Modern Warfare 2 may be one of the most anticipated games ever but it’s not without it’s controversy. To begin with Infinity Ward has gained a lot of flack over the infamous “airport scene”. Basically, in the game you can play as terrorists and go postal on civilians in an airport. Now I’m a pretty debaucheries, in-sensitive guy but ah…..ya that’s kind of crossing the line for me. Look at a picture of the aftermath from that airport scene and tell me that doesn’t shake you a little bit.(After the jump) With that said, when I play the game I will just to not play that aspect of the game, it is a choice. Now the bigger issue here is that freedom of choice is being taken away from German players. In the German version of Modern Warfare 2, you will not be allowed to kill the civilians. You can certainly shoot at them, but doing so will grant you a game over screen. While other versions will give players the option to play this controversial scene however they want, the German edition makes the decision for you. As far as I know there has been no statement made in defense by Germany’s game rating board. Personally I think Germany just has a strict gaming laws, especially when it comes to unnecessary acts of violence. Considering Germany’s past and their attempts distance themselves from it they are just a little over sensitive. However,whatever your thoughts are on this it‘s just not the governments place to have or enforce morality. Nuff said.
source via slashgamer
(The aftermath of the infamous “airport scene”)