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Irish Battlefield 1943 players upset over exclusion of Ireland

Wednesday, 29th July 2009 15:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Battlefield 1943 players living in Ireland are a bit perturbed that the game fails to display the country’s flag on their profile pages and instead only flies the UK flag.

Apparently, if you live in Northern Ireland or Ireland, “EA won’t allow you to identify yourself as “Irish” despite the 1998 Belfast agreement saying otherwise”, according to Seenit.

When contacted, EA apologized stating that players game profiles cannot be altered because Ireland is “not listed distinctively and is included in Great Britain.”

Oh dear.

You can read the whole thing through the link.

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  1. El_MUERkO

    Do EA have offices in ireland?

    They better hope not! :D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. anasui

    oh boy, I can picture them piano’ing a sad song about it

    just pretend to be Italian and problem solved, kinda

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Someone’s going to get bombed. 8O

    #3 5 years ago
  4. SticKboy

    Eire isn’t listed as its own independent country? That is, quite frankly, a fucking HUGE oversight.

    That said, they are a small and comparatively insignificant nation, They should be grateful they get to be bundled in with us glorious Brits…

    …[runs and hides/]

    #4 5 years ago
  5. pha1r

    Lets bomb them lads

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Dannybuoy

    ahh feck ya ballaks!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    FREE IRELAND!

    :|

    I’m not fussed about it tbh. I live in Northern Ireland, but I find myself to be Irish and not British somewhat in nationalty.

    That said, you can probably say I am neutral to this.

    Anyways, FREE IRELAND!

    Murko – Aye, they sure do.

    All of ye – Your all ballbags.

    *wants to use Irish persoanlty*

    #7 5 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    wow so Ireland isn’t independent WTF

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    Northern Ireland is under British rule.
    Southern Ireland (Republic of Ireland) is independent.

    Make sense?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    Wait what? how is that possible? why wouldn’t the british try to take over the whole island? I must wikipedia this stuff, those damn british think they can take over everything!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. pleasant_cabbage

    :D
    EA has previous regarding cock-ups over the whole “N. Ireland/GB/UK/Ireland wtflol?”; using Ireland’s national anthem for N. Ireland. Small point to some, serious business to some, chuckles for some.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Michael O'Connor

    “Wait what? how is that possible? why wouldn’t the british try to take over the whole island? I must wikipedia this stuff, those damn british think they can take over everything!”

    They did take over the whole island.

    The Irish fought for their independence for a few hundred years until Michael Collins convinced the English to agree that they could keep the top third of the country, as long as the bottom two thirds of the island (the “Republic of Ireland”) gained its freedom from English rule.

    Obviously, that’s a majorly condensed version of the story, but you get the idea.

    Anyway, this is a pretty retarded cockup on E.A.’s part. How the hell could they not have Ireland listed as a country in their system?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    That’s fucked up. That’s why I would never fight for this country to try and take over another small country who minds their own business. Fucking E.A. that really is low. Just about every euro server I play on is mostly populated by Irish people. They are very competitive and good people in my book. They don’t deserve this shit from E.A.

    I might start a boycott, anyone with me?….

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Cort

    Is the 1998 Belfast Agreement legally binding on US videogame publishers………?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Michael O'Connor

    “Is the 1998 Belfast Agreement legally binding on US videogame publishers..?”

    No, but its still pretty retarded to leave the country out.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Johnny Cullen

    Pretty much what Michael says, its only really binding to Ireland, North and South.

    Thats it.

    #16 5 years ago