Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 News for Xbox 360

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Speaking on BBC Radio 4, reporter Marc Cieslak revealed that the controversial airport scene in the game "saddened rather than shocked" him, largely because it disproved his belief that the video games industry had "grown up a little bit".

Asked if he'd been damaged by the game, Cieslak responded: "Oh not at all. I've played an awful lot of games and watched an awful lot of movies.

"I wasn't shocked by it but I felt a little bit saddened. I thought the games industry had moved beyond shock tactics for shock tactics sake. And that's what I thought about this particular level: it was controversial for the sake of being controversial. I didn't think it necessarily needed to be included in the game."

Modern Warfare 2 is out now for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Do you agree with Cieslak? Has Modern Warfare used shock tactics in order to gain publicity? Is the game evidence that the industry still has plenty of growing up to do? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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El-Dev's Avatar


I just completed that mission, it wasn't that bad to be honest. I'm guessin everyone will now give it a go seeing as such a fuss has been made about it.
Posted 12:27 on 10 November 2009
da_nik69's Avatar


No i dont think it has! I think other people need to grow up and realise that is just a game just like a movie is just a movie. Why is the game industry treated different to a movie that has shocking scenes in it?
Posted 12:23 on 10 November 2009

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Release Date: 10/11/2009
Developer: Infinity Ward
Publisher: Activision
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 260 24
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