EA Drops Medal Of Honor-Branded Weapons
Games company was selling weapons to raise money for charity...
Games publisher Electronic Arts has found itself in the middle of a controversy after giving the go-ahead for the sale of Medal Of Honor-branded weapons for charity.
The Project Honor charity was set up to "benefit the families of fallen Special Operations Warriors" - with funds being raised by the sale of actual weapons based on the Medal Of Honor: Warfighter game.
And products on sale are reported to have included assault rifles, knives and axes with the game's branding, which were offered for sale via EA's own site.
But following cries of outrage from the public EA has stopped promoting the products and appears to have pulled the plug on the whole plan.
EA executive producer Greg Goodrich confirmed to Eurogamer that a "Voodoo Tomahawk" advert had been removed from the company's website.
He said: "That was an effort to raise a lot of money for charity, and we were well on our way to raising a lot of money with that tomahawk, but I don't know what will happen with that now.
"That whole effort, we've been working with those partners because we wanted to be authentic, and we wanted to give back to the communities. Every one of those partners, none of them paid a dime for product placement - all the money generated went to Project Honor."