Play as Taliban' angle controversial in 'Medal of Honor' Some say it's disrespectful to allow players to play as a real-life enemy

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Play as Taliban' angle controversial in 'Medal of Honor' Some say it's disrespectful to allow players to play as a real-life enemy

By Matt Peckham EA's upcoming "Medal of Honor" shooter series reboot lets gamers play as allied or oppositional forces in a contemporary war theater. The allies in this case are U.S. Army Rangers. The theater is Afghanistan. And so the opposition, not surprisingly, is the Taliban. That's not sitting well with some. The trouble stems not from the Taliban's inclusion in the game, but EA's decision to let you play as them in online multiplayer dustups. In essence, critics imply that it's okay for one side to shoot the other on ideological or moral grounds, but say that it's "disrespectful" to allow players to play as the enemy — in this case, the Taliban —and shoot back. The "controversy" probably would've ducked press coverage, but for Karen Meredith, the mother of a fallen soldier whose knowledge of EA's game extends to a Fox News headline ("Video Game Lets You Be the Taliban"). In a Fox News interview, Meredith decried EA's game, arguing that: "War is not a game, period, and the fact that they've already done games about World War II, that's far removed from our current history. And people aren't dying in World War II anymore, that's far removed. The families...it


Terrel Brown the largest football player you\'ve ever seen?

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Terrel Brown the largest football player you\'ve ever seen?

Terrell Brown a 6'11 420 pound man, people are saying that he is too big to play football. If I were the quarterback I personallly wouldn't mind having a 400 pound man protecting me. Even if he was really slow he would clog up a lot of those lanes and do well in tank formations. He currently plays for Ole Miss, hopefully he'll make it into the NFL!




Mark Wahlberg's Penis Dedication No Longer Funny

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Mark Wahlberg's Penis Dedication No Longer Funny

Mark Wahlberg regrets writing his 1992 memoir, "Marky Mark," and dedicating the book to his penis. "I thought it would be funny," he told Time's Belinda Luscombe during the magazine's Live 10 Questions panel on Monday. When Luscombe asked if his penis was grateful, the actor fired back, "That is the one question I won't answer." But asked if any musician could convince former rapper Wahlberg to "lay down a rap track with them," he responded, "If Justin Bieber asks me, I'll say yes. Only because my daughter loves him." -New York Post


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