Medal of Honor should be banned-UK defense secretary (video)

Medal of Honor, game publisher Electronic Arts’ (EA) upcoming major World War II-based action game, might be under trouble waters at UK shores. Because of... More Below... Posted by on Aug 25th, 2010 and filed under Games.

Medal of Honor, game publisher Electronic Arts’ (EA) upcoming major World War II-based action game, might be under trouble waters at UK shores. Because of its “un-British” nature UK Defense Secretary Liam Fox has urged British retailers not to stock up and completely ban the Medal of Honor game. Fox has a problem with the game as its multiplayer mode allows one to take up Taliban terrorist’s role and assault NATO troops in the game.

The Medal of Honor action game is a modern-day reboot of the Medal of Honor series. The game’s single player experience is developed by EA Los Angeles studio while EA DICE is responsible for the multiplayer mode. Defense Secretary Fox is unhappy with the part wherein gamers can take the role of Taliban terrorists and kill the British NATO soldiers. “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,” said Fox.

Fox had portrayed parts of the game inaccurately, said EA. “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,” EA responded to Fox.

(Thanks to Techtree.com and Wikipedia)