the game scores which were frankly lower than deserved. This one is behind us now. We are taking Medal of Honor out of rotation and have to bring year-over-year continuity to our shooter offerings."

    Moore blamed the game's performance on slowdown that impacted the entire sector as well as poor critical and commercial reception. Meanwhile, EA labels president Frank Gibeau said:

    "We're in a hit-driven business where it's about what you can build in a certain period of time and really deliver for the marketplace, and frankly we missed on Medal of Honor. And we take responsibility for that."

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    Medal of Honor: Warfighter - EA Turned Down Consultancy From Man Who Shot Bin Laden

    The man believed to have shot Osama Bin Laden wanted to consult on Medal of Honor: Warfighter, but was turned down by EA. In an Esquire profile of the soldier, who is referred to as 'The Shooter' to preserve anonymity, it is revealed that his uncle approached EA in April 2012 but was told that the production was stacked with consultants.
    During development, Medal of Honor: Warfighter studio Danger Close partnered with 30 consultants. According to the report The Shooter, who was retired at the time, was turned down in favour of SEALs in active duty. Following the release of Warfighter, it was revealed that seven of the consulting members of SEAL Team Six faced punishment for providing confidential information to EA.

    During its third quarter financial call EA announced Medal of Honor has been taken out of rotation. It said that due to the game's poor performance the publisher will not continue with the series.

    Sources: esquire.com & computerandvideogames.com
     
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    Medal of Honor - EA Admits It Blew With Warfighter

    Electronic Arts says the Medal of Honor franchise will return but not until it's able to actually do a decent job with it. It's not often that a game tanks so badly that it effectively kills an entire franchise, but that's exactly what happened with Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Electronic Arts Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore said the publisher is taking Medal of Honor out of rotation, but not before claiming that the game was solid, but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with gamers. Chief Creative Director Rich Hilleman, however, has a different and somewhat blunter take on the situation, which is quite simply that EA blew it. He told Rock, Paper, Shotgun:

    "We don't think its a genre problem. It's an execution problem. "We don't think Medal of Honor's performance speaks to any particular bias in that space against modern settings or World War 2 or any of that. It's much more that we had some things we should've done better. I think a key part of this is having the right amount of high-quality production talent. And we didn't have the quality of leadership we needed to make [Medal of Honor] great. We just have to get the leadership aligned. We're blessed to have more titles than we can do well today. That's a good problem, frankly. In the long term, we have to make sure we don't kill those products by trying to do them when we can't do them well."

    I can't tell if that second remark is an admission of culpability or a pass-the-buck cheap shot at Danger Close, the EA studio responsible for both Medal of Honor and Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Danger Close is - or at least was - headed by industry veteran Greg Goodrich, who served as executive producer on both games, but his LinkedIn profile indicates that his tenure at the studio came to an end in December 2012. Whatever the case, it's clear that Medal of Honor will be back, but for now Hilleman confirmed that EA is putting its eggs in the far more successful Battlefield basket. He said:

    "What we think right now is that, for the next couple years, we can just have one great thing in that space. So we're choosing for it to be Battlefield."

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    Medal of Honor - Franchise Still Part of EA’s Key Considerations for Fiscal Year 2013

    Last January, EA reported that 2012′s Medal of Honor sequel, Warfighter, was an obvious miss and would be taken out of the yearly rotation of shooters. According to chief operating officer Peter Moore, the game was solid but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with consumers. Later, chief creative director Rich Hilleman commented on the possibility of it’s return, but only once EA could get the right leadership aligned. According to recent EA Q4 FY ’13 reports, Medal of Honor is indeed still in EA’s key considerations. Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, John Riccitello listed the franchise as a part of EA’s top three strategies: brands, platform, and talent. He said:

    "By brands, we mean that we have the strongest brand portfolio in the game industry. We will project that portfolio across all relevant digital business models and channels while continuing to invest to grow the power of our brands. Leading the way for EA are blockbusters like Battlefield, Need for Speed, FIFA, Plants vs. Zombies, Bejeweled, Star Wars, Madden, The Sims, Dragon Age, SimCity, Mass Effect and Medal of Honor. We strongly believe this brand collection is unmatched by any competitor in our industry."

    Further on in the earnings call, he asked to turn to EA’s FY ’13 guidance:

    "The key considerations for our FY ’13 plan, as it came together these past months, are these: at the foundation is another year of blockbuster brands, Madden NFL, FIFA, SimCity, Medal of Honor, Dead Space and Need for Speed, as well as mobile hits like The Simpsons, Tapped Out and Bejeweled."

    Medal of Honor: Warfighter, a sequel to the 2010 Medal of Honor reboot and developed by Danger Close studios, was received poorly by critics and gamers alike, resulting in poor sales. As of yet, no mention has been made of another Medal of Honor title for the foreseeable future.

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    Medal of Honor - PS Vita Game Outed By Concept Art

    Medal of Honor was getting the PS Vita treatment over at Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City studio Slant Six, according to concept art listed by a former employee. Intrepid internet snooper Superannuation found the art yesterday on Alex Carigi’s online portfolio. Carigi is no longer with the studio.

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    Medal of Honor: Warfighter - Team No Longer Exists

    The team behind the Medal of Honor series reboot and its ill-fated sequel has been scattered to the wind, EA Labels executive vice president Patrick Söderlund told Eurogamer:

    "Danger Close as it was doesn’t exist any more. There are people who left LA, people who work with DICE LA, and there are some who work in other parts of EA, as always when something gets dismantled."

    In the wake of Medal of Honor being taken out of the rotation, EA indicated the company would focus on its other shooter offerings. Then, the publisher announced Battlefield developer DICE would be expanding its operations with a new Los Angeles-based satellite studio tasked with working on unannounced projects, all built on the Frostbite 3 engine.

    Sources: destructoid.com & eurogamer.net
     

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