Tuesday, 24 August 2010

British Defence Secretary Wants Medal Of Honor Banned

Dr. Liam Fox, the British Defence Secretary, has called on UK retailers to not carry Electronics Arts' coming Medal of Honor, calling the game "tasteless".
"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. I would urge retailers to show their support for our armed forces and ban this tasteless product."
Electronic Arts has stood by their product, while pointing out that the game does not allow the player to kill British soldiers.

Today, a spokesperson for Dr. Fox told BBC News that the Secretary "stood by" his comments. At the same time, the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) called his comments a "personal view" and pointed out that there is a ratings system to categorize games of this nature.

I have a dim view of the UK and their stance on civil liberties, mainly due to the fact that you can't go anywhere without CCTV cameras recording your every move, and the comments by Dr. Fox don't help that. I would point out that it's "un-British" to call for a game to be censored because of something you disagree with.

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