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Monday, 23 August 2010 10:54

UK rounds in on Taliban version of Medal of Honour

Written by Nick Farell
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The UK has joined in the chorus of countries that do not think it is a good idea for Medal of Honour to allow you to play a Taliban and kill UK and US soldiers. The UK defence secretary Liam Fox told the BBC he was "disgusted and angry" by "Medal of Honor", produced by California-based Electronic Arts.

He said that at the hands of the Taliban, children have lost fathers and wives have lost husbands. He thinks it is shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the acts of the Taliban against British soldiers.

Fox added that it was hard to believe any citizen of is 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," he said.

It is apparently “British” to only play the “good guys” in such games. The good guys not flying helicopters and machine gunning journalists and children that is. However it is a little strange that it is ok to play the British and Americans against the Taliban. It is equally OK to play the Taliban when the enemy were the Russians, like in Rambo 3.

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+4 #1 ghelyar 2010-08-23 13:01
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do not think it is a good idea for Call of Duty to allow you to play a Taliban and kill UK and US soldiers. The UK defence secretary Liam Fox told the BBC he was "disgusted and angry" by "Medal of Honor"


Call of Duty or Medal of Honor?
 
 
+5 #2 estani 2010-08-23 16:13
I really like the last paragraph. War is indeed stupid, there's no workaround there...
And a game is just that. If you like to play "killing someone" just do it, humanity has played with that (at least) for centuries (does cowboy-Indian, police-thief, kind of games ring a bell?).
Oh, well. Better don't kill anyone... and ban all those games! Poor little Lemmings....
 
 
+2 #3 Elfa 2010-08-23 17:41
Retards like this guy are all about the political showing. Where is they guy complaining about how wrong it is to play as Nazi's killing British Solders? Oh wait, that was 70 years ago, its cool.

Its all bull shit posturing and one sided rhetoric.
 
 
+1 #4 Xenon_aniki 2010-08-24 03:18
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He said that at the hands of the Taliban, children have lost fathers and wives have lost husbands. He thinks it is shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the acts of the Taliban against British soldiers


do you think the Taliban likes war? they were a government before, but were blame for 9-11. did USA have prove they did? they also have families and spouse. think about it.
 
 
+1 #5 jonelsorel 2010-08-24 10:04
What a farked up compass you gotta have, mr. Fox, to only consider your side of the problem. Talibans do have families too, but the only difference I guess is that they're too busy living in caves and dodging real bullets from your guns rather than playing Medal of Honor, like British AND U.S. citizens will no matter what you think or say.
 
 
+3 #6 jonelsorel 2010-08-24 10:07
Talibans were OK when they fought the Russians, with weapons supplied by the US and UK among others, weren't they? Just like that fella Saddam was in the beginning too.
 
 
+4 #7 R35K0 2010-08-24 10:31
You F%$&N Stupid Idiotic Hypocrite.... So it is OK to go into another country and kill hundreds of thousands of inocent people including women and children for the sake of "Freeing" those PPL. Its not for the fact that they have some of the worlds biggest supply of oil... Also how long have games portraid american and british forces "HEROES" killing Iraqies, japanese, Chinese, Koreans, Russians, Iranies, Vietnamese, Germans, Turks Etc... That is OK yea because they are all bad Countries.
 
 
+4 #8 R35K0 2010-08-24 11:16
Also the only terrorists I see in the world are American Government... After all they are the only country to drop a nuke killing 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki.
 

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