American military refuses to stock Medal of Honor
Last week, Electronic Arts renamed the terrorists featured in the Medal of Honor's multiplayer mode from "Taliban" to "Opposing Force" in response to the controversy stemming from inclusion of the guerilla group.
It seems the last-minute change wasn't enough to appease the American military, though. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service issued a statement earlier today announcing that the group would not stock the game at any army stores.
"Out of respect to those touched by the ongoing, real-life events presented as a game, Exchanges will not be carrying this product," said Commander Maj. Gen. Bruce Casella. "I expect the military families who are authorized to shop the Exchange are aware, and understanding, of the decision not to carry this particular offering."
Despite the controversy caused by Medal of Honor, industry analysts still expect the title to be a big seller this holiday season. Wedbush Morgan Securities' Michal Pachter predicted last month the game would shift more than 3.5 million units.
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