Bay Area Company's Taliban Role Playing Game Called Tasteless

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    Britain's defense secretary says a video game that allows players to adopt the role of the Taliban is a "tasteless product" and is calling on retailers to show their support for troops by not selling it.

    Liam Fox said Sunday it's "shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the acts of the Taliban."
         
    The game, called "Medal of Honor," is produced by Redwood City-based Electronic Arts Inc.
         
    The company did not immediately respond to e-mails from the Associated Press, but spokeswoman Amanda Taggart told the Sunday Times the format of the game "merely reflects the fact that every conflict has two sides."
         
    Other versions of "Medal of Honor" have been set in the World War II era. The new version is to be released in October.