Submitted by skyward 1369d ago | news

Is This Spoiler Modern Warfare 3’s "No Russian" Moment?

THIS POST HAS A SPOILER IN IT. If you want a tiny part of Modern Warfare 3, which officially hits Nov. 8, spoiled, read on. If you don't, this is a post (and comments section) you should skip.

Okay? We all here? Let's dive in.

The above clip was sent to Kotaku, with the tipster writing, "New Modern Warfare 3 Controversy" in the subject line. (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Culture, Industry, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

Credit url: nowgamer.com
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fastrez  +   1369d ago
Love how the guy has a damage indicator.
Septic  +   1369d ago
What a cheap way to get attention
The Nuke scene in the first COD was brilliant (it was in-game at least!)

The No Russian level was controversial but still, marked a bold move.

This CGI, heartless piece with little imagination is just dire.

You're sucking the life out of the franchise Activision.
NuclearDuke  +   1369d ago
It seems that children can die in movies without being controversial. It's part of the story. When a video game does the same, I do not like when children die, then it is controversial and sucking life out of a franchise?

Give me a break. You have been mad on every single Modern Warfare 3 article so far Septic, you might want to start getting a life and avoiding the game if you so dearly hate it.

The damage indicator is a major fuck up, whomever released this and approved this, gets himself fired today it seems.
bumnut  +   1369d ago
The first COD was set in WW2 and did not have a nuke scene.
Septic  +   1369d ago
Sorry I meant first Modern Warfare game.


I've been hating on every COD article? Stop chatting nonsense- if you look at my comment history I have said time and time again that I loved COD Modern Warfare 1 and 2 and I spent countless hours on them. Learn to read before opening your trap.


"It seems that children can die in movies without being controversial. It's part of the story. When a video game does the same, I do not like when children die, then it is controversial and sucking life out of a franchise?"

I'm sorry can you not read? Let me spoon feed the point to you seeing as you're clearly struggling:

"The No Russian level was controversial but still, marked a bold move."

"This CGI, heartless piece with little imagination is just dire. " So where did I say it CANNOT be controversial? Clearly I credited the No Russian level for being controversial yet bold and I'm critiquing this for being completely un-inspired.

Reading comprehension- invest some time in learning it. That way you won't look like an idiot when you make knee-jerk reactions to posts you haven't bothered to understand.
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Firewound  +   1369d ago
In No Russian you actually shot innocent people fair enough there's a bit of controversy about it, but it was a good story point. This is just portraying how innocent people are caught up in terror attacks can't see how this is more controversial, not when you consider movies have showed worse things.

Knee-jerk reactions are the reason most games don't even bother with these kind of scenes. An heartless for F's sake there virtual people, I kill hundreds of em' online I don't sit there thinking about there virtual families and how there virtual lives will be affected.

If you don't like it don't but it. Activision didn't create this scene IW and Sledgehammer did so any criticism's should be directed at them. Heads are gonna roll after seeing that stupid damage indicator.
JaredH  +   1369d ago
I'm not watching the video since I don't like things being spoiled but I don't understand why every COD game after MW2 has to have a controversial level. It's just like after COD4 where every new COD has to have a sniping level now.

It's just making each game more of the same like the majority of people are complaining about.
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Blackdeath_663  +   1368d ago
the reason these clips are controversal on console and not in the film industry is that people see gaming for little kids and more often than not that is the case (if i just count the number of kids i come across in cod as oppsed to people who arnt then you can tell). when you go to watch a film they ask you for age proof and theres no way about it while with gaming most kids play the game their older brother bought or they got their parents to buy.
MariaHelFutura  +   1369d ago
"No russian" sucked. Trust me, Im probably one of the least sensitive people you'll ever come across. "No russian" sucked, the game would have been better w/o it.
TimmyShire  +   1369d ago
Looks to me like they're being controversial for the sake of it. But whatever sells games, right?
floetry101  +   1369d ago
People, especially gamers, love the fear angle. It plays to their sense of patriotism and lack of odds. Hence the reason Call of Duty is so huge in the first place, because it's accessible in that way.

The scene is pretty predictable, but I'm not going to condemn it. Children are casualties of war, regardless of background. It'll touch a nerve with plenty of people for the right reason. To defend, to serve, to protect etc. Universal themes for a big budget game.

Michael Bay in game form, take it or leave it.
Feckles  +   1369d ago
This is just unnecessary.
theonlylolking  +   1369d ago
It adds to the story.It is showing how no one is safe from Makarov and his men while at the same time trying to get free advertising.
LightSamus  +   1369d ago
Controversial or not, if it gets people and media talking, it's FREE advertising. Not that MW3 will need a great deal of advertising but you can't say no to free publicity.
skyward  +   1369d ago
Agree. Although to be fair, Activision hasn't pushed this scene yet. Suppose they realise people will jump on it at launch though.
Optical_Matrix  +   1369d ago
Controversy for controversies sake. Classy as usual infinity ward
pctrollv4  +   1369d ago
hahahaha...i love how people get offended with this kinda stuff. What a bunch of babies. I would love another no russian scene, it kept my interest in the game. Games need more controversy these days.
lorianguy  +   1369d ago
Activision will let people but the game, then push the controversial scene. Just in case.
Fishy Fingers  +   1369d ago
Some of the drama queens on the net crack me up. Do you whine about/to studios and production companies when this happens in movies/tv? Probably not.

It's a mature game with mature themes, it may be troublesome but try looking at it from a mature point of few.
ninjagoat  +   1369d ago
-_- Cheap
jophus  +   1369d ago
Wow. Some of you are so quick to call foul without even thinking about the context of the scene. It's showing the horrors of war, that isn't just soldiers dying....it's people. It's everyone. It's WORLD war.
This scene, or any like it, is NOT unnecessary, it has meaning.

That said, from a controversy standpoint, I don't see how this scene could compare to actually putting the gun in your hand at the airport. That was intense.
eak3  +   1369d ago
Agree, I played that mission a couple of times and my conscience always ticks in the back of my mind that this isn't something I should probably be playing. The whole Modern Warfare story is horribly depressing. As an American it's always affected me in a special way that the 1st and 2nd single player story line is nothing more than America getting its ass handed to it.
Xenial  +   1369d ago
MW3.. yawn. -_-
omi25p  +   1369d ago
Im usually all for moments like this too add to the story, But does it really have to be there. Surely showing london and new york would have been enough
esemce  +   1369d ago
Yeah played it and it was pretty sad they didnt really have to go that far.
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eak3  +   1369d ago
It's an unfortunate new trend over the last 10 yrs or so to have movies and now video games put children in peril. Children used to be a symbol of the innocence of humanity before the sins of the world get their hold on them. Its a Mature game, people anymore should expect this kind of realistic violence in certain games. If you don't support this kind of thing then don't buy it or learn to deal with it in the sense that its just a game and it isn't reality.

If you want to see true heart-wrenching drama with children in peril watch this season of The Walking Dead the last two episodes have been brutally harsh and emotionally draining.
jophus  +   1368d ago
If you haven't, check out the comics. They make the show look like nothing. It's far more dark, brutal, and emotionally draining at times.
NaViTo  +   1369d ago
What a shame... going back to play the true battlefield, BF3! xD
Val1s  +   1369d ago
Video down. Mirror here:

LakerGamerEnthusiast  +   1368d ago
lmao thats down also hahaha
1nsaint  +   1369d ago
How is this a spoiler, no one cares about singeplayer
eak3  +   1368d ago
the MW storyline over the last 2 games is top-notch, Im guessing this one will end it. Soap and Price are da bomb.
SSKILLZ  +   1368d ago
The footage with the little girl is fucked up :( but its ww3 so shit happens
mistajeff  +   1368d ago
i didn't see the clip, but my main concern is that the narrative won't be poignant enough to justify what this sounds like. what i mean is, seeing a child die in a movie like schindler's list would be much different from seeing it in a michael bay movie.
CBaoth  +   1368d ago
Don't worry although it's the same formula used in previous CODs
it's easily the best COD since MW1. I was very skeptical too, but the story is very cohesive and not as convoluted as MW2. The set pieces are nicely done, none are drawn out and the game retains its cinematic feel. Although the shock moment of the "controversy" in a vacuum seems terrible remember it is WW3 and there are several moments in the game where civilians are fodder and historical landmarks are destroyed without second thought. So it fits within the context of the story. I'm playing it on the PS3, which suffered the worst version of Black Ops. IW and Sledgehammer have smoked Treyarch's previous effort (which I liken to a Michael Bay movie).
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GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME  +   1368d ago
could someone please tell me what happened?
Michael-Jackson  +   1368d ago
No Russian is worse than this.

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