December 27th, 2012, 20:32 PM
EA removes gun shop links from Medal of Honor site
Links to browse and buy real weapons featured in popular war-based video game Medal of Honor have been removed from the title's website.
It followed pressure from groups suggesting that video games were responsible for inciting real-world violence.
A representative for publisher EA said: "We felt it was inappropriate and took the links down."
Company logos, and descriptions of the weapons, remain on the game's website.
In the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, video game makers were criticised by influential US lobby group the National Rifle Association.
"There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people," said NRA vice president Wayne LaPierre at a press conference last week.
A special panel led by US vice president Joe Biden is currently examining potential ways to curb gun violence in the country.
Among proposals under consideration is a study into any possible links between children's exposure to video games and violence.