Thursday, September 2, 2010

Medal of Honor Pulled From Store Shelves

 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


  1. are you serious? wow how retarded :/

  2. "USA vs. The World" type of games sometimes bring this kind of problems unfortunely.

  3. Nothing more than WOW, can be said about this.

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  6. Oh well, just go get it at a different store I guess.

  7. I guess I understand why they won't sell them on base. Can soldiers still buy them off base and bring their copies in with them? Also, CoD has playable towel heads, is it banned too?