UK Official Decries Video Game With Taliban Role

LONDON (AP) - Britain's defense secretary says a video game that
allows players to adopt the role of the Taliban is a "tasteless product" and is calling on retailers to show their support for troops by not selling it.

Liam Fox said Sunday it's "shocking that someone would think it
acceptable to recreate the acts of the Taliban."

The game, called "Medal of Honor," is produced by California-based Electronic Arts Inc.

The company did not immediately respond to e-mails from the Associated Press, but spokeswoman Amanda Taggart told the Sunday
Times the format of the game "merely reflects the fact that every conflict has two sides."

Other versions of "Medal of Honor" have been set in the World War II era. The new version is to be released in October.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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