The skippable scene of terrorist atrocities shown in the leaked footage of Modern Warfare 2 on YouTube was disturbing. Australian Council on Children and the Media called for MW2’s MA15+ to be reconsidered. They may actively ban it from the sale.
Jane Roberts of Australian Council on Children and the Media said in this regard, “The consequences of terrorism are just abhorrent in our community and yet here we are a product that’s meant to be passed off as a leisure time activity, actually promoting what most world leaders speak out publicly against.”
Let us check what was the report filed in regard of the offending scene by the Classification Board that accompanied the MA15+ rating decision: “Several civilians are shot with blood burst wounds, civilian corpses are strewn across the airport floor, often in stylized pools of blood, injured civilians crawl away with lengthy blood trails behind them.”
In this regard Activision released a statement saying that it was “meant to evoke the atrocities of terrorism.”
Robert Bowling at last confirmed about the 3rd person perspective. He said to Joystiq, “It’s not something you can toggle on and off in ANY game. The special mode can only be played in private matches — toggled on or off just like “Hardcore” settings — or in playlists that are designated for third-person play.”
Bowling added further, “This is just another cool way to play the game, you obviously will still have the option to play gametypes normal as well.”
According to IGN, they have cross checked this news with Robert Bowling for its accuracy.
Previously there was a leaked copy in French that spotted 3rd Person Team Deathmath and Cage Match 3rd Person. All these back up the 3re person claims.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
DirectX®: Microsoft DirectX(R) 9.0c
Hard Drive: 12GB of free hard drive space
Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet Connection required for activation.
Co-op/Multiplayer Hosting: To host Co-op or MP matches, a 2Ghz dual-core or better processor is recommended.
The main advantage of PC games is that the hardware can be upgraded when required. People don’t need to depend on the fixed hardware as in the case of console.
$10 price hike on Modern Warfare 2 PC version Activision has again done what they think in pricing. This time it is for the PC version. The normal PC game RRP of $50 has been replaced. Modern Warfare 2 will cost $60 on PC.
The main advantage for PC gamers is that the games cost less than the PS3 or Xbox 360 version. It costs at least $10 or £10 in the US and UK market respectively. This time it is not the same story. Amazon.com as well as the GameStop has listed their PC version for $60. This means Activision is again charging more cash for a game.
Earlier we had seen that the Call of Duty series had too many piracies on PC. This time how the situation will help Activision is unknown. The price hike gives opportunistic situations to piracy in fact.
Well, one thing is sure. Raising the prices of videogames and consoles instead of dropping them is really becoming a disturbing trend.
Joel Emslie is the lead character artist of Modern Warfare 2.