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After weeks of arguing, and defending artistic integrity, the Medal of Honor developers finally decided to take the word “Taliban” out of the multi-player portion of the game, replacing it with “opposing force”.
The controversy surrounding the inclusion of a certain seven-letter-word in Medal of Honor’s multiplayer has been a major sticking point for the Armed Service Exchanges, and certain families of fallen service members. Having actually lost sleep over this issue, the developers decided to remove the offending subject. “Not good enough,” says the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES).
“Out of respect to those touched by the ongoing, real-life events presented as a game, Exchanges will not be carrying this product. While we regret any inconvenience this may cause, our position is consistent with the direction stated a month ago. I expect the military families who are authorized to shop the Exchange are aware, and understanding, of the decision not to carry this particular offering,” said AAFES commanding officer Major General Bruce Casella in a prepared statement.
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