Do you all remember that level in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? The airport level where you terrorize a Russian airport?
Well a Russian news channel, Russia Today, has came out suggesting that Modern Warfare 2 is somewhat responsible for the sickening terrorist attack that just recently took place in Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.
Now I’m not agreeing with their thoughts on how Modern Warfare 2 is to blame, but I do think we should be asking ourselves if that level was really needed. While I don’t believe that violent video games cause violent acts, I don’t feel that games should be trying to be constantly trying to take it to the next level. Instead of focusing their time on making games more immersive, instead of trying to really work out a great story, more and more games seem to be trying to out do each other when it comes to gore and wanton violence.
What do you think? Do you feel that games are starting to go a little overboard with all the guns and violence? Maybe my thoughts have changed since I’ve had a child but I really do feel that while I understand a game is just that, a game and not real life, the violence has been just too excessive for myself lately and with games like Call of Duty, Bulletstorm, Killzone, that this trend isn’t going to go away anytime soon.
(For the record, I’m not saying that any of those shooters will be a bad game by any means, I’m just asking if the excessive violence is really needed in games.)