Medal of Honor game pulled globally from Army and Navy GameStop stores over Taliban inclusion.

As all stores located on Army and Air Force bases…

As all stores located on Army and Air Force bases will no longer be allowed to sell Electronic Arts’ upcoming military shooter Medal of Honor because an aspect of the game includes playable Taliban characters.

The Army and Air Force Exchange Services has confirmed to Kotaku that they requested the game pulled from the 49 GameStop’s located on bases in the continent U.S. The ban, an AAFES representative told Kotaku, also extends to all military PXs worldwide.

In an email to employees, GameStop says the decision was made “out of respect for our past and present men and women in uniform.”

“GameStop has agreed out of respect for our past and present men and women in uniform we will not carry Medal of Honor in any of our AAFES based stores…,” the email, obtained by Kotaku, reads. “As such, GameStop agreed to have all marketing material pulled by noon today and to stop taking reservations. Customers who enter our AAFES stores and wish to reserve Medal of Honor can and should be directed to the nearest GameStop location off base.

“GameStop fully supports AAFES in this endeavor and is sensitive to the fact that in multiplayer mode one side will assume the role of Taliban fighter.”

The stores on bases contacted by Kotaku all confirmed that they no longer will be selling the game and referred us to GameStops in town to pick up the title when it comes out.

Electronic Arts declined to comment further for this story.

Source: Kotaku

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  • Jman

    wow! has anyone forgotten that its just a game? even though it depects real life senerios its just a game people thats all! Unless you signed that good ol’ government contract that states as long as you are signed up with the military then you are owned by the military/government. I appreciate all who have served or who is serving with out that I could not write this. Seriously this is still America right? The land of the free? If so then it still should be our choice what to play right? oops i forgot what i just wrote unless you signed up military then you have to follow their rules..because you have no choice you gave up your rights for others and now your owned by the government it was your choice.. sorry man!! sorry… stay low, shoot straight, watch your six.