Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 caused a lot of controversy with some footage that was leaked this week. The footage showed a section of the upcoming game in which players are put into the role of a terrorist attacking an airport (there are rumors that you are really a double agent, but that doesn’t matter too much). In the footage, the person playing kills many innocent and unarmed civilians. I believe the person even uses a grenade at one point.
Infinity Ward has released a statement saying that this section of the game is there to show gamers the brutal reality of terrorism, not to glorify it in any way. They also stated that before that segment is a warning that a disturbing scene is coming up and even gives gamers the chance to skip the whole thing. The footage is taken out of context and it seems like many of the innocents the gamer killed in the video could have simply been ignored.
Obviously there are strong opinions about the sections flying around the internet. They range from “this should be removed from the game” to “gamers shouldn’t be able to skip it.”
So Platform Nation, lets hear your opinion on this controversy. Say what you think and why in the comments section of this post. Platform Nation, you decide!