The new Call Of Duty game, scheduled for release this coming Tuesday, is sure to cause controversy with more than just one or two overpaid tabloid journalists.
The video below, (SPOILER ALERT), shows a cut scene from the game entitled ‘Davis Family Vacation‘ and is played out entirely through the husband/father’s POV with a hand held camera. He’s filming his daughter and wife enjoying their holiday on the streets of London when…KABLOOEY!
We’re a cynical bunch but we couldn’t help but think this was more of a deliberate move by the game’s developers to drum up some scandal, (nothing sells a game more than controversy), rather than expand or enrich the storyline. This isn’t the first time developers Infinity Ward or publishers Activision have rolled out near-the-knuckle content, Modern Warfare 2 came under critical fire back in 2009, when the infamous ‘No Russian‘ airport sequence sent journalists positively mental, as players had the option of partaking in a massacre of innocent civilians at a Russian airport.
What we can’t understand is why a child being blown to smithereens or a horrific bloodbath in a public facility is considered palatable enough content for a PG-13 rated game by Infinity Ward and Activision, yet for some strange reason they get all offended that their good name may be sullied if a porn star turns up at their game’s launch party?
Violence good. Sex bad!
That said, there’s nowt here you wouldn’t see in a Hollywood blockbuster. They’ve been killing off kids for years. Take Macauly Culkin in My Girl for example, they executed the poor wee mite by a swarm of angry bees. You callous Hollywood bastards!