We have more feedback on EA’s decision to include taliban gameplay in the upcoming game Medal of Honor, as a British MP has entered the debate, saying that UK retailers should ban the game out of ‘respect’.
As reported from DeviceMag, British Defence Secretary Liam Fox is the man in question, and he has called Medal of Honor a ‘tasteless product’. Here is what he had to say about the game in a recent interview;
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“It’s hard to believe any citizen of our country would wish to buy such a thoroughly un-British game. I would urge retailers to show their support for our armed forces and ban this tasteless product,”
What are your thoughts on this? As a gamer, you would argue that it is just that – a game. One side plays the bad guys, and the other side plays the good guys. This is a format that has been used in pretty much every first person shooter – so do we really have to bring politics into this?
Then again, the war in Iraq is such an important memory in our minds, so maybe such a debate cannot be avoided. Personally, I think there is no harm in this. The game needs a formula to drive sales, and playing as the Taliban just so happens to be it.
Agree or disagree? – Let us know your thoughts on this.