'Medal Of Honor' Beta Now Open, But Military Stores Still Closing Their Doors To It

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That "Medal of Honor" beta for PC opened up to everyone just as it EA said it would, so you're welcome to give it a try before it shuts down at 11:59 pm (PDT) on Thursday. The public test was intended to counteract some bad publicity the game has received recently, as was the the decision to ax the title "Taliban" from multiplayer in favor of the faction name "Opposing Force." Unfortunately for EA, neither of these moves appear to have been enough to get U.S. Army and Air Force base stores to stock the game internationally.

"Out of respect to those touched by the ongoing, real-life events presented as a game, Exchanges will not be carrying this product," Commander Maj. Gen. Bruce Casella of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service told Kotaku. "While we regret any inconvenience this may cause, our position is consistent with the direction stated a month ago. I expect the military families who are authorized to shop the Exchange are aware, and understanding, of the decision not to carry this particular offering."

You have to give Casella credit. He was certainly polite enough with his response. At this point, the game's reputation is probably already established among most of the military families who are going to find out about it before it ships, but you have to wonder if EA will try any other last-minute efforts to assuage their concerns.

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