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Medal Of Honor Banned On US Military Bases

Medal of Honor has been banned from being sold at GameStop outlets and US military bases across the world.

The US Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along with the Coast Guard Community Services Command, has announced that the newest version of the game, developed by Electronic Arts (EA), will not be stocked at any of its 181 exchanges, news agency ABC News has reported.

The ban has been put in place as the game allows players to play as Taliban fighters, attacking the US military in Afghanistan.

"We regret any inconvenience this may cause authorised shoppers, but are optimistic that they will understand the sensitivity to the life and death scenarios this product presents as entertainment," said Maj. Gen. Bruce Casella, commander of Army & Air Force Exchange Service.

The game, which will be launched on 12 October for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, has also faced a ban from US-based video game retailer GameStop after the company entered a deal with US defence department.