Military bans video game that `kills` US troops

The game lets a player pretend to be a Taliban fighter and shoot US troops.

Updated: Sep 09, 2010, 11:19 AM IST

Washington: Military bases across the US have banned the sale of a new video game that lets a player pretend to be a Taliban fighter and "shoot" US troops.

"Medal of Honour" by Electronic Arts, a major game developer based in California, hits stores on October 12.

But after public protests, including one by British Defence Secretary Liam Fox, US military officials decided not to stock the game in any of the nearly 300 service exchange shops on bases across the US.
Gamers are scoffing at the decision, saying that advanced technology has made it commonplace in the gaming world to let a player switch sides and play the bad guy.

PTI