GameStops located on American bases have agreed to pull EA's Medal of Honor from shelves due to the inclusion of playable Taliban skins in the multiplayer component of the first person shooter.
GameStop issued an email to all employees explaining that the decision was reached "out of respect for our past and present men and women in uniform."
According to Kotaku, "GameStop agreed to have all marketing material pulled by noon today and to stop taking reservations."
The game itself is not being banned from retail, only removed from outlets located on base, the email continued stating that "customers who enter our AAFES stores and wish to reserve Medal of Honor can and should be directed to the nearest GameStop location off base."
"GameStop fully supports AAFES in this endeavour and is sensitive to the fact that in multiplayer mode one side will assume the role of Taliban fighter."
This is obviously a very sensitive issue and has been received by mixed reactions among both civilians and enlisted personnel.