Defense Secretary Says No To Medal of Honor

EA’s Medal of Honor has attracted the appropriate media storm for allowing gamers to play as the Taliban in its multiplayer, and now Liam Fox, UK Defense Secretary, has thrown in his two pennies’ worth.

In a comment to The Guardian, Fox expressed his disgust that such a game would encourage and reward players for attacking the allied forces.

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I am disgusted and angry. 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.

Failing an outright ban on EA’s title, Liam Fox can certainly work the guilt trip angle on UK retailers.

We always like to shine a light on this kind of knee jerk reaction here at TSA. While in this case The Guardian has presented a balanced story, it’s nonetheless embarrassing to see how video games are still regarded among the nation’s decision makers.

Source: The Guardian

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103 Comments

  1. They should make the multiplayer more realistic in having UK forces shooting at AI controlled talliban and the US forces shooting at us.

  2. oh for f*ck sake it is a G A M E it not real and not unbritish. stupid anti game people. every game should be banned execpt wii games if fox had his way

  3. I can understand his point of view, but pulling on the guilt trip is a bit harsh. And hasn’t the the game been developed with ex servicemen help and stories. And true that there hasn’t been as much criticism for films and even books, it just seems that games get the harshest bashing and always will do!

  4. Nice bit of publicity. I probably won’t play the multiplayer so it makes no odds to me. I’m counting on the single player story being engaging.

  5. Stupid political wankers.
    IT’S A VIDEO GAME!
    Shouldn’t these guys be worrying about more significant and important stuff?

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