Video Game Scraps Option to Play as 'Taliban'

Electronic Arts removes choice from 'Medal of Honor' sequel
Taliban Will Not Be Playable in 'Medal of Honor'
In this computer-generated image released by Electronic Arts, animated solders attack a building in the "Medal of Honor" video game.   (AP)

Following protests and boycotts of its upcoming Medal of Honor video game sequel, Electronic Arts will remove the ability to play as a member of the Taliban. The rival team in the game's multiplayer mode will be renamed from "Taliban" to "Opposing Force" before the Oct. 12 release, reports CBC News.

"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—this franchise will never wilfully disrespect, intentionally or otherwise, your memory and service," said the game's executive producer. EA faced criticism from military officials and families of soldiers who died in Afghanistan when it was announced that gamers would be able to fight as the Taliban against US and allied troops.
(Read more Electronic Arts stories.)

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