Computer games firm scraps plan to allow players to take role of Taliban fighters killing U.S. troops

The makers of a popular video game have scrapped plans to allow players to take on the role of a Taliban fighter and kill U.S. troops. HP pavillion battery.

Electronic Arts said it had dropped the Taliban option from its forthcoming ‘Medal of Honor’ video game following protests from politicians and families of troops in Afghanistan.

British Defence Secretary Liam Fox condemned the game as ‘insensitive’ last month and called for it to be banned.

He said: ‘At the hands of the Taliban, children have lost fathers and wives have lost husbands. I am disgusted and angry. apple laptop battery.

‘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.’

Following pressure from politicians the Californian based game maker dropped the Taliban label.

U.S. military chiefs also said they would ban it from being sold at their 300 bases worldwide.

We are making this change for the men and women serving in the military and for the families of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice,’ said Greg Goodrich, the game’s executive producer.

‘This franchise will never wilfully disrespect, intentionally or otherwise, your memory and service.’

The latest version of Medal of Honor is to be released on October 12 and is set in modern day Afghanistan.

Previous versions have been set in World War Two and have sold tens of millions of copies.

The latest game’s story line is told through a small group of characters known as ‘Tier 1’ operators, elite fighters who take their orders directly from the president and US defence secretary.

As is common in many video games, players can switch sides to play the enemy.

When opting to play as part of the anti-U.S. force, the player will select ‘OPFOR’ – a military term for opposing force – instead of ‘Taliban’. ibm laptop battery.

Electronic Arts said more people had reserved copies of the new game than any previous version of the hugely popular ‘Medal of Honor’ franchise.

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