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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Battlement wrote on Oct 6, 2010, 15:34:
This is at most a minor inconvenience. If US personnel want the game they can get sent by family, or stores that ship to APO addresses. Additionally there are more than just US bases here. People from US camps (like Eggers and Phoenix) can easily pop by any number of NATO bases (like KAIA, Warehouse, ISAF HQ) and buy the game. Not to mention that they can get it digitally from sources like Steam (slow but possible). And I give it about two months after release before it shows up for one dollar at the local weekend markets. I don’t know what the big deal is with the “label” of the opposing force anyway.

Neil
Kabul, Afghanistan

Yeah I don't get it either, as to why the big stink over it. If anything, this video game depicts soldiers in a very positive, awe-inspiring light. Just look at how bad ass the Catalyst (linkin park) video is, and the "Tier 1" soldier videos on medalofhonor.com

I think the US Military needs to have a second look at this title; it may be a great recruiting tool. Being able to play as the Taliban is no big deal... we know who the good guys are; gamers arent that stupid.
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