Daily Mail attacks Modern Warfare 2

Reports surfaced recently that Infinity Ward’s latest blockbuster places you in the shoes of a counter terrorist agent who may have to gun down civilians in order to infiltrate a terror group. Unsurprisingly this has led to some controversy and today, to the surprise of absolutely no-one, The Daily Mail threw in their reasonable and not at all judgemental and ignorant opinion, starting with; “A new computer game which is expected to smash sales records allows players to plot terror attacks against civilians.”

We here at Critical Gamer believe that to get the full effect of the articles sense of outrage, it’s best to imagine it being spoken aloud by Jeremy Kyle.

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3 comments

  1. Patrick G /

    Wouldn’t be a game launch without a anti-game comment from the Daily Mail

  2. Having seen the section of the game they are talking about, I can say it didn’t offend or shock me. Did make me a little annoyed though. Partly because it is needlessly added to create just this type of exposure and seems quite desperate as a result (I’m sure they’ll hide behind pretenious reasons for its inclusion regardless), but also because you don’t get a say in the matter.

    Can’t explain in more detail without spoilers. Maybe our evi- …nice overlords will let me moan in full in an article after release~

    (In no way siding with the paper, I should point out. Although I am surprised that they didn’t fit hatred of immigrants into the story. “A game created by immigrants teaches your children to be terrorists!” was probably their back-up headline.)

  3. I can understand why the section has been put in, although I agree that it has been done in a way that will create controversy and exposure. Perhaps they could of chosen a more subtle way of going about the level, although at the end of the day it is only a video game!

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