Activision denies Modern Warfare 2 Russian ban
Controversial airport level ditched
The publisher behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has dismissed claims that the videogame has been banned in Russia because of a violent level set within a Russian airport.
“Reports that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been banned in Russia are erroneous,” Activision said.
The source of Russian contention is MW2’s “No Russian” level in which gamers must decide whether to shoot unarmed civilians at a Russian airport in order to infiltrate a terrorist group.
Activision said it chose to remove the contentious level from copies of the game on sale in Russia, where only a PC-based edition of the game is available.
MW2’s “No Russian” level has also sparked outrage in Australia, where local lobbyists have called for the game – rated MA 15+ - to be reclassified.
In the UK, MW2 is available on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game carries an 18 certificate. ®
Its a game
No one died. Further proof can be had by restarting the level and presto! everyones alive again.
(until you kill them)
So no-one noticed
That Dead4Ever and DEAD4EVER are two different people? Come on guys I expect more from my fellow pedants!
What is disturbing is that someone actually signed up with a similar name just to make those posts! Get a frakkin' life!
But it is fairly realistic
I can see their point, it is one of the most real looking games ever, I mean the only thing that let's you know it's not actually real is the fact that YOU ARE HOLDING A GAME CONTROLLER AND IT'S PLAYING ON YOUR TV SCREEN FFS!!!!
I Want More!
I want to first light up Parliament with a couple of SSU-23 belts - just to get everyones attention - then move in close with hand grenades and flamethrower before fighting my way back out through scored of armed poo-lice. Wee.
Then on to The City - Ohhh.
more important problems
Hahaha, Russians don't give a s**t, they have bigger and more important problems to deal with than some computer game. UK on the other hand is busy criticising social networking sites for CYBER(!!!) bullying, yes, it is of national importance.