Russian Media Points to Moscow Airport Attack in U.S. Video Game

As Russia’s president, Dmitri Medvedev, criticized airport officials for allowing a suicide bomber to enter the Domdedovo airport in Moscow on Monday, a Russian television report suggested that an American video game might also be to blame.

Russia Today, a government-financed satellite channel, broadcast a report that mixed footage of the aftermath of the attack with gory scenes from a video game, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,” which allows players to take part in a terrorist attack on a Russian airport.

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Yi-Long3731d ago (Edited 3731d ago )

... something horrible happens, which is a reaction by rebels to the stuff the Russian government has been doing for many many years...

... yet somehow, videogames are to blame.


Even regardless of the fact that the airport in the videogame was fictional (couldn't be used as a blueprint), the type of attack was COMPLETELY different (suicidebomber vs group-shooting), and that these kinds of attacks happen on pretty much a daily/weekly basis in Russia, although usually on much smaller targets (like police-posts and such), the whole notion of mature adults who's job it is to inform their audience spreading this kinda idiotic BS, it just baffles the mind...

It's like blaming the actions of a drunk-driver on GTA. It's just completely ridiculous.

The whole idea of terrorists 'training' for a suicide-bombing through playing videogames, is just beyond idiotic.

It's even more stunning that this is an actual news-item by a 'serious' newsstation. How thick are they, and how thick do they assume their viewers must be to swallow this BS!?

mrv3213731d ago

Your forgetting the common knowledge that years of violence towards you, hatred towards your deepest beliefs, and attack against yo and your family and a strong enough reason to become a terrorist but rather ONE level in ONE video game can.

TreMillz3731d ago

FPS games are training us for war!!!! lol i kid idk some people are just cracked in the head and some do mimic stuff seen in games who knows to me the guy was just a nutcase or.....ANOTHER PLAN DEVISED BY EA TO TAKE DOWN ACTIVISION!!! MWUHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAA HAHAHAHA!.....sorry

Istanbull3731d ago (Edited 3731d ago )

Remember, (still) No Russian.

JsonHenry3731d ago

I don't think the Muslims, err.. Chechnya rebels, that blew the place up played that game.

Maybe I am wrong on this, but I highly doubt it. AND yes, once again the "rebels" are actually just another Muslim terrorist group.

HolyOrangeCows3730d ago (Edited 3730d ago )

Yeah, blame the video games. Sounds like Russian Fox.

So who were the terrorists? Islamic extremists or CIA agents? lol

HarryMonogenis3731d ago

Oh no. I had a feeling they'd get Modern Warfare 2's "No Russian" mission involved.

dkgshiz3731d ago

Well an air port is a hot bed for terrorist activity. Its just bound to happen. Also not because of video games.

Kran3731d ago

So a level in a game that involved killing hundreds through shooting is what caused a bombing that killed around 60 people and injured over 100....

Makes sense.


Psychotica3731d ago

I didn't actually play it but did the game have a suicide bomber? I thought it was just gun spraying....

Mozilla893731d ago

It was, the game level it self consisted of you and some other terrorists walking around spraying everybody with bullets at an airport.

No suicide bombers. Also I'm pretty sure that level was taken out from the Russian version. Though I read something about that when MW2 came out in Russia.

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