Taliban Role-Playing Game Gets Blasted

Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010  |  Updated 1:15 PM PDT
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Taliban Role-Playing Game Gets Blasted

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A screenshot from the game. Photo by EA.

Military bases across the U.S. have banned the sale of a new video game that lets a player pretend to be a Taliban fighter and "shoot" U.S. troops.
     
"Medal of Honor" by Redwood City-based Electronic Arts hits stores Oct. 12.

But after public protests, including one by British Defense Secretary Liam Fox, U.S. military officials decided not to stock the game in any of the nearly 300 service exchange shops on bases across the country.

Gamers are scoffing at the decision, saying that advanced technology has made it commonplace in the gaming world to let a player switch sides and play the bad guy.

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