American servicemen and -women stationed on U.S. Army and Air Force bases around the world won’t have the option of playing one video game in particular, Electronic Arts’ “Medal of Honor,” because it gives players the option of taking Taliban members as their avatars. But as the video posted below demonstrates, it’s not like video games themselves are a problem for the military, as they sure come in handy in the grooming process for would-be recruits. —KA
The Army and Air Force Exchange Services has confirmed to Kotaku that they requested the game pulled from the 49 GameStops located on bases in the continent[al] U.S. The ban, an AAFES representative told Kotaku, also extends to all military PXs worldwide.
In an e-mail to employees, GameStop says the decision was made “out of respect for our past and present men and women in uniform.”