Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 may have hit that nerve with a scene showing a train derailing and exploding in one of London's underground tunnels.
Cool headline, but nope.
If they did ban it that would be a blow to activision but more than anything they will just cut that mission out for that region like they did with the No Russian mission in Russia.
That's what I was thinking. If shove comes to push, they'll just make some adjustments.
i lol'd at this part in the Activision statement "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a fictional action game aimed at mature adults "
I really think whoever thought up this train scene should have some respect... They know full well about 7/7, yet they choose to use a derailing in London? Just to get a bit of extra press?
These guys should learn some damned tact... some things just shouldn't be made, and I think this sort of thing should be avoided.
EDIT: A game like CoD is huge (despite the fact that many dislike it, CoD is a HUGE franchise) and when it releases EVERYBODY will know it's on the shelves... They don't need to get cheap press like this. People ought to know better... I mean, where does it end? When do they decide that something is just a little too much?
LOL Wait... so then it should be banned in USA too? I mean what about New York going down?
I'm pretty sure about 90% of the British population plays call of duty, including 100% of its 12 year olds. http://www.youtube.com/watc... An army of this kid (and similar emotionally disturbed children) would destroy parliament and set up a Call of Duty revolved Monarchy. In all seriousness, Activision has learned that controversy helps sales. Shoot up an airport? News stations spending 10 minutes every other 10 discussing it. New York attacks? Train attack? British and US stations talking Call of Duty 24/7.
wordwide ban would be better
yes of course and you can ban batman while your at it like they tried to do all those years ago... lol Thats why I am glad to be an american. Freedom of speech. No game should be banned, I dont care how disturbing. They make it disturbing for a purpose... to get an emotional response. Thats like saying they cant release a movie about 9/11. Sorry Nickholas Cage has been there... done that.
they shouldnt cut anything out. why is it that they are not allowed to put a scene of the london trains but are allowed to show scenes when you kill Vietnamese or Iraqis or russians either you leave everything in(it just a game after all) or ban the whole of cod which will make life a more pleasant place.they should just leave it in or make a skip button like the no russian mission.
Train derails have been in movies forever. Do we have to stop doing them for all time? Sometimes people just like to blow things up for ratings like how gta had to remove a airplane mission after 9/11. And that was in the game before 9/11 happened game developers should really blast these damn media people that blow stuff up for ratings. I dont know why the game industry allows them to treat them this way.
Kotick is not stupid enough to let CoD be banned in any country, period!
The UK won't ban it... They'll be a few jobless mums upset by it and Loose Women will complain it's too violent, but that will be the extent of it.
jesus christ guys its a VIDEOGAME! If every movie that involved one of our beloved superpower countries being attacked got banned, people would be screaming of censorship. They have every right to tell any story they want!
Can't see that happening. If a movie showed a train blowing up in the underground, would they ban that? Of course not. What's the difference?
They'd be pretty hard pressed to find a method of terrorism that hasn't been tried yet and that nobody lost someone to! You'd pretty much have to avoid nuclear weapons all together to sell your game/movie in Japan
storm? meet teacup. V for Vendetta saw a train packed with explosives blow up parliament, what's the big deal? numerous other UK terrorist scenarios played out across other media without this ignorant blathering... how many people raging 7/7 had any qualms with either no russian or the castro assassination deal in black ops?
V for Vendetta - 2006 London terrorist bombings - 2007 I had qualms with the castro assassination in Black Ops, I have an intense dislike for CoD in general, since MW1, they just prey upon American paranoia.
@ Marquis_de_sade, really, cause i could of swore the terrorist attacks in London were in 2005.
Yes ban this game
Just stop production of the series....
Ah the devs do this for advertising its a shame they have to go to these lengths really for it. I hope it does get banned now. People need to stop buying this garbage and a ban will stop them buying it. Well at least on the 360 clever ps3 owners will just import it..
if that was aimed at the 7 7 bombings activision really has no heart. Are they gonna do the 911 too.? i hope this isnt true. cos its not gamers that get to see these games its mothers farthers, worse victims that have kids playing this game.
Activision Cant be that heartless, can they...?
yeah 911 is gonna be MW4 and then America will be pissed of at it and Activison was prolly best buds with bin laden till he got his ass handed to him
Just.. shut up.
You arse, shut up EDIT: Not you Klaykid, ha.
Whats the issue? They aren't actually recreating the 7th of July attack, it is just a similar event. Crysis 2 is set in New York and an alien vessel flies straight through an office block. By the way, gamers do get to see these games if they are playing it, just thought I'd point that out. Edit: If they did recreated 9/11, that would be an issue I agree. But I don't agree that this should mean that anything similar is off limits. Let me give you an example of something that emotionally impacts a lot of people but is still used a lot in many forms of media. Suicide! Hundreds of Movies contain scenes were someone commits suicide by jumping off a building or some other way. Where is the outcry against this by the many many people who have lost someone they know to suicide? Edit 2 @ RBlaze - I agree with you in some sense, that they do need to respect that it is a sensitive issue. If the scene is purely to cause outrage and get attention on the game then that would be appaling. If there is a good reason for it in context of the games story though I would not have a major issue with it.
Well it's as dangerously close as it can get. I'd like to think even Activision wouldn't cross this line and if it did I'd be boycotting MW3.
I see what you're saying.. But of all the places to choose that scene they pick London? Most other big cities (apart from Madrid) could have had a similar scene without causing nearly as much offence. As I said, I do completely get your point... But I think (as a sign of respect) they should atleast take some measures to avoid direct reference..
People always get offended for something! I say screw them all, I can say what I want and YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LISTEN TO IT!
lol yeah sure try using that mentality in the real world...
Activisions an American company so of course they aint gonna make money off US incidents just other countrys incidents they are heartless and only care about money why dont you people get that?
true dart they could cut the mission. but that goes to question if they cutting the mission then surely they know they done something they shouldnt have done. there just some lines you dont cross. even if it has nothing to do with that event its still made to resemble it in this case London, Tube, add it up if there is a bomb involveed not looking good. plenty more stuff that could be done using london.
"but that goes to question if they cutting the mission then surely they know they done something they shouldnt have done." More like they'd cut it to please the minority who make mountains out of molehills.
There is absolutely no chance of that happening. The UK isn't germany or australia, it takes a hell of a lot to get a game banned here
Unless the BBFC tries to make an example of it ALA Manhunt 2
its just a game
They will be doing this on purpose to gaine controversy. Games with controversy sell more.
As much as I agree with your point. COD really doesn't need it to sell gazillions of copies, it's most likely just to have one of those epic shocking scenes that players enjoy
No sh-t Sherlock! You're damn right and they do it all the time with the MW COD games. Remember all the No Russian BS with MW2? The FAGS video and so on? Any tasteless, lowest rung of the ladder publicity seems fine for MW games. Not clever and not in great taste-last time OR this time imho. i'm no prude and I'm not saying even this upsets me that much but I AM sick of them using cheap gimmicks like this to push a game that would sell anyway-they will upset some people too-do they really want to be shitbags about it? The damn sad thing is there's absolutely NO need for it at all so anyone they DO upset could and should have been easily avoided.
I Say not just UK, Ban this filth from the face of this earth.
in your dreams
They wont be missing much.
speak for yourself please
He's also speaking for myself
Hes speaking for me as well.
PLEASE BE YES....if so im moving to the uk
Or, you could stay wherever the heck it is that you're at and just not buy the game. While you're at it keep out of CoD articles too. Everybody is happy.
I'm trusting(as a UK resident and native moaning proponent)that either you don't know what it's like here OR you must live somewhere amazingly crappy for you to consider this sorry switch. Having fairly lenient sensors is no way to make up for the awfully crappy and dull,meaningless an empty lives we all have over here. Stay put-I guarantee the weather is better. The UK isn't hot or dry enough to say it has a summer and the winters are just as bad cos we don't even get enough snow to ski even if we had enough mountains!Which we also don't. he sea is also freezing and it's generally just a bit grey and damp whenever we Brit gamers brave the outside World. Seriously, don't joke about moving to rip off Britain. Everything is dearer and nobody's wages are higher-it's really crap,basically. AND we get our games later than the US even though the localisation must be the exact same! Bloody EU and it's countries with "other" languages ruining my life even more.Why should we have to wait just because Poland didn't have the decency to learn English even when we and the US saved them in WW2?!
I really hope you're joking. Seriously.. Wow.
No people like you are the biggest reason why UK is shit... How stupid must you be to complain that other countries speak their own freaking languages? Just because your life is meaningless and empty lie you said it doesn't mean everyone else's is around you... yesterday was a lovely sunny day and I had an awesome day! But as a gamer at list be grateful we are not like Australia who truly gets f****d when it comes to censorship game delays and videogame price!!!
"even if we had enough mountains!Which we also don't." Take it from that statement that you're not welsh or scottish. I advise you get some psychiatric help before that rage fit you're having leads to you picking off some European migrants in a killing spree
I wish they would ban in here in the US. That way I don't have to worry about my friends trying to shove it down my throat pestering me to buy it.
^This. Its so hard to convince my friends not to get MW3. They say its crap but when they saw the MW3 trailer, they jizzed their pants. All the trailers are just going to be flashy and then the final product will most likely turn shit.
It's only a game ffs.
They just need t make the Game Region Free, then They can Import it
PS3 FTW :D
Well, if it got banned in England because of the London Underground destruction then wouldn't that be the samething as saying it might be banned in America because of NYC.
Exactly! Planes flying towards towers and smoke and explosions in NYC probably strikes nerves with many who were traumatized by 9/11. But hey! We got Ol' Binny, so maybe it won't be that big of a problem. BTW... in war, nothing is tasteful... except the blood of your enemy.
We should also ban the Underground trains that pass through the station as they too are a reminder of the bombing :) As I see it this is the start of Activisions controversial marketing strategy that they perform prior to each release. It's much cheaper than paying for advertising and it keeps the title name in the headlines, online media and forums. This will follow with the Superstores having lots of stock at the initial release and it selling on consoles for £27.95 Every media on the planet will then go on to tell you just how fantastic sales figures are then go on about exclusive deals on over priced map packs..... Then it's onto MW4.....
It's very unlikely it will get banned. The media here in UK don't go as crazy over trivial crap as American media does.
Your Daily Mail is like our Fox News
It is read by mental housewives. According to the Mail eggs will give you cancer. On topic, I'm English, I lived in Colchester at the time of the bombings. I don't see how a truck with SAS forces on board firing at the tube filled with Russian soldiers bears any similarity. If you were playing a terrorist maybe. But no. You are not. The Daily Mail just likes to spread lies and cause panic over nothing.
Yes but Fox News is a TV channel while Daily Mail is a petty tabloid newspaper.
The Money hype has started, its just a another plan to get more controversy=£££
The Money hype has started, its just a another plan to get more controversy=$$$ still i dont see the problem with this sure its extreme but that was in the past its over and done life moved on