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Defence Secretary Urges Retailers Not to Sell Medal of Honor

August 23, 2010 Written by Zak Islam

Medal of Honor has been the center of attention lately ever since reports emerged that Electronic Arts’ reboot will allow you to play as the Taliban in the game’s multiplayer modes. Now, British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has taken aim at the gritty, modern shooter and has urged retailers not to stock the forthcoming game.

Fox had this to say in a statement:

“It’s shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the acts of the Taliban. At the hands of the Taliban, children have lost fathers and wives have lost husbands. I am disgusted and angry. It’s hard to believe any citizen of our country would wish to buy such a thoroughly un-British game. I would urge retailers to show their support for our armed forces and ban this tasteless product.”

Electronic Arts responded to the accusations and outbursts:

“The format of the new Medal of Honor game merely reflects the fact that every conflict has two sides. We give gamers the opportunity to play both sides. Most of us have been doing this since we were seven: someone plays the cop, someone must be robber. In Medal of Honor multiplayer, someone’s got to be the Taliban.”

What’s your stance on this – should Medal of Honor be banned from retailers due to the fact that you can play as the Taliban? Let us know via the comments section below. Medal of Honor is currently scheduled for a release on October 15th, 2010.

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