Published on May 26th, 2011 | by The_Mack_Attack3
Modern Warfare 3 to be Banned in the UK?
We all know how games effect people’s lives in certain ways but sometimes they hit a nerve on subjects that some people wouldn’t dare touch. Activison’s upcoming first person shooter Modern Warfare 3 may have hit that nerve.
In the trailer released on May 23th a scene shows a train derailing and exploding in one of London’s underground tunnels,in response The Daily Mail reported that many UK citizens affected by the 7/7 bombings that hit London in 2003 found it distasteful. Vivienne Pattison, spokesman for campaign group Mediawatch UK, said:
‘I have concerns as these games are hyper-real and take place in a landscape we are familiar with. In light of the fact we have just had the 7/7 inquests, it is in incredibly poor taste.’
This is not the first time Activison and Modern Warfare 3 developers Infinity Ward have popped up on the radar of controversy. In Modern Warfare 2 campaign mission No Russian you controlled a CIA agent disguised as a terrorist killing innocent people in a Russian airport. This led to Infinity Ward inserting the option to skip the mission at the start of the game after the games release.
Website Spong have released what seems to be a statement from Activison about the campaign to ban the game in the UK.
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a fictional action game aimed at mature adults and set in World War Three. The scenes in the game are entirely fictional and are not intended to recreate any historical events.”
We would like to know do you think it is going too far asking that Modern Warfare 3 be banned? Tell us in the comments below.