British Defense Boss Wants Medal Of Honor Banned

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How tempting it was to write "Fox wants Medal of Honor banned." For while the U.K.'s defense (sigh, defence) secretary is named Liam Fox, he's not the fearmongering U.S. network.


Fox (again, man, not network) is of course pissed that the game's multiplayer mode allows one side to fight as Taliban insurgents against 'Mericans - sorry, coalition forces. Many in this noncontroversy have gone out of their way to take offense (sigh, offence) but Fox (not the network) gets special commendation. He's assuming that because one of the multiplayer maps is set within Helmland province, where U.K. forces are based, this explicitly means the game's killing British troops.

"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," the man who is not the network said. "I would urge retailers to show their support for our armed forces and ban this tasteless product."


Really, y'all have jingo-spouting superpatriots over there, too? Damn.

I mean, why hasn't U.S. Defence (sorry, Defense) Secretary Robert Gates had anything to say about Medal of Honor? Possibly because he is a sensible man with bigger responsibilities to fulfill right now.

Speaking of shitbag misleading headlines, check out The Press Association's below.

Fox Urges Ban On Taliban Video Game [Yahoo News. Thanks Nick C. Image via.]

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I have a question.

Of all the bad press the game's been getting do any of you think it'll have a negative impact on sales? Or is it something akin to "Any press is good press"? Wherein the game gets a lot more leverage and publicity and will help in selling it.

Does EA do nothing, or do they do some damage control before the game hits?