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Submitted by Pozzle 1063d ago | news

Call of Duty’s Biggest Problem? Penis Swastikas.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II, like the last few Call of Duty games, allows players to create and personalize emblems—little icons that appear on their weapons and next to their names when they're online.

Naturally, being mature and respectable members of society, Call of Duty players are using these emblems to draw swastikas made out of penises. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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BadboyCivic  +   1063d ago
What else did u expect from them?
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   1063d ago
Actually I think the biggest problem with the game is the bullet lag and hit detection....not the emblems.
SuperbVillain  +   1062d ago
You must admit,the hit detection is the best it's been in the past couple COD games.Though it still fux with you at times.

I loved the first MW,then hated everything after it, basically.Then I stopped taking COD as a game to be highly competitive in and just started playing for's way better like this for me.I think I'm past my days of tournaments and wages.I'll save those for sports games with my buddies
guitarded77  +   1062d ago
I don't know about the emblems being "obscene", but the pic with that story title is epic.
dontbhatin  +   1062d ago
OH MAN not bullet lag! Thats not realistic or anything.......
Relientk77  +   1062d ago
I've played the online a lot and this is true, Black Ops 1 had way better hit detection
lex-1020  +   1062d ago
This is a Kotaku article. What did you expect something actually true and well written?
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MizTv  +   1062d ago
So true
The_KELRaTH  +   1062d ago
Bullet lag, hit detection and host lag compensation that seems to add on about 1/4 second to everyone else (PS3).
Of course taking the PS3 out of a DMZ reduces the chances of being picked as the host but now there's a shortage of hosts so the game is constantly shuffling, restarting trying to find one.
SAE  +   1062d ago
respawn too, the game is all about luck , one game you are the first the other game you are the last ..
HammadTheBeast  +   1063d ago
Are multiple penis, penii?

Cause I see tons of penii emblems.
iamgoatman  +   1062d ago
It's penises.
GraveLord  +   1062d ago
Are you doing your part by reporting them?
It's ridiculous that I can't scroll through peoples emblems without worrying about shit like that.
RXL  +   1062d ago
it's not "penii" it's "a good time"

Cablephish  +   1062d ago
Pretty sure that only applies to words that end in "us" not "is"
zerocrossing  +   1062d ago
Maybe they are compensating for something and I don't mean the Swastikas...
Reverent  +   1062d ago
Nah, CoD children are just Jew hating penis lovers.

As sarcastic as I may seem, I'm actually serious:/
Red_Orange_Juice  +   1062d ago
how is that article in ../channel/all/news ?
Blastoise  +   1063d ago
People are still whining about these custom emblems?

Get over it already.
SilentNegotiator  +   1062d ago
It's not a lot of people. It's just one article plus Kotaku piggy-backing it with "penis" in their title.
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Raccoon  +   1062d ago
but really though get over it!!! I think artistic folks and idiots should have the freedom to express their artistic creations.... the game is rated M for mature so act like it and understand these ignorant jokes...
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1063d ago
Umm its COD...
rezzah  +   1062d ago
Actually it's people.
Faelan  +   1063d ago
So, these... people... wanting to identify themselves with a penis swastika.... seriously... they get turned on by sucking a group of nazi d***s and they want to proclaim it to the rest of the world in a video game? Sounds pretty disgusting and pointless to me, but it's a free world. However, if that's what they really want, then maybe they should put down the contoller and find some nazis dudes. That is, once they're old enough to engage in sexual activities.
alegolo  +   1063d ago
I don't get this. Treyarch said that they'll ban everyone with ''offensive'' emblems but....come on! its suppose to be an 18+ game, it says so in the box.
There's something called freedom of speech, you can put whatever you want. YES, children are the ones with penises in the emblens and the only harm they make is the shame if you die by their hands.
But again, Activision is being hypocrite selling an 18+ game and then banning you for putting such things, because they know their main target are immature kids.
zerocrossing  +   1062d ago
Actually freedom of speech does not extend to the Internet, that is to say many websites, game servers and such are regulated, so you play by the rules or you don't play at all.

Also it's probably because Treyarch know impressionable kids play these games that they feel they need to put a stop to it.
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gazgriff2k12  +   1062d ago
yep sad fact over 50% of gamers are immature di*ks most of them own xbox 360's lol. my advise don't look at offensive emblems (and dont be so sensitive and serious} also mute racist 10 yaer old Americans you dont need to hear what they have to say. the gaming world much like the real world has its fair share of di*ks just ignor them and pray they mature one day
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lilbrat23  +   1062d ago
Apparently you are one of those people who DO NOT READ the TOS there is NO such thing as Freedom of Speech when you accept the TOS. *sigh* But I also think the report player is a joke since even cheaters get away with cheating.
Griffin4871  +   1062d ago
Typical Call of Duty fanboys...always blaming the children for immaturity. Penis swastikas are too damn sophisticated for a kid. It's a fking adult.
MysticStrummer  +   1062d ago
"There's something called freedom of speech"

Yes, but it has nothing to do with the internet.


At all.
danieldeath  +   1063d ago
Damet !! i thought there was the image in the article.
TooTall19  +   1062d ago
Yeah me too, and there is no way I'm going to google "penis swastikas". Without the image the article is pretty much worthless.
Reverent  +   1062d ago
Okay, that about killed me. Literally, I was drinking rootbeer as I read your comment and when I got to "no way I'm going to google ''penis swastikas"." I actually Lol'd.. and choked.
gamernova  +   1063d ago
Freedom of expression. Don't take my rights away.
MysticStrummer  +   1062d ago
What is it with people who think the internet has something to do with american laws and rights? The internet is not american territory. Freedom of speech/expression is not applicable.
gamernova  +   1062d ago
If the internet is free from the rules of the government, then why is Iran blocking out a lot of Google's stuff? The country has say in what happens in the internet relative to its country. Why do you think that PIPA and SOPA were such huge deals? That is the government trying to gain more control. Saying the government of any country and the rules established by that government have no say in what happens in the internet is an incredibly stupid thing to say. The rules of one country may not affect the others but it does affect the people in that country.
Mutant-Spud  +   1062d ago
True, there's no such thing as "freedom of expression" outside the U.S.A.
I'm from Australia, if you do something on the internet that the government doesn't like they have the power to prosecute you, doesn't matter where the site is hosted or from where the post was made. It's the same with physical crimes, if an Australian commits a crime overseas and that activity is against Australian law, abusing children for example then they'll try to extradite and prosecute you even if the authorities in the second country haven't charged you.
vallencer  +   1062d ago
Yes you have the freedom to express what you want how you want but there are rules. Freedom of speech doesn't override the consequences of the rules in place. You can still say what you want or draw what you want but if the service you're doin it on or the building you're in have a rule against that the. You are NOT allowed to so that. That's how it works.
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chukamachine  +   1063d ago
swastika has been used through the ages, not just Germany. It's actually a religious symbol.

I mean hitler was a tard, couldn't even win a war where he had massive advantage and he wasn't even german,lol
Klonopin  +   1062d ago
The problem is that todays youth are a bunch of confused german wannabe's who have no understanding of German expressionism. They see a swastika and they think German; next thing you know they turn it into a fad. I guess Hitler was right when he said: The people are so stupid, you just feed them the same slogans every day and they'll obey. BTW, Austrians are practically German.
Mutant-Spud  +   1062d ago
The Germans never had a "massive advantage", the British forces were the best and most technologically advanced in Europe at the time, they had better planes, more bombers, better tanks, better ships and most importantly better intelligence.
The Soviets were also a far superior force and when the Americans joined in the result of the war was a foregone conclusion, if it wasn't from the start.
Do some research in 1939 at the final meetings in London the French diplomats were calling for Germans to be exterminated from the continent, Hitler and Goebbels always portrayed the war as a fight for German survival against massive odds. The Nazis never saw themselves as superior to Britain and France, the war started because of the treaty of Versailles, the persecution of Germans living outside Germany and the humiliation of Germany by her occupiers after WWI.
6yo  +   1062d ago
-=0-British forces were the best and most technologically advanced in Europe at the time,-=-
you killed me with that bullcrap
British = Betrayals
FuzzyPooka  +   1063d ago
I'm here to shoot people, not watch a porno. The label said the game was related Mature for violence, not nudity.
STK026  +   1062d ago
Why is there so many articles about emblems being offensive in Call of Duty? Did the media already forget about the tagging of jpegs and gifs in Counter-strike? How is a badly drawn penis swastika more offending than real porn?

I swear, nowadays, people will complain about everything.
justncase  +   1062d ago
just dont buy there game
They should have a button to shut the cussing and all the rest of the nasty crap off. I buy games to have fun not to here cussing and foul crap..
EPIKgamer  +   1062d ago
People should play Blops2 on WiiU, they have people with skill and actually artistic emblems. of course you are playing with the same 3000 people but if you ask me a long as I get a match I dont care.
MysticStrummer  +   1062d ago
Give it time. If enough people buy a WiiU and BO2, you will see penis emblems. Humans are ridiculous.
corrus  +   1062d ago
Penis ?????????????????????????????? ?????
taijutsu363  +   1062d ago
I seriously do wonder whats in the mind off those that do stuff like that?

Oh wait! I know the answer....... Penises. >_>
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zerocrossing  +   1062d ago
And Swastikas... :/
Hicken  +   1062d ago
But mostly penii.
legendof117  +   1062d ago
I hate Kotaku.
Y_5150  +   1062d ago
Me too, all the articles I see from them is weird stuff that hardly even is relevant to gaming like putting up twitter post and reflecting on those.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1062d ago
The game is rated M, who cares if people have immature emblems. CoD biggest problem is it's hit detection mentioned above and the fact it's running on a very old engine.
ForgottenProphecy  +   1062d ago
A game with that type of fanbase? What do you expect?
InTheZoneAC  +   1062d ago
just report the little adhd trolls with stupid tags/logos

they'll get removed, then banned, win/win in the end :)
Orionsangel  +   1062d ago
Calla Dooty
JasonXS12  +   1062d ago
I find emblems hilarious. Some serious work and imagination goes into funny ones.
ZombieStalker  +   1062d ago
It's an M rated game, get over it. Another worthless article!

People do a lot of things they wouldn't normally do when they are behind a computer or console.
aim4dabushiz  +   1062d ago
u think thats bad...
Yodagamer  +   1062d ago
Maybe they're just wishing people good luck XD
tommygunzII  +   1062d ago
Being a child is the only legitimate excuse one could have.
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Treian  +   1062d ago
it fits with the losers that play this series anyways.
Fatty  +   1062d ago
Didn't we see an article with a very similar premise from a better site than Kotaku the other day?
Indo  +   1062d ago
Pointless article with a pointless topic.
PurpHerbison  +   1062d ago
Long live the penis emblems.
user947031  +   1062d ago
She is looking at my penis :D
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kupomogli  +   1062d ago
Penis Swastikas? GAME OF THE YEAR!! We can be indecent and hail the fatherland at the same time.
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