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Still No Medal of Honor on U.S. Bases

Kotaku has a follow-up reporting that upcoming military shooter reboot Medal of Honor will not be sold on U.S. military bases, in spite of the recent announcement that the opposing force will no longer be referred to as the Taliban. The Taliban label sparked controversy, and was one of the reasons it was originally announced the game would not be sold in U.S. bases, but a spokesperson told them the name change is not inspiring a policy change. "Out of respect to those touched by the ongoing, real-life events presented as a game, Exchanges will not be carrying this product," Army & Air Force Exchange Service Commander Maj. Gen. Bruce Casella told Kotaku. "While we regret any inconvenience this may cause, our position is consistent with the direction stated a month ago. I expect the military families who are authorized to shop the Exchange are aware, and understanding, of the decision not to carry this particular offering."

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17. But in reality, I wouldn't shoot anyone at all. Oct 6, 2010, 16:55 entr0py
This doesn't surprise me. Having played both the closed and open beta, I can honestly say I wouldn't have noticed the change if I hadn't been reading the news here. I'm amazed it seemed to satisfy any critics.

I think what gamers need to speak up against is the idea that playing a character in a game somehow confers approval of his actions. Almost everyone consumes media that has villains; crime dramas, mystery novels, even war movies (if you like to think that one side is good and the other is bad).

What non-gamers don't understand is that playing as these characters does not make you agree with them more, and it certainly doesn't simulate anything. Quite the opposite, games are usually nowhere near as believable or emotionally moving as a movie or a book. And even if they some day get to that level of story telling and realism, we don't think you'll become a psycho if you watch a crime drama or a war movie, playing GTA or MoH is no different.
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