"disgusted and angry" at EA's Medal of Honor reboot, and it's all because of the Taliban.
It's "hard to believe" any UK citizen would go buy it he said, as it's "thoroughly un-British". Fox urges retailers to "ban this tasteless product".
"It's shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the acts of the Taliban. At the hands of the Taliban, children have lost fathers and wives have lost husbands," said UK government man, Liam Fox.
"I am disgusted and angry," he said. "It's hard to believe any citizen of our country would wish to buy such a thoroughly un-British game. I would urge retailers to show their support for our armed forces and ban this tasteless product."
The Taliban are only playable in Medal of Honor during the game's multiplayer matches, meaning they are provided no narrative or singleplayer spotlight besides being blown to bits by 'Tier One' operators. EA has commented on the 'controversy'.
"The format of the new Medal of Honor game merely reflects the fact that every conflict has two sides," said an EA spokesperson. "We give gamers the opportunity to play both sides. Most of us have been doing this since we were seven: someone plays the cop, someone must be robber." War - the whole thing's a bloody mess no matter the side.
Medal of Honor releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC October 15th in Europe.
UK Defence Secretary wants "tasteless" Medal of Honor banned
23 August 2010 | By Simon Priest