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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Aug 24, 2010, 00:12
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Aug 24, 2010, 00:12
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Not sure why this is a controversy. I was pretty disgusted at the part of MW2 where you have to shoot innocents to complete a level, but the Taliban, while guilty of their own atrocities towards civilians, actually engage armed forces in combat. This is presumably what the game is focusing on. The distinction is massive in my mind.

Getting upset because they named the enemy after an actual group seems ridiculous, but hey, it's cool to be offended by everything these days.

Has anybody thought of asking American, British or other allied forces who are also fans of FPS videogames what they think?

Yup - PC Gamer did. The overwhelming feeling on the part of those polled is that it's no big deal.
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