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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Greathouse
Again who is banning it? If a company doesn't wish to use the Union Jack it is their right to do so.
Hyperboling again no one is banning it, no one is erasing history and removing it from places is not doing so either.
The Germans have actually banned the Nazi flag but they still know about what happened don't they?.
Anyhow wasting my time on this it's a flag not a history book.
originally posted by: Kali74
Well they're a private company they can sell or pull whatever they want, I do think this is way over the top though. All anyone was asking for was for it to be taken down from government property. Don't go blaming the people for corporate over reacting.
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Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
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“We accept Apple's decision and understand that this is a sensitive issue for the American Nation. We wanted our game to be the most accurate, historical, playable reference of the Battle of Gettysburg. All historical commanders, unit composition and weaponry, key geographical locations to the smallest streams or farms are recreated in our game's battlefield,” Game Labs’ Nick Thomadis wrote on the game’s website.
“We believe that all historical art forms: books, movies, or games such as ours, help to learn and understand history, depicting events as they were. True stories are more important to us than money,” he continued. “Therefore we are not going to amend the game's content and Ultimate General: Gettysburg will no longer be available on AppStore. We really hope that Apple’s decision will achieve the desired results.”
“It seems disappointing that they would remove it as they weren’t being used in an offensive way, being that they were historical war games and hence it was the flag used at the time,” Mulholland said. “At the moment we’re reworking the games to replace the flags that are deemed offensive. We’re going to use the Confederate flag from 1861 and 1862 as the one that’s considered offensive wasn’t introduced until late 1862.”