Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling isn't concerned over how MW 3 will be perceived in the wider spectrum in light of the destruction of New York.
An appreciation of peoples feelings wouldn't have gone amiss, instead of what comes across as a complete disregard.
They should be more worried about BF3 taking a slice of money from them :P
id be more worried about mw3 bombing
I think they'll be okay. I remember people calling EA "weak" for caving in when they changed "Taliban" to "Opposing Force" in Medal of Honor last year.
9/11 happened 10 years ago and since then, anything about the destruction of New York has been Taboo. I can understand not showing the twin towers or ground zero but this really has nothing to do with 9/11 at all. Americans (im from america) act like they were right there watching thier dad die on that day. The only people who should be offended at this sort of thing are the actual victims of it.
By your logic a game where you're the guard in a holocaust camp is ok.. I wasn't a victim of it. A game where I fly the bomber to nuke Japan is ok.. I wasn't a victim of it. I'm all for free speech but if you want to mass market a product some things are just off limits. By all means you have the right to make such things but don't act all surprised when a public backlash ensues.
@Tru_Blu Except, in MW3 you likely won't be bombing NYC, this probably won't be a "no russian" mission, you'll likely be an American on american soil while the Russians or whoever you are fighting are bombing the city. So, a game in which you attack an holocaust camp would likely be okay, depending on how you do it. There's a difference between fighting against someone doing something and going it yourself. And last time I check, there never was a backlash for video games showing the destruction of most european cities during WW2, nor did anyone ever blame Tom Clancy for his books which more often than not feature one or more terrorist attacks or a full scale war leading to massive damage to american cities. It should also be noted that MW3 is about a fictional WW3 scenario, this is not about terrorism, it's a full scale war, so obviously NYC would be a prime target in such a scenario.
<----------- Victim I don't take offense to this. It's a game and I'm very aware of that. Besides plenty of games have events which recreate what has happened in the past. So I mean it's whatever to me... Not that big of a deal but people deal with things differently, SO I can't speak for the rest of the victims.
Your point is kind of confusing Blu because there have been movies made about the holocaust and WWII. I just want to know what is so Taboo about even the slightest suggestion of 9/11 in a movie? If there is any movie about something bad happening to America (mind you, im from america) it is not airable. Thats why we dont see many movies about the Vietnam War or Bay of Pigs or even the War on Terror. They were failed wars by America.
is apart of all our lifes wether we like it or not, so why is it when a game dramatizes it theres uproar but if a film does it its given awards its BULLSHIT
For the FIRST time EVER! Release the KRAKEN! (Angry complaining parents, random people, and JACK THOMPSON, to complain about the game to get it banned) Nah, I wouldnt go that far...the devs made all that hard work, but they should still complain :) Would be effin hilarious for once. Agree of Disagree if you Agree
Maybe Activision will be worried in light of the massacre on Friday?
The only thing Activision are "worried" or concerned about is how many sales they'll get. They seem to not care how they get those sales.
@Septic - They Obviously hav'nt got a heart, saying things like thay have. Greed rules them, they more bothered about sales, than events that have recently happened. Very sad.
that was one nutter with issues
Totally agree, no Terror, just a crazy sad guy. This won't have effect on single games. If it has an effect then on all Shooter Games.
Isnt it the case for all terrorists ? They re all nutters with issues. Its no different here
Maybe they'll get their own back and bomb EA's building this time.
its really sickening that they don't care, im sure dlc or next years call of duty will have the norway bombings this is why i hate call of duty, it supports terroism and they don't care one bit
How does it "support terrorism"? America will save the day and everything will be rosy, and isnt that what matters, that America kills everything else? Because no one really seems to have an issue with that.
what? what america dose is no different from what terrorists do but on the other hand any country that goes into a war typically has a reason behind it besides there "god" telling them too go in and kill everyone, any other country would do and has done the same thing at some point or another so it's hypocritical to say that only America dose that, when in truth history just repeats its self and so the actions anyone dose today has been done in the past
Ofc they aren't worried. Theyre just waiting on that free publicity fox news report: "videogame allows children to be terrorist and destroy NYC similar to 9/11"
where were you when they built the ladder to heaven...
Why would they? I'm English, and frankly I couldn't care less about any "similarities" someone might find, its a computer game. Move on people.
Activision's rich, what the hell do they care about?...they could make a COD where the last boss is God and you have to shoot your way into heaven and you people would still buy it.
Why should they be worried anyway it's a GAME ffs besides all their worry should be focused on b3. @ TheHardware: That would be awesome I would def buy it, organised religion is hilarious.
If its wrong to use this kind of stuff as part of the story in a fiction video game, I guess we would just have to ban numerous tv shows, movies, and books that have similar themes.
With BF3 coming out a month earlier then MW3. I see no reason to even look at MW3.a
any publicity is good publicity, huh Activision ?
Hmmmm... In one of the BF3 videos there's a snippet of the player and two other guys wearing casual cloths and a backpack and holding Russian weapons running around on the streets of what looks to me like London with a dozen police cars everywhere and bombs setting off. What could that mean? hmmm...
I would think they would be more worried about the Norway shooter saying he was using MW2 as training for a war against Islam.
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