According to Kotaku, it seems Medal Of Honor will not be available on any Air Force and Army bases. The Army and Air Force Exchange Services has asked the game to be pulled from all bases in the U.S. as well as Worldwide. The sale of the game also pertains to reservations. If anyone wishes to purchase the game, they can…off base. The decision…based off of the inclusion of Taliban in the game…
A quote from the article:
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.”
Just as before, my best friend of 15 years will be coming home in two weeks. I know for certain, he would have either reserved this game, and/or will be buying it as soon as its out.
It is quite ironic that the people who fight for our freedoms, cannot even buy a game that is freely distributed at home. Why fight for freedoms you do not have when you are a part of the very military that will ban it from its sites. Quite funny… considering the fact that the game America’s Army is also brought to us by the military. How about all those games about World War II like Call of Duty and Medal of Honor (older versions)? These games showed us killing Nazis and taking on the roles of either a Nazi or an Allied Soldier in a TRUE WORLD WAR. The war where millions of people were persecuted and where millions of people died fighting.
If your with the ban or against it… comment below!