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EA CEO Says He's Proud Of Medal of Honor

by Matt Helgeson on Sep 15, 2010 at 02:51 PM

At the Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Media, Communications, and Entertainment Conference, EA CEO John Riccitiello defended the company's controversial FPS Medal of Honor, stating that he was "incredibly proud" of the title. Following a question asked about the game, Riccitiello expresses surprise at the media furor over the game's inclusion of playable Taliban characters, commenting that playing as "bad guys" has always been prevalent in FPS multiplayer modes.

"We've had deep involvement with the military from the beginning, including active military from Afghanistan," he said. "They and we feel it's a game that any player would be proud to play," said Riccitiello, adding that the game "deeply honors the efforts of American troops and "stays well within the boundaries of what's good entertainment."

Source: Gamasutra