Modern Warfare 2 Banned In Russia

Modern Warfare 2 Banned In Russia

Campaign Airport Scene

There is a very controversial level in Modern Warfare 2 that caused a bit of a storm when it was leaked before the game was even released. Most of you have already played ‘No Russian’ by now but it’s set in a Russian airport where you’re part of a team of terrorists mowing down innocent civilians.

It turns out that the Russian authorities have not taken kindly to this part of Modern Warfare 2 and decided to recall all copies of the record breaking shooter, effectively banning it.

Infinity Ward has opted to patch the level out entirely for Russian consumers, and an edited version of the game is expected to be re-released in less than a month, pending government approval. Even that may not pass, however, considering the entire game is based around a war between the US and Russian forces.

Russian gamers are apparently very unhappy with the game’s content. One Web site, GotPS3, railed against Infinity Ward for catering to an American audience and ignoring the sensitivities of other cultures. The site believes that Infinity Ward portrays the Russians as terrorists.

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77 Comments

  1. Wraith says:

    Well, maybe if Russia would stop invading innocent-unsuspecting contries (Georgia in 2008); the world would stop viewing the contry as a reamerging shadow of the former Soviet Union (USSR).

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    • cappo says:

      @Wraith, funny. are you american? talk about invading countries…

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      • PCP says:

        @cappo, ha! the us doesnt invade countries, until we feel theyre a threat. and like it or not if it wasnt for the u.s.a. your third world country and among others would be ripping themselves apart. you russians are all f**king retarted

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        • cappo says:

          @PCP, Sorry, not russian myself. I’m brazilian. Peaceful here, not invading, not getting invaded. All good, except for our own internal problems.

          Still, I think it is stupid to ban the game anywhere. And there’s a mission here as well! Also don’t think anyone can say ‘we’re the best’ or ‘we have no problems’.

          Anyway, it is funny that some are fast to point other’s problems and get all aroused when they’re own are pointed out. One can talk about Russia but cannot hear about the US? Russians and Americans seemto behave exactly the same at that right now. And I must admit, a lot of brazilians would act as stupid as that…

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      • bob says:

        @cappo, shut yur mouth we got f**king bombed and im glad i hope some day people like the people in the mission no russian go and do tht 2 an islam airport

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        • cappo says:

          @bob, I’m sorry you guys don’t feel like talking things over before resorting to offending and bullying others around.

          My point is that, differences aside, the US is as bully as Russia.

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      • Smil34Th3Kilcam says:

        @cappo, ok look you dumb s**t…..why do you think all the russians are comming to America they hate it there in russia………you need to take a little visit to california and meet me some were for i can slap the s**t out of you……you little b***h

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        • cappo says:

          @Smil34Th3Kilcam, this is actually quite funny. what have i done that was so horrible, to be hated so much? I haven’t even said anything bad about the US.

          Anyway, there are russians going to the US, there are americans going to Russia as there are americans coming to liv in Brazil and vice-versa. Stop that nonsense ‘we are better’ thing, please.

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      • American8 says:

        @cappo, idk why there all pickin on u cappo. u havent said anything about the u.s. there are idiots all over the world today no matter where u go.

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        • rollerz says:

          @American8, cappo is tryin to make a very valid point nd u cnt even respond wivout gettin aggresive u dumb american f**k

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    • Ruthless says:

      @Wraith, Are you serious?

      Have you not heard of the War the US has been involved in since 2003?

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    • Omg says:

      @Wraith, Geez man.
      You look like an american redneck.

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    • Auptyk says:

      @cappo, @Ruthless, @ OMG.

      *******Spoiler**************

      Have you three even finished the Single Player campaign?? How many Americans do you see flooding the forums all butt hurt because the REAL main antagonist is American??

      I understand that it is popular to hate America right now but common. Wraith was simply pointing out that the Russians are not as innocent as they think they are.

      All that having been said it was a pretty disturbing campaign.

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    • DC says:

      i smell a couple of tie-eaters in diz thread… Wraith.. Auptyk… oh noez!!1

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    • tsopk says:

      at the end of the day the games shows there people as they really are they are mad because of the fact they dont like been shown in there turn light sorry russians but u r a race of bandits…..

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    • chris says:

      @Wraith, who gives a sh*t its a game

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    • Al Cap0wn says:

      @Wraith, ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      those are all pluses as this is the most educated reasoning i’ve ever seen posted on the internet

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  2. JohnnyBravo says:

    I hope they do ban it, hopefully that will strike home with the increasingly arrogant Infinity Ward crew.

    Russain gamers should just pirate it, serves IW right for portraying Russia as a bunch of blood thirty savages. If I was a Russain gamer I don’t know if I’d enjoy playing as an American slaying my own countrymen.

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    • Jubilee says:

      @JohnnyBravo, hey traitor go play another game no one cares what u think. 4.7 million copies and counting its ok we dont need you to buy it. miss out on a great experience. btw for your info near the end of the game you are fighting american forces too because of a plot twist. so f**k you and quit b***hing.

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  3. durr says:

    gat dam commies

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  4. MarineCorpsGunner666 says:

    Americans and Russian corrupt officials are both baddies in this game so I don’t see what.the big fuss is about although I wish they would have had more raghead jihadists to mow down

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  5. Soap says:

    Has nobody realized yet that the Modern Warfare 2 storyline is FICTIONAL?
    I have played the “No Russian” level myself, and I will say that I was a little shocked, not because it was “discriminating against Russians,” but because I didn’t think being a part of slaughtering innocent civilians was appropriate for a video game. And, on top of that, everything looks real.
    Back to the point… I respect everyone’s opinion, but c’mon… It’s a video game. It’s fiction.

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    • gamertag:the wood!nator says:

      @Soap, i know right ! everybody is getting all worked up cuz of nothing if you dont agree with a game DONT BUY IT simple as that. grow up nobody wants to hear you cry over how iw was insensitive,or stupid americans getting pissed when people point out the obvious. HELLO we invaded iraq for no reason. you guys suck im ashamed to be an american cuz of people like you. oh and if you guys have a problem with what i said you can msg me and get powned. gamertag: the wood!nator

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  6. `Rage` says:

    Haha, Russians scare the crap out of me, honestly.

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  7. Max says:

    I’m Russian and I thought that level was brutally fun. It’s just a game people stop spazzing out. Nobody is telling anybody else to go shoot up a Russian airport. That’s the whole point of video games. We can do stuff we wouldn’t in real life. If you run over a hooker in GTA, should all the prostitutes of the world boycott GTA? No, so chill out about MW2.

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    • JohnnyBravo says:

      @Max, Couldn’t agree more. That in itself is not worth a boycott. Modern Warfare 2 is simply a re-skin of COD4, lacks original content and has less features (no console or ded. servers…etc) for MORE MONEY.

      Yes the game is good, but nothing like it could’ve been. By charging extra money and locking down features to shift PC gamers onto the more profitable console platform Activision and IW are (arrogantly)shifting the gaming industry for added profit.

      Anyone who supports this blatant move by these corporations is obviously dim-witted (I’m looking at you Jubilee). By supporting this kind of corporate behaviour (global financial crisis anyone?) you’re contributing to exploitation of the common man.

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      • Ghost says:

        @JohnnyBravo,

        “for MORE MONEY”

        Which world do you live in? Of cousre they do it for the money, is that a surprise? Just like the movie and music industry, the gaming industry is just the same. Who can blame them? It’s first and foremost business. I can perfectly understand that Activision/IW are tired of the PC pirates, the whole gaming industry is. Almost all the big titles coming out now are designed for consoles and then ported to the PC. As I recall, the last big FPS exclusive for PC was Crysis, that was 2-3 years ago. The gaming industry is tired of PC pirates, of course they will move on to the consoles when theres a larger profit.There are exceptions though, such as Blizzard. But on the order hand they charge nerds a monthly fee for playing WOW.

        “Anyone who supports this blatant move by these corporations is obviously dim-witted (I’m looking at you Jubilee). By supporting this kind of corporate behaviour (global financial crisis anyone?) you’re contributing to exploitation of the common man.”

        Lol, well there will probably be over 13 million dim-witted people contributing to the exploitation of the common man. Poor farmers having to sell their crops for a low price to richer countries are exploited, not a guy buying a game he likes. If I understand your last sentence correctly people who buys this game are also somehow attributing to the global financial crisis? This is mainly because of the lack of ded. servers, right?

        Please send me some of whatever you are smoking. Not to be harsh, but you sound like a dumb socialist hippie.

        With all that being said, I can totally understand that the PC gamers who buy games legit are upset with Activison/IW decision. At the same time, I perfectly undertand why IW did what they did. It’s business, welcome to the real world.

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        • Havok says:

          @Ghost, Yeah, all software companies hate pirates, but you do realise that tons more people are pirating MW2 beause they got rid of the dedicated servers (and therefore made multiplayer crap in people’s eyes)? They really shot themselves in the foot with that one.

          Yes, the developers do have a right to put the most work in for consoles if they’re more profitable, but that’s not being kind to the customer, which is what it should be about.

          Life isn’t fair

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        • Ghost says:

          @Havok,

          “Yes, the developers do have a right to put the most work in for consoles if they’re more profitable, but that’s not being kind to the customer, which is what it should be about.”

          Well, in a fairytale world that would be the main focus of all huge companies, but that’s not the case. Why should IW be kind to PC gamers when they are losing money on all the piracy? IW would most probably not taken that direction if it wasn’t for the case that theres clearly a huge part of the PC community that are pirates. Look at what happened to all the loosers who downloaded the game on the xbox, they got what they deserved. Unfortunatley, IW’s actions punishes both the legit and non legit PC players, if they could only punish the pirates, they would.

          “Yeah, all software companies hate pirates, but you do realise that tons more people are pirating MW2 beause they got rid of the dedicated servers (and therefore made multiplayer crap in people’s eyes)? They really shot themselves in the foot with that one.”

          That’s clearly something IW had taken account for, before taking such a drastic decision. But the case is, they were already losing a lot of money, ded. servers or not, you can’t fight piracy by being passive.

          Robert Bowling has allready stated that the PC community in COD isn’t huge at all, compared to the consoles. By “community” I’m guessing he means the non-pirates.
          There were no Prestige or limited/hardened edition for the PC. That alone tells something about how insignificant the PC players are becoming.

          “you do realise that tons more people are pirating MW2 beause they got rid of the dedicated servers”

          I think this is sort of a expirement from Activison/IW. If they see that there are even more pirates this time around, the next step will most probably be not to release games on PC anymore. Don’t be suprised if MW 3 is only released on consoles. Then we will see who shoots themselves in the foot. But then again, this is just guessing from my part, but if I could bet money on my prediction I would. Maybe not with MW3, but definetely in the future, when the PS4 and the new xbox hits the market.

          Lol, then the nerds can go back to f**king Counter Strike.

          The invitation is open to any student who wants to be a pirate, and who isn’t Jewish, Mexican or ginger! Arrrgh! Cartman <3

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        • Havok says:

          @Ghost,

          It’a funny because you’re quoting what I say but not actually hearing it.
          I was saying MORE people HAVE pirated MW2 because they don’t want it for the multiplayer, just the single player.
          Call it losing money because of piracy if you want but the fact is that they still earn money by publishing on the PC, they just don’t put as much effort into porting it.

          You got bashed up by PC gamers as a kid didn’t you? You’re liking this ‘punishment’ of PC gamers by the lack of dedicated servers. I hadn’t exactly thought of it as a punishment, but if it were that would just destroy the developer-gamer relationship, because unfairly punishing people should be avoided at all costs.
          Not all PC gamers pirate games FYI.

          And before you accuse me of being bias I am a computer and xbox player thank you.

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        • gho says:

          can’t really believe people that things so seriously.People this is a game

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    • admin says:

      @Max, Good point, well made.

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  8. chris says:

    maybe they’re pointed out as terrorists because they kinda are…

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    • JohnnyBravo says:

      @chris, Yes those guys are terrorists. But if you recall, Russia invades America. For example, there’s a part in the game where a Russian APC drives down suburban streets blowing up civilian houses.

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  9. hoodoo says:

    Well just in case the russian government doesnt’ know. Their is a part in the game where you are actually killing U.S. Soldiers…..hmmm i take it russian officials havn’t played the game.

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  10. Mc_Grumpy says:

    Lamfo! Feel soz for Russians :(

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  11. Auptyk says:

    People have been making movies and books for years and years about Russia vs USA one attacking the other. Why all of a sudden is this a big deal?

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    • JohnnyBravo says:

      @Auptyk, It’s all hype basically. I doubt the politicians have played the game. The fundamental difference between a computer game and a book or movie is interactivity. Instead of allowing a story to be told (in a book or movie), the player becomes the character and controls his actions.

      It’s obviously a complex subject to explore. My belief is that the lines between different types of media are very blurred, therefore games shouldn’t be judged with greater scrutiny. Good luck trying to convince the older generation that though :P

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    • Guy says:

      @Auptyk, It’s NOT all of a sudden a big deal…A couple of websites are currently b***hing about how this ban is injust and all that crap.

      But seriously…maybe Russian officials DID do their homework and have found out that both in CoD4 and CoD6, RUSSIAN terrorists play a pretty big role. CoD4 you see them launching nukes and CoD6 you see Russian terrors killing f**king Russian citizens on RUSSIAN soil.

      So yeah f**k that, I don’t care who the “real” antagonist is. I know CoD6 is just a game, but personally this “evil Russkie” thing has gone too far.

      No-one’s making f**king games about CIA changing more than 30 regimes in the 20th century because of pathetic things like gas prices are they? No-one’s making games about the IRA/ULA f**king it up in Ireland are they?

      And finally….”Wraith” if you seriously think Russia ignited the conflict with Georgia in 2008, you have got to go and read up on that, instead of taking all the crap from FOX news without questioning it.

      Also, if the Russian goverment was ANYthing like the bloodthirsty assholes running yours, Georgia would have been bombed and occupied within 4 days, their “president” extradicted to Moscow, forced to face the tribunal for genocide, resulting in him hanging pretty much like Hussein the next day.

      Next time you think up of “evil people”, look for someone on your side of the fence, jackass.

      I love Modern Warfare 2, but I am so tired of all the Cold War garbage. IT’S f**kING OVER.

      Thank you.

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      • JohnnyB says:

        @Guy, I agree, the Cold War is very old school, and yes, the invasion of the separatist American puppet-state (Georgia) would of occured if it was a Russian puppet-state on US soil.

        What is interesting is how American games always portray themselves as the good guys (obviously it sells). One thing I give Infinity Ward credit for is telling this story from a (slightly more) realistic perspective. That being the “rogue general” and “fun in Afganistan” aspects of the storyline.

        Enough with the Russians! Fighting some Korean or Chinese armies could be cool. It’s slightly more believable than the re-hashed Cold War storyline.

        Some originality will go a long way Infinity Ward…..

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  12. logan says:

    this is funny i bet i infinity ward made a game where the main bad guy is america i bet my ass americans (such as myself) would still buy it and to be honest russia only made them selves worse off by getting offended to a game ppl who get offended by something are USUALLY guilty of the things that they get offended by. im not calling then terrorists in any way im just stating a fact

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    • Proximo says:

      @logan, So wait, by your logic, if you call me a pedophile, I am a pedophile? Because I WILL be offended if you call me that..

      I think it’s normal that the Russians are offended, although they are overreacting. Nobody wants to be compared to terrorists, do they..

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  13. Mr. Magnum says:

    the fact that they took this game away from people makes them terrorists

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    • Havok says:

      @Mr. Magnum, Does that mean the Australian government (who banned Left 4 Dead 2 at first, then censored it) are Zombies?

      I can’t blame a government for being insulted and angry at a game where they’re not the good guys,
      but of course they ban it because that’s what adults do to games – not books or movies, just games.

      Life sucks

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      • Mr. Magnum says:

        @Havok, haha yeah i was joking. but yes it does seem like people target video games more than anything else, which sucks. i never heard about the left 4 dead 2 thing though, that really sucks.

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  14. lawlz says:

    well if you think about it all of the call of dutys make the americans shine and the rest look like terroists. You dont see infinity ward showing americans gunning down innocents now do you? I think modern warfare 2 has great multiplayer, but the scene where you gun down innocents not only is boring but distasteful, and plain stupid, in fact the whole campaign is bs. The multiplayer/special ops is what makes the game good. If you ask me america needs to stop shoving their noses in where they shouldnt be, here some guy wraith is blaming russians about starting wars, what the fack do you do think the us is has been doing the past years? talk about a hermit crab who never gets out!

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    • Proximo says:

      @lawlz, well said on the last part. On the first part: There is a difference with cod 1,2,3,5 and 4 and 6.. 1,2,3, and 5 are based on a real war, and I doubt anyone in the world will deny the fact that the leaders of Germany Japan and Italy are the real bad guys in those times.. Of course, there are exceptions (Think about Schindler who saved 100s of people), but you won’t find many people who condone the actions of Hitler, Mussolini, and others.

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  15. InAUGral says:

    no point banning the game in russia, nearly the entire gaming culture in that country involves pirated copies, so much that many companies do not bother with localisation.

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    • Havok says:

      @InAUGral, Gabe Newell from Valve had an interesting take on piracy
      He pointed out that the pirates often had thousand dollar PCs and were spending $50+ on internet per month so they’re clearly willing to spend money, so therefore it must be a breakdown from the publisher’s end otherwise the customer would probably be willing to pay for it.

      But yeah, I think you’re mostly right with what you said there. Not that all pirates are Russian.

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  16. KidQ says:

    Russia should look at banning all the James Bond movies with Russians as bad guys. As well as Red Dawn, as well as anything else. It’s just a piece of entertainment. People need to get real morals.

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  17. Chev Chelios says:

    They should take out the hostage shooting level for one reason….. its really boring. It no fun unless they shoot back

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  18. GeoffaaaasauR says:

    It’s a game. You’re all losers. Get a life and stop arguing about pointless topics on the internet.

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    • JohnnyB says:

      @GeoffaaaasauR, you seem to have read it all, therefore, you love it :P

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      • Ghost says:

        @JohnnyB, I agree. I have read all of these posts and some have good points. But lets get real, IT A GAME. Does it not say at the end of the game that, “any reference to any real person, event or (Well IDK what it says, read it for yourselves) is purely FICTIONAL!!

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  19. chris says:

    Cold war is over russian dudes! get over it

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  20. bigpapa says:

    honestly who cares infinity ward can portray the russians anyway they want to here in america but not in ussia under a communist regime.

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  21. xen0blade says:

    It is not the job of the government to censor anything. It is the job of the government to protect its people. From physical harm. Period. So any censorship is morally wrong. Which includes video games. Which are fiction. Meaning fantasy. Без перевода.

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  22. Soul Assassin says:

    when is iraq going to sue us for killing there infidels in video games?

    if i remember right, in video games, i have killed
    Chinese, Japanese, Germans, French, English, Americans, Russians, Iraq/Saudi’s, Libyans, Muslims, lassie the dog from old yeller… hell, i have killed just about every kind of person in a video game.

    i say keep bringing out these games. governments need to shove it and get real.

    ha Russian government. how about you all go get on xbox live and try to kill me. then you can say “we are better at this game than the Americans, show them we always win” all tho it prob wont happen.

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  23. matt says:

    its only a game people!

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    • JohnnyBravo says:

      @matt, Yes it’s only a game, but think of the millions of copies it has sold. It is an influential release whether you like it or not.

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  24. Rage says:

    Eh, its not portraying Russians as terrorists. Makarov is the terrorist. Just cos his russian, he could be bob the freaking builder and then would you all be complaining so much?

    Did russians complain about Arma2? From what I can gather that mimics a scenario similar to Georgia. What about world at war? Cold war invasion of America there. And the last few missions you’re killing American soldiers. Lets not forget that General Shepard, all american poster general, trys to keep the war going, ends up no better than Makarov, course no suprise there.

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  25. xJdKxZomBiE says:

    i have been in the US infantry for 7 years, and i have been to quite a few different countries to know that nobody is perfect. Everyone regardless of race, creed, religion, gender, or otherwise is innocent. I have my own set of skeletons locked away in my closet, as does everyone else. We as americans are not perfect, but as the ideal place to live for most of the people inhabiting the planet, it’s just a better way to sell to be the “ass-kicking” american bad-ass in the game. No one is saying that the russian special forces cant kick ass, or that the islam jihadists dont everyday kick the s**t out of my fellow americans in iraq and iran and afghanistan. Does that make us the good guys? No. In fact, we more often than not are portrayed as the party at fault, do you think for one second that we are the best there is? No, we are unfortunately not, yes we have many good things that others are not so fortunate to have, but yet our economy is collapsing around us. we are on the brink of becoming a 2nd world country. as stateed by others before me, if the americans were the bad guys on the game and we were the russian military and the storyline was reversed i bet the russians wouldnt be b***hing so hard. But, thats not the way the game was made. And by the way people, it is just a game, if there was ever an incident where yes a lone undercover american operative assisted a russian fanatic nationalist to kill innocent civilians, there wouldnt be an overnight invasion, there wouldnt be a few badasses dealing death with no remorse, there would instead be all out panic. anybody ever heard of world war 3? no? oh its this neat little war where we are all screwed thanks to the lovely little inventions of the manhattan project. There are quite a few people on here bashing the americans, and bashing the russians, but why? its not like we (the americans) actually went into an airport in russia and killed innocents, and last i checked the russians never invaded american conus soil. ( conus…continental united states). Therefore everybody needs to just chill. Lastly all the people that say they are any better than everyone else, why dont you take a vacation to another country, like russia, or germany, just to see how different things are outside of your little bubble. They way some of you are acting on here i can honestly say it makes me ashamed to have your bigotry in my country. So heres the conclusion, its a f**king game. in a f**king make believe world. get over it and yourselves and just play.

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  26. x Nativ3 says:

    @Cappo
    I got your back…but i’d say that The U.s. is even worse than russia….I live in the U.s. but id would be kinda glad if the country tore itself apart so that we could see how big of an A-Hole our country really is…Brazil sounds pretty chill to me….and im not a terrorist or a traitor, commiting treson and ish….but id say there are ups and downs to this country but just because nobody worries about anybody else until their people die doesn’t make this a great country

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  27. x Nativ3 says:

    O yeah……IT IS A FREAKINGAME GET OVER IT JUST PLAY SO EVERYONE WINS….

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  28. Chris says:

    It’s not portraying Russians as terrorists, its portraying Russian terrorists as terrorists…..
    Plus the whole part with Russia (*spoiler) invading the US is entirely for plot.
    Also IW isn’t TRYING to offend Russians, it’s offering game play and a story line.
    Plus there are plenty of games in which you kill innocent people of your own country.
    And don’t bring real world politics into this, it has arguably no point whatsoever.

    Just making my points.

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  29. American says:

    ok everybody this is a freaking game its not the end of the world. if IW wants to put russian terorists doing what they do best in the game than let them. if you dont want to see it dont buy it and all you people hating on the u.s., f**k You if it wasnt for us you would not have this game.

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  30. KillerAslox says:

    Funny, if there’s a movie about Russian Terrorists, who are eventually defeated by the Americans, it’s OK. But if there is a video game, it suddenly isn’t. There are tons of those movies, and very little of those games.

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  31. Jubilee says:

    whats that word called when you can do anything and not be real? Oh yea FICTION!!! people need to quit crying about stuff that isnt even real. just stfu and enjoy the game. Hey im puerto rican and in GTAIV there were puerto ricans in the city and i would attack them because i liked theyre threats and what they would say because its funny how good the voice over were and true. so quit crying ppl

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  32. Jubilee says:

    whats that word called when you can do anything and not be real? Oh yea FICTION!!! people need to quit crying about stuff that isnt even real. just stfu and enjoy the game. Hey im puerto rican and in GTAIV there were puerto ricans in the city and i would attack them because i liked theyre threats and what they would say because its funny how good the voice over were and true. so quit crying ppl.

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  33. Rambo says:

    who cares about video games has anyone seen Red Dawn that movie is about the Russians invading america killing americans and america didnt ban the movie but Now that a video game comes out and your killing russians the game gets banned in russia suck it up Russia no ones gonna go to your airporst and kill every one

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  34. witness says:

    no big deal its a game, an american didnt really mow down innocent civvies in an airport and last i heard russia didnt invade the united states, stfu and play the game, if u dont like it then play little big planet and quit b***hin

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  35. Tavish says:

    Now if I was loyal to a popular russian-video-game-company that came out with all these cool shooters and then they come out with the most anticipated badass game in the frickin universe and it involves killing my own innocent american friends, I’d be pissed. But its a game. Come on russia! Just take the patch from infinity ward that takes out the level and let your people play Modern Warfare 2!

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  36. gabois says:

    I honestly don’t think any of you have actually played the campaign… It doesn’t portray RUSSIANS as a bunch of terrorist, because if they were, everyone in the airport would start killing themselves. In the Game they show a GROUP of terrorist that just end up being russian. Ben Laden for example is a “terrorist” so to speak, doesn’t mean that All Afghans are terrorists…. Just means HE is, Saddam Hussein was a terrorist, doesn’t mean the whole if Iraq are terrorists… Talibans are murderers, doesn’t make everyone in Afghanistan freaking Talibans! It even says in the Intro: ” He does not serve a country, he fights for blood” Or something or other. It’s not because Infinity Ward made 5 terrrorist that so HAPPENED to be russians, that it portrayed the whole of Russia as Terrorist. Get out of your little defensive cacoon and realise the truth. Not to be an ass, but George Bush was a Red Neck, doesn’t make all Americans Red Necks… Wake up a bit, it’s a game, it’s not declaring any statements, it’s modern warfare! Just so happens the the developpers of IW thought that the next war would be amongst to Great Nations, The Russians and the Americans, so they developped on that, It’s all there is to it. Wake up people. (I’m not American, or Russian, Just love the game) OH and for those who are saying it’s too violent, you have an option at the start when you want to do a campaign saying that there is a gruesome scene if you wish to skip it, Just say yes and you won’t kill any civilians, how about that?

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