Modern Warfare 2 airport terror attack stirs controversy(Read article summary)
Leaked footage of Modern Warfare 2 has caused an uproar, and prompted a response from the game's publisher.
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Now new leaked footage of the game is giving more people pause. Publisher Activision said the video was "taken from a copy of game that was obtained illegally and is not representative of the overall gameplay experience."
The clip posted online Wednesday shows the player assuming the role of a terrorist carrying out a calculated attack at an airport. The player joins a team of four terrorists who use automatic weapons and explosives on civilians waiting at a security checkpoint before shooting their way through a terminal.
Activision, in response to concerns that arose from such graphic imagery, issued the following statement:
Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2 features a deep and gripping storyline in which players face off against a terrorist threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. The game includes a plot involving a mission carried out by a Russian villain who wants to trigger a global war. In order to defeat him, the player infiltrates his inner circle. The scene is designed to evoke the atrocities of terrorism.