Activision has confirmed that the leaked footage of the Modern Warfare 2 opening is authentic (though skippable), and the Australians don't like it one bit. (Again: Spoilers!)
we need to invite these guys who read that site to N4G LOL
can forget all about getting my money this time. Modern Warfare 2 looks like the same old Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare to me. Also heard enough stupid BS marketing comments about how great Activision and Infinity Ward are and how well they know all us gamers. Furthermore I have no interest in playing a terrorist. Actually, I'm thinking the game may be so poor that all it has going for it is shock value. No thanks Activision and Infinity Ward!
My copy is on pre-order and I'm counting down the days. :D
Its no different than running over pedestrians in GTA. Stop being such pansies.
GTA has been letting you kill civilians and zombies alike for years. Fallout 3 gives you the option. Mercenaries 2 lets you. Saints Row lets you. I DO realize this will be more "intense" and realistic, but still I dont see what the HUGE deal is, this has been done before. With controversy, yes, but still.
I just wanna see this game banned even if I think this is no big deal. Teach those fools at Activision a lesson
Michael Atkinson has ruined gaming for Australians. Off-topic: The author's name is John Funk. That is an awesome name.
Well he was incorrect as soon as he said " actually promoting what most world leaders speak out publicly against" Infinity Ward have made it quite clear that the scene is designed to make the player a witness to the atrocities committed by the terrorist, to give them a greater incentive to stop the terrorists and defeat what they stand for. If that somehow promotes terrorism, then I must be missing something..
This is one game i hope we do ban. Activisions treatment of PC gamers is unacceptable. Also this game is high profile enough to get the r18 for games debate back into the media. After all only 18 year olds should be able to kill civies in the airport!
No you shouldnt hope it get banned or censored if you wish the game some ill fate ... Banning a game or controversity only made those touched by it insanely more popular . Hell just look at this , instead of remembering the games flaws and the tactics of it's publishers , now many are praising some pseudo edgy stance . It's a PR stunt ... and it's working ... Hell that leak is suspicious at best , and it's timing couldnt have been better after much uproar about the pc version
This is going to be interesting and makes me want to play the game even more to see how their take on situation of terrorist attacking an airport. I like the fact that companies are taking the risk instead of cliches already entrenched in the market today to do their stories. This is also coming from a citizen of the United States that is also serving in the armed forces in Iraq right now. If the lobbyist in Australia wants to throw a fit about the game, than they should've thrown one at the movie industry for Black Hawk Down, Generation Kill, Saving Private Ryan, and We Are Soldiers (Which are all good). We are all Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fans here and even with this story coming out it has not toned down the willing of playing this game. What I mean is that the real game happens when ever I step out of my building, I just had a mortar attack two days ago, and I drive down the streets of Iraq almost every day. They need to find something real to complain about...
What the hell is wrong with you? You want a game to get banned because it has no dedicated servers or mods? If everyone complained like you PC gamers all the games in consoles would be banned. Also if games on PC cost more I would understand you would want more features but the games cost less for you so why the hell would you be angry because you get the same things we do on consoles? Finaly if you don't like it DON'T get it you don't have to hope that the game is ruined for the millions of us that have been waiting for it.
I can see why this would bother some people, but most online shooter action boils down to good guys vs bad guys so players have been assuming the bad guy role for a long time. Of course, this sounds like gunning down civilians so it's different. On a side note... can we please stop calling CoD and MW "realistic"? The graphics are realistic but the gameplay isn't.
The artstyle is realistic, the graphics are pretty decent not that great. I agree with the gameplay ones. Lot of the gun have no actual recoil at all and do similar damages.
yeah, the video of this is kinda rough
So you get to play the baddies in a prologue? This is nothing to how inappropriate GTA is. I think this is cool. Killing kids may be the drawling line,though.
You play as an undercover CIA agent infiltrating the terror cell.
Grow a pair you damn Aussies. I want a better experience in games. Not some censored BS. RE5 should of been only Africans. I should have been able top Head shot a child in Fallout3.
Hey, check it out, an Aussie who's actually smart(!!!): "Films often show the villain's perspective and, by doing that, they get across the character's story and the heinous nature of people who carry out atrocities. Games, too, are becoming more expressive, and are telling more involved stories ... We may make an argument that these sorts of topics are not suitable for children, but I don't at all accept that it is unsuitable for adults." /Nicholas Suzor
Well in this sequence you're actually an american/british soldier. Your mission is to infiltrate the terrorist group in order to kill their leader. And for that, you'll need to "sacrifice a part of yourself", as said in the leaked french opening video.
"I found an Aussie who is actually smart"... Hope you aren't serious? You do know this story isn't an indication of what all Australians feel about the game, or videogames in general. This will blow up within the media, as they try to paint all the worlds problem with the "videogames caused it" brush. I can assure you, the same thing will happen within corporations like Fox and CNN, does that make Americans 'not smart'?
Yes it is joke, of course... Kinda like "holy crap, I found a Swede with personality!" (I'm from Sweden) And yes, it does make them "not smart".
i can't wait for fox news report on this game
I've killed over 1000 civilians and cops in GTA, maybe 10 000 in the entire series. This is basically the same, just more "intense" and realistic
Yeah, I hate how people always try to find the bad in video games. This will be good, it will show people how heartless terrorists are.
It's no better or worse than the opening for the first one.
Except that is the intro is a cutscene and this is gameplay. I have no problem with it, I follow laws in games, in GTA I wouldn't run red lights for no reason it took ages to go anywhere but hey it made me more cautious in missions. I am probably going to experience this, I mean you see worse on history channel.
You cannot be serious?
Have you seen history channel? You see black and white films of people blowing up, or bombing aircraft in times of war. They use real footage you know. That's why I don't like to look into it too much, it's saddening to think, 'In that plane there could have been a Father of two'
and the CODMW2 Airport scene kids might be involve
Ummm how? you think there going to let kids run around the airport and get shot, I don't think I have seen a game that has let you kill children.
You could sacrifices a child in fable 1 and 2. That is sort of killing them. Leading them to there death, but your still not the one who bludgeon them to death the way you would like to after hearing their voice acting.
I want this game.
lol these Australians are the same guys who slaughtered 99% of the population of the aboriginal people but killing in a video game makes them sick?
they were actually british who settled in australia that did all the killing of the aborigines. it's called natural selection having said that i really think this sort of sh!t is not necessary in games, game developers need to take responsibility for shaping young minds just like other media should. it's that old thing about just because we can do it doesn't mean we should. i can see it getting banned for sure here, and for once i can't argue with the decision. L4D2, fair enough, they are fricken zombies. damn it, i must be getting old
wow, stop complaining about the game, if you dont like it then just leave
after seeing the clip we all pretty much knew this was inevitable, amirite? for quite some time I've been hating on this game, but seeing as how they are throwing in such an awesome level where I get to be the blood-thristy terrorist I've always wanted to be, I'm giving them props on this one.
Maybe I am sick But am I the only one who got more excited for this game when discovering this mission..
These people need to get a life, and why exactly are Aussies suck sissies?
@LosLonelyMan - there are a few N4G readers that are fans of The Escapist. I only know this since I'm one of them and there have to be two others somewhere around here... but seriously, if you haven't yet, check out Zero Punctuation. Yahtzee, creator of ZP, is Australian, and he recently wrote quite the article on the Australian Classifications Board: http://www.escapistmagazine... Anyway, IW has a great reason to include this in the game. You are not sick just because you think this is a good idea. They are trying to get you to think about war in more than just the usual "Those are the bad guys, shoot them" perspective. I'm sure that the "infiltrator" role that you take in this terrorism scene could have just well been an actual terrorist if it didn't freak the rest of the world out. It's not blasphemy or anti-patriotism, it's a really emotional means of putting you in someone else's shoes. Actually, this is the first thing about MW2 that interested me - I'm not an FPS fan at all. That said, I hope the scene doesn't end up playing out as some sensationalist baiting mechanism. I don't think COD4 was just pulling a PR stunt with the A-bomb, and it would be disappointing if this wound up being a stupid headline-grab that had little to do with the actual narrative.
I really feel sorry for those guys down under. I cannot imagine that type of sensorship. I understand, I guess, the reasoning to a degree; to keep kids away from adult themed media but damn....
This is BS. If you don't like that game don't buy it. If you don't want to see civilians getting slaughtered then skip the damn part. Don't complain about it being immoral and try to get it banned or censored just because you think it's wrong. I hate when people try to tell me what's right and what's wrong. Just like terrorists you guys are trying to force your beliefs on other people.
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