The new video game, "Medal of Honor" comes out today, but it's already mired in controversy. Unlike most first-player shooter war games that take place in past or fictional wars, this game is set in present-day Afghanistan. American fighters face off against a Taliban-like faction, and players can choose to be the opposing side. That side was originally called the Taliban, but the game makers relented to calls from protestors and changed it to "Opposing Force." Is this war too raw to get video game treatment?
Ben Strauss, from the site, IndustryGamers.com, believes that those complaining about the game are not the ones who will buy or play it. "Gamers who are trying to respect reality through an intensely authentic portrayal of reality make up the hardcore audience."
John Parie, a former Air Force public relations specialist, and a writer for the gaming site, Sidequesting.com, believes this version of "Medal of Honor" is getting released too soon.
Below, the trailer for "Medal of Honor."