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Considering you have heard of it, does the ability to play as the Taliban within Medal of Honor bother you?

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Medal of Honor is an upcoming fps in the Medal of Honor series, being developed by Danger Close.

The online mode has sparked controversy when it was revealed that in this mode players may play as the Taliban. The developers responded by stating the reality of the game necessitated it. "Most of us have been doing this since we were 7 -- if someone's the cop, someone has to be the robber, someone's gotta be the pirate and someone's gotta be the alien", Amanda Taggart, senior PR manager for EA, told AOL news. "In the Medal of Honor multiplayer, someone's gotta be the Taliban.

The UK Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox criticised the game in advance of its release stating that it was "shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the acts of the Taliban against British soldiers". "At the hands of the Taliban, children have lost fathers and wives have lost husbands". "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."

Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay has also criticized the game, saying he "finds it wrong that anyone, children in particular, would be playing the role of Taliban" and that "Canada and its allies have fought far too long in Afghanistan and it's not a game".

Danish vetarans were appalled by the game that takes place in the Helmand province where Danish troops are stationed. Danish Defense Minister Gitte Lillelund Beche finds it "tasteless" and supports Danish veterans who oppose the game. However she has said she won't legislate on the subject and has confidence in the ability of Danish youth to discriminate between right and wrong".

The US Army and Air Force Exchange Services has blocked the game from being sold on United States Military Bases.

What is your position?


I really dont think its such a huge deal. Is playing as the taliban really much worse than stuffing enemies full of bullets? You could argue that in multiplayer you are "killing" people on the other line. We've been killing the Russians in games for decades; Hasnt that offended them? It really isnt that different here.

Basically, my stand is that its a game. Nobody is going to get violent ideas from this if they havent gotten them from other games already. If it offends some people, then they can suck it up and not buy it.

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Isnt Medal of Honour (upcoming one) developed by DICE? Thats what Ive heard. Anyhow, if you feel offended by a FPS shooter trying to make the reality of the wars and fights in our world, then your a real *******.

And if someone get some bad ideas from the game, to run around killing people etc., Its not the devs fault or the game, its their own for buying something they cant handle and not seeking help.

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i would like to play as talibans. mostly because i am bored of being the "good" guy. games should not pick a side, but give you the ability to pick one. As far as i know they only changed the name from taliban into something like enemies so its not really bothering me.

For the GLA!

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