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MOH banned from sale on base PXs  (Source: Kotaku)
Multiplayer Taliban characters are the cause of the ban

Video games are a huge business and one of the most popular genres in the market are first person shooters. These games generate billions of dollars each year for the video game industry and have sparked harsh criticism at times because of the violent content of the games.

The latest game to come under fire is the upcoming shooter from EA called
Medal of Honor. Surprisingly, the game hasn't come under fire from the typical groups that oppose violent video games, but the U.S. military. 

Kotaku reports that the Army and Air Force Exchange Services has confirmed to it that they have demanded that the upcoming Medal of Honor game to be pulled from the 49 different GameStop locations that are located on army bases within America. The ban also extends to all stores selling the game on military Post Exchanges [PXs] globally. The reason the game has been withdrawn from PX shelves is that the multiplayer aspect of the game allow players to play as Taliban fighters.

An email from GameStop
Kotaku received states:

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... 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.

Apparently, the game is not banned from play by military personnel and is not banned from the base altogether; the game simply isn’t allowed to be sold on base. Military personnel can buy it off base and play it at the base. There has been no official comment by EA on the issue so far.

Another first person shooter franchise set to get a new installment soon is Call of Duty with Activision putting the largest marketing campaign it has ever undertaken behind the new title in the franchise called Black Ops.



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Late again...
By roostitup on 9/3/2010 10:10:01 AM , Rating: -1
Yet again, another day late article. These are occuring more and more frequently. It's very annoying to get up and read the same news articles that you find on other sites the day before.

http://kotaku.com/5628741/gamestop-pulls-video-gam...




RE: Late again...
By Homerboy on 9/3/2010 10:22:25 AM , Rating: 3
DT never really claimed to be the "breaking news site", more of a Tech-News-Agrigator. That being said, I think they do a decent, if not good, job at that.


RE: Late again...
By roostitup on 9/3/2010 10:26:34 AM , Rating: 1
You do have a point. Thanks for the comment. I just get frusturated reading old things when I am expecting new.


RE: Late again...
By DominionSeraph on 9/3/2010 10:50:27 AM , Rating: 2
This is science and technology. You are already weeks or months behind those in the know by the time the news is released. Product cycles are much shorter than, say, that of major appliances; but they're still 6 months and greater.

Keep things in perspective.


RE: Late again...
By Homerboy on 9/3/10, Rating: 0
RE: Late again...
By Indianapolis on 9/3/2010 11:19:00 AM , Rating: 2
I don't get you people. Why do you even visit the site if you think there are other sites that do a better job?


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