Newspaper’s Fury and More

Well, today wasn’t really much of a Twitter or news day, so there were a few interesting tweets under our concern.

@JD_2020 @DW247
So that happened…. I earned 30,000 XP that match! #CODBlackOps The Daily Mail criticizes #MW3’s London Underground level, and a new TV spot that aired last night –

Newspaper’s Fury
The Daily Mail, a newspaper in the UK, has taken fury over the latest Modern Warfare 3 trailer because of the scenes shown happening in London.

An ultra-violent computer game which features explosions and scenes of destruction on the London Tube and at the Houses of Parliament is to be released later this year.

Supporters of those affected by the 7/7 suicide attacks in July 2005, which killed 52 people, called for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to be banned.

Well, previous Call of Duty games have caused controversies, like MW2 because of the mission No Russian, which is mainly the Makarov crew killing everyone in a Moscow airport and escaping the cops.

Call Of Duty 3 has not yet received an age certification and shows soldiers running through the streets of London with machine guns while bombs explode and buildings tumble to the ground.

They even made a mistake calling MW3 CoD3! But that’s not really important.

They continued on talking about Makarov’s speech, him saying ‘It doesn’t take the most powerful nations on earth to create the next global conflict, just the will of a single man.’ While the spokesman of the campaign group Mediawatch Group 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.

They go on saying that a Kotaku reviewer said,

Players take on the role of an SAS operative who is tasked with stopping a delivery of weapons of mass destruction at a London dockyard.

A gun battle ensues, and the agents are chased through the London subway. The mission culminates with a series of unmarked trucks exploding in front of the House of Parliament, releasing a deadly chemical agent.

While Activision defends the game by saying,

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.

Now, if you were wondering, they were talking about the reveal trailer from last week, not the sudden release trailer that appeared in the Barcelona – Manchester United match.

I’ll hav3 to warn you, this trailer vid3o has b33n inf3sted by 3s.

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