‘Modern Warfare’ trailer: Does Washington burning go too far?

Tagged: Modern Warfare, Gaming
Source: The Christian Science Monitor - Read the full article
Posted: 4 years 51 weeks ago

The scenes are familiar enough to even the casual gamer: tanks rumble by, choppers pass overhead, exchanging gunfire with troops on the ground; explosions erupt left and right, revealing the grimacing faces of soldiers fighting a faceless enemy. But in the upcoming “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2/Infamy” one thing stands out: the gallant mansion reduced to rubble doesn’t belong to some crazed separatist dictator hellbent on all kinds of nefarious acts. Instead, it’s the White House. The scenes of post-apocalyptic scenes of carnage play out not in some fictional town in eastern Europe, but in Washington D.C. itself.

The game’s trailer, which debuted to a national audience tuned into Sunday night’s Steelers-Chargers NFL game, has racked up close to 200,000 views since its posting on YouTube Sunday, and reports have it that more than a million have pre-ordered the game. Does the game go too far? Is it offensive?

 

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Anonymous

No way - HAWX Had a storyline where there was an attack on DC/America, and no one classified it as 'offensive'. We can't really judge a game by it's trailer, we can only wait and try out the finished product.