Activision has just confirmed to VG247 that a leaked Modern Warfare 2 video of civilians being gunned down in an airport is real and skippable.
I'm very pleased with this, at any rate.
No one says anything about these kind of scenes until they are in a video game. I mean, come on, 24 had terrorists kidnapping the president.
Good. I hope some news site picks up on it and throws a fit. Still not buying the game though
That's cutting off your nose to spite your face. If those bastards manage to get the ball rolling with this game more will follow.
IW is smart for knowing some people wouldn't want to play this. If anyone else still complains about it, it's just apparent that they like to complain. Which the majority of this site likes to do. I'm working on an analysis of positive comments vs negative comments on this site. It's quite the hilarity.
Cant wait to play this on XBL with mics:)
You play a single player game with a mic? Ok...
Yeah, you should try it. Speaking with friends while you play a singleplayer game. Oh wait..
Yeah, no better way to come out of the experience. I should talk to them when watching movies or reading books as well.
I'm not really sure what the big deal is, it's just a computer game, one aimed at mature audiences, which should there for understand that this is a game and not to be taken seriously. I wont be skipping.
Thats why every game must have a rating on it. CoD is not meant for little kids and if people dont like what is shown they can skip it like IW said.
I dont think Teens can be qualified as Mature. This game audience is mostly teens and pre teens, ie kids.
Its the context of it all. Theres a difference between willfully running around Liberty City, having the choice of killing whomever, wherever. Against having a whole scene in your game focused on a terrorist attack in an airport with the player "playing" the lead role.
A very good and appropriate response.
Realistic gameplay though... are you sure? It's even less realistic than COD 4 because I don't recall many people living in third person.
"realistic" can be used in a multitude of different contexts. Say your abilities within the game resemble real-life, running speed/fatigue, jumping ability, how much your able to care etc All these things can lend towards "realistic gameplay". At least compared to say, the abilities of the Master Chief. Let's be honest "realistic" aint all its cracked up to be, it's meant to be fun, I dont want to load the game, get shoot in the leg in the first 10 seconds to receive a "gameover" message. It's a balancing act, realistic ideologies in an unrealistic environment/setting.
I take it you haven't worn full conbat armour and holding a M60? It complete removes any idea you might have of jumping to any height above a step. And forget running. Ok I have worn it either but it looks pretty heavy.
My points do not directly relate to MW2, but gaming in general. Compared to the majority of FPS/shooter games out there, MW2 would fall within the "realistic gameplay" range. Oh and funnily enough, I have worn combat gear, but no M60, it was an SA-80 (British Army) and your right it's damn heavy.
I don't want to seem wierd, but I have a lot of respect for any one in the army, regardless of who. I just don't think it's right to label games like COD realistic, sure compared to resistance or Halo they are, but compared to real life. I just don't think games should try to be realistic, war is hell, video games ar emeant to be fun, coming both would be diffucult and stupid. I don't mind educating on war, and I wholy disagree with these whole peace on earth thing but making war fun seems wrong.
No, I understand your point and I agree. But I think its all got to be taken in context, COD, Flash Point, Battlefield, all these games would probably label themselves "realistic", but that's only when put along side sci-fi or fantasy shooters. Seems in this day and age everything must be categorised and placed within a box. I don't think the developers would ever claim their games simulate War or the drama of war in a realistic way. It would be foolish at best.
Disagree. Realism can be fun sometimes. Why do you think so many people take up the sports of paintballing, and of airsoft? It's because it gives a sense of realism of being in a "realistic" battle. True things like dying within a second would not be fun, but realism can add fun to certain things.
I am saying about video games, in most cases realism is worse than usual gaming Paintballing is fun because you get all these extra senses, the danger, the rush, the speed... imagine a paintballing game. One weapons, stupid A.I and all the other bugs.
This is true, but you gotta remember, this is why games like ARMA, and Operation Flashpoint are popular, because they give a good military simulation sense. Then again, they aren't as popular with the casuals as games like Call of duty though..
I own operation flashpoint 2 and it's one of the worst games I've played this year. The pretences of being realistic just make you look for cases when it isn't realistic. For example enemies taking 4 shots to the head to die.
You are correct. I have worn full body armor with a M-60 and combat load (which is about 800-1000 rounds) plus a ruck. That sh1t isn't exactly light. Your mobility is severely limited, but videogames are never realistic anyway. There is a difference between sims and games. Also, paintball and airsoft are not good aproximations because people do stupid crap that anyone with military training would never do in a real world situation. I do wonder what the other segment is though.
There is a guy at my work that refers to himself in third person....
Getting stuck in a corner, behind a box, seeing inside your empty skull, then the world starts spinning uncontrollably and then you start falling through the Earth, would not be fun in real life! Bright side is you might land safely in the street a few meters away, but in real life, the post traumatic stress of such a situation would destroy your life. @Campy: LOL!!!
i may get this game for campaign and Spec Ops, i dont care about its run n gun/no team play multiplater
yh but whos gonna skip it right
Glad to hear, the cowards will disagree and tell you something hypocritical. Like this doesn't belong in a game but yet Genocide of a race(Re5) is justified.
...in RE5 there where white zombies but it had mostly black zombies do to it taking place in Africa where you know the majority of people is...well black. Also they where zombies not real life civilians like in this game. Though I don't see a difference in this and killing pedestrians in GTA...it's the same crap.
See my above comment
GTA gives you a choice; Mowing down civilians with your car(or AK47) is optional!
qualify as mature then why is it ok for the government to send 18 year olds to go to war and kill for real, answer me that
"teens" Refers to 13-19 year olds. 18/19 while technically teens, are generally seen as adults.
I will love this part too much to even think about skipping it :)
Skippable or not, its going to upset people, they know this. Their game is going to fly off the shelves, and their pulling **** like this anyway. Why? Are they trying to prove a point against the War on Terror? Are they trying to forcefully express their view on terrorist existence and execution? For ****s sake, their pushing buttons for a reason, and whatever reason it may be, they better have one hell of an excuse. PS. My guess is their looking for more hits. (Follow this user on TWITTER!) *sarcasm*
Hardly looking for hits, the footage was leaked. If it hadn't we wouldnt even knows thing like this until after the game had launched. Reading the article tells you exactly why the put it into the game.
"Yes it is. The scene establishes the depth of evil and the cold bloodedness of a rogue Russian villain and his unit. By establishing that evil, it adds to the urgency of the player’s mission to stop them." Right I read it, and I copied the lines to prove a point. Why play as the terrorist? Is it urging enough just seeing the events unfold? Having the player engage in both roles will just make Average Joe confused.
You are not really playing a terrorist. You are playing an undercover operative who has infiltrated the terrorist organization. Shooting civilians seems to be a stepping stone to getting closer to your mark. It is a morally gray scenario that is probably not uncommon in the real world.
jeje killing the civilians seems pretty sweet makes me want the game more
My respect for Infinity Ward increased a little bit because they added in this scene. However..Only a little bit :)
Hmm i think im gona save this for when Xgamechat comes out for the trey.
Its called Modern Warfare for a reason and civilians do get caught in it on occasion
I don't know what to think. I mean I probably will play the part to see where it fits into the story. I'm glad that they decided to show both sides, and I don't think I'll kill anyone. I just hope parents are aware of this part before deciding to go out, and buy the game, because it's not meant for people under 17. I hope that people do their research about the game, and next time they decide to buy a rated m game.
Well there you go, the game is an 18 anyway and its skippable.
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