EA: No, You Can't Be the Taliban

Changes to "Medal Of Honor" game

By Scott Budman
|  Friday, Oct 1, 2010  |  Updated 4:21 PM EDT
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EA: No, You Can't Be the Taliban

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A screenshot from the game. Photo by EA.

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Sometimes, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Even when it comes to video games.

Electronic Arts, less than two weeks away from what is expected to be a monster release of its latest "Medal of Honor" game, is bowing to pressure, and will not let you play the game as "The Taliban." 

Instead, if you choose to play against the Americans, you'll be playing for what's called the "Opposing Force."

When word got out earlier that, as part of the game, you could not only play as the American forces but instead as the opposing Taliban side, the protests were heard from parents to soldiers

Play as the Taliban? Shooting American soldiers?

EA, in a blog post, admits that "we received feedback from friends and families of fallen soldiers who have expressed concern."  They have now decided to change the labeling.

 The newest "Medal of Honor" game is due from EA on Oct. 15.

Scott can be found, playing for the good guys, on Twitter@scottbudman

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