On Medal of Honor's Taliban Controversy

MCV has a story saying a "major news broadcaster" has spiked a story about the upcoming Medal of Honor game after learning that it was based on inaccurate information, as while players will be able to play as Taliban forces, there are no British forces in the game to shoot when playing from that side as one MP claimed. They proceed to point out other inaccurate reports about the military shooter sequel that are floating around, and also report the UK Department for Culture Media and Sport "has declined to endorse fresh calls to ban Medal Of Honor at retail." They also quote a prominent UK retailer saying they still intend to sell the game, though they would honor an official ban if one came down. Finally, Develop quotes EA Games president Frank Gibeau calling the game a "creative risk," and saying it would not be altered based on the outcry of politicians and media groups.
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Has anybody thought of asking American, British or other allied forces who are also fans of FPS videogames what they think? My experience with other online military FPSs is that there are a lot of armed services members who like to play these games, and probably understand that games like this are better when there are teams of "good guys" and "bad guys" battling it out. I don't think any of them mistake this for being an endorsement of the real life bad guys.
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