Culture Dept distances itself from MOH uproar

Culture Dept distances itself from MOH uproar

By Rob Crossley

August 23rd 2010 at 11:29AM

Government arm says a game that includes the Taliban is for consumers to judge, not retailers

The Department for Culture Media and Sport has declined to endorse fresh calls to ban Medal Of Honor at retail.

On Sunday, Defence Secretary Liam Fox urged retailers to ban the selling of EA’s upcoming game, having expressed “anger and disgust” by its content.

Electronic Arts is under fire from both MPs and the wider media for allowing players to assume the role of the Islamist political group the Taliban in the Medal Of Honor title, set for UK release October 15.

Yet a spokesperson for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport refused to endorse the comments made by its cabinet associate.

“Dr Fox was expressing a personal view and we understand why some people might find the subject matter of the game offensive,” the spokesperson said.

The full story can be found over at MCV