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UK Defence Secretary wants "tasteless" Medal of Honor banned
Posted: 23.08.2010 11:08 by Simon Priest Comments: 6
The UK's Defence Secretary Liam Fox says he's "disgusted and angry" at EA's Medal of Honor reboot, and it's all because of the Taliban.

It's "hard to believe" any UK citizen would go buy it he said, as it's "thoroughly un-British". Fox urges retailers to "ban this tasteless product".

"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," said UK government man, Liam Fox.

"I am disgusted and angry," he said. "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."

The Taliban are only playable in Medal of Honor during the game's multiplayer matches, meaning they are provided no narrative or singleplayer spotlight besides being blown to bits by 'Tier One' operators. EA has commented on the 'controversy'.

"The format of the new Medal of Honor game merely reflects the fact that every conflict has two sides," said an EA spokesperson. "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." War - the whole thing's a bloody mess no matter the side.

Medal of Honor releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC October 15th in Europe.

Source: Yahoo
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Comments

By RaviL (SI Core Member) on Aug 23, 2010
RaviL
Ouu Snap this remind me of C&C Generals getting banned in Germany.
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Aug 23, 2010
Wowerine
You are kidding me?! So why dont they ban World at War, because you get to play with nazis. Geez, Id love to play with Talibans. Why the hell not, its just a game...
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Aug 23, 2010
Jasca_Ducato
"It's hard to believe any citizen of our country would wish to buy such a thoroughly un-British game."

Hahahaha, I cracked up when I read this.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Aug 23, 2010
FoolWolf
Only one thing to say: BAH!
By hellweed (SI Core Member) on Aug 24, 2010
hellweed
If this is only game why they dont do "Rape Theme Park" in Aushwitz? Or game with Hitler or Stalin? Some themes should stay tabu.
By OPFORCE (SI Member) on Aug 24, 2010
OPFORCE
Ok, how about Arma II: Arrowhead, and the now upcoming expansion British Armed Forces. Mr. Liam Fox, any comment please.

Now a question for you, read this small acticle: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/culturaldiplomacynews/index.php?aid=1188 .

Now answer me, what do the Pakistan, Iraqi, and other people in non westerns country have to say about you waging wars in their country.