In the forthcoming release of Medal of Honor, game maker Electronic Arts is now under attack for allowing gamers to play the game by assuming the role of the Taliban in Afghanistan. The title “Medal of Honor” is a multi-player game that allows for players to assume roles of both sides of the conflict. According to EA spokesperson Amanda Taggart, “In Medal of Honor multiplayer, someone’s got to be the Taliban. Nobody who plays video games is going to be shocked or surprised by this.” Other Medal of Honor iterations allowed gamers to play both sides of World War II.
The game is under attack in England where defense secretary Liam Fox told reporters that the game is a “tasteless product” and that “it’s shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the acts of the Taliban against British soldiers,” said Fox. Konami has run into a different, but related, type of issues with its “six days in Fallujah” game based on an Iraq war episode.
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