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Sony Refuses To Sell Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered in Russia

Activision revealed that it was the decision of Sony Interactive Entertainment not to sell Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered in Russia.

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CaptainCook133d ago

For those wondering... Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is still releasing on PC and Xbox in Russia. Sony is censoring the game by not releasing it in Russia.

ziggurcat133d ago

this is probably an April Fool's joke.

Fluttershy77133d ago

why would Sony censor this only in Russia. Could you explain without being aggressive?

franwex133d ago (Edited 133d ago )

Maybe because of the No Russian mission?

The Russians were already bitching about the Highway Of Death mission in Modern Warfare Remake. So I guess they just don’t want to create controversy. Also Sony has been a little bit on their censorship high horse for some reason.

I think it’s a combination of those two things.

staticall133d ago

Actually, just a tiny amount of players were negative about the «No Russian» mission. You can search through steam forums to see for yourself, mission is called «Ни слова по-русски» in russian. It was an optional mission and it had a warning with option of skipping it beforehand.

Don't want to be political, but i think, this has a lot to do with braindead russian politicians and recent policies. Lately, here in Russia censorship was just off the charts, we have websites and services being blocked permanently for weird reasons (like «fake» news, negative info about politicians, copyright abuse, having any porn or sexy images, depiction of violence, any references to drugs (even if it's a wiki article or drug description in a videogame, like in EVE online) and so on). And it went from 0 to 100 in a month, basically.
Sony probably do not want to «stir the pot» and get unwanted attention on themselves.

It's still dumb, though.

UltraNova133d ago

It's safe to say "No Russians" will be playing this? Hehe

Too soon?

RabbitFly132d ago

That is not what censorship means.

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Kabaneri133d ago (Edited 133d ago )

If anything this game makes Russia look more powerful than it really is. A Russian ground invasion of the US? Lol good joke.

Poopmist133d ago

I'm not sure why Russians would be angry about this. Do Germans throw a fit every time there's a German villain that does something mean?

Fluttershy77133d ago

I don't know about throw a fit, but a lot of Germans are tired of being depicted as the villains in every single game and movie

franwex133d ago

Maybe if they weren’t villains in real life during WW2?

Plus I think most Germans don’t really care. They know it’s entertainment and it’s not personally directed at them currently. Just at their Nazi grandfathers.

mixelon133d ago

In movies I see a lot more thick (usually upper class) British accents = villainous, to the point it just gets kind of funny.

UltraNova133d ago (Edited 133d ago )

They very well might be tired, but that's the price they'll have to pay (for ever, I'm afraid) for what happened back then. I know most Germans(the people) don't deserve this but then it's always the people who get to pay for the damages right? Fair or not, it is what it is.

MarvelzDJ133d ago

I am German and tbh I don't care at all. Mostly it's killing Nazis and that always has been fun. I think the problem is, that it's a lot of Russian villains in games set in the recent era.

Games like MW are made by american devs and they usually show themselves as the good ones saving everyone (maybe one guy going rogue) and the russians are the bad guys. As a neutral person I can understand that Russians might consider those games propaganda against them. For me though, those are games - nothing more, nothing less - and everyone who thinks the storys they tell are representative of what happens in the real world, is kind of stupid..

I think games like SpecOps:The Line - eventhough completely ficitional - tell more realistic storys than any CoD ever.

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