Thursday, January 7, 2010

Do people find reasons to b@#*! about things

Let's face it, Modern Warfare 2 is one of the best games recently released and even got Fred Meyer to hold its first midnight release since the launch of the Nintendo Wii. It has been praised for its multi-player prowess, graphical beauty and often over-the-top action and rightly so. So what is the issue here? The stupid complaints being brought up about the scene where your player character acts as a terrorist shooting up airport terminal. Having played through the game, I can say that the scene left me a little disturbed but in no way offended me or worse, made me want to go out and try the whole thing myself. The thing we should maybe be more concerned about is why in early Activision testing, more than 50 percent of the play testers mowed down the civilians without hesitation. The scene is designed to show the player the stakes they are to face in the game and the enemy they must triumph over regardless of moral standing. This reminds me of when people became pissed at the early Resident Evil 5 trailers. Its like we starting playing the game show "Is It Racist?" So do people really need to go out of their way to find something to b@#*! about when it comes to gaming? I suppose we just have to see what happens when Metroid: The Other M comes out with Team Ninja's patented "boob physics."

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