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Does the Taliban video game trivialize war?

Defence Minister Peter MacKay says Canadians are uncomfortable and angry that an upcoming video, seen here, allows players to choose to be Taliban fighters.

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Canadian Defence Minister Peter MacKay has joined the chorus of people, including The British Secretary of Defense, Liam Fox; and the mother of a dead U.S. soldier, upset with the latest version of the popular multiplayer series Medal of Honor - complete with "maps set in Kabul City and Helmand Valley" - due out in October.

Gamers think it's a tempest in a teapot, but some soldiers are outraged by the video game, rated 18 and above. Does it make light of the conflict in Afghanistan or is it simply a game?

Join Globe writers Amber MacArthur and Ivor Tossell as they chat with parenting writer Nora Underwood about the game's political and parental implications.

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