Seems Russia doesn’t like the “airport scene” in Modern Warfare 2 (which we’re not going to spoiler for you here), so the game had to be pulled from shelves and re-released without that specific level, or in the case of the PC version, a patch was released to remove it.

Arguments against the airport scene are free-range and about as half-arsed as you can get from the usual peanut gallery, with claims that it will make the children buy guns and shoot people, because the childrens play the games of the violences and that makes them irredeemable violent childrens.

Honestly, can’t the knee-jerk reactionaries move on to something new to blame for the world’s ills? First it was books, then rock and roll, now games: what about just blaming everything on some far-off planet that’s shooting radioactive particles into our brains at the speed of light. That makes more sense.

Modern Warfare 2: Directly responsible for an increase in scuba-diving accidents.

Modern Warfare 2: Directly responsible for an increase in scuba-diving accidents.

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