Confirmed: Leaked MW2 civilians vid is real, skippable through "checkpoints"

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.

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patlike3276d ago

I'm very pleased with this, at any rate.

JeffGUNZ3276d ago

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.

Carl14123276d ago

Good. I hope some news site picks up on it and throws a fit.

Still not buying the game though

heroicjanitor3276d ago

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.

NoBias3276d ago

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.

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foreverflame3276d ago

Cant wait to play this on XBL with mics:)

PirateThom3276d ago

You play a single player game with a mic?


Gostosa3276d ago

Yeah, you should try it. Speaking with friends while you play a singleplayer game.

Oh wait..

PirateThom3276d ago

Yeah, no better way to come out of the experience.

I should talk to them when watching movies or reading books as well.

Fishy Fingers3276d ago (Edited 3276d ago )

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.

thehitman3276d ago

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.

raztad3276d ago (Edited 3276d ago )

I dont think Teens can be qualified as Mature. This game audience is mostly teens and pre teens, ie kids.

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl3276d ago

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.

Bits-N-Kibbles3276d ago

A very good and appropriate response.

mrv3213276d ago

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.

Fishy Fingers3276d ago (Edited 3276d ago )

"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.

mrv3213276d ago

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.

Fishy Fingers3276d ago (Edited 3276d ago )

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.

mrv3213276d ago

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.

Fishy Fingers3276d ago

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.

ZombieNinjaPanda3276d ago

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.

mrv3213276d ago

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.

ZombieNinjaPanda3276d ago

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..

mrv3213276d ago

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.

jmare3276d ago

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.

Campy da Camper3276d ago

There is a guy at my work that refers to himself in third person....

DaTruth3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

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!!!

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