Daily Mail has a pop at Modern Warfare 2

Monday, 9th November 2009 10:53 GMT By Johnny Cullen


We didn’t see this coming…

The Daily Mail has an article on it’s website, slamming Modern Warfare 2. And it only took this long.

One of the quotes from the article has a pop at the game for letting players kill civilians in terror attacks.

“Among the most controversial is a situation where the gamer must decide whether to kill unarmed civilians at a Russian airport in order to infiltrate a terrorist group.”

Labour MP Keith Vaz even has a say on the matter, saying he will air concerns for the game in parliament later on today.

“I am absolutely shocked by the level of violence in this game and am particularly concerned about how realistic the game itself looks,” said Vaz.

Surprise, surprise…

Thanks, MCV.



  1. Detale

    I wondered when Mr Vaz would poke his nose in. Surprised it’s taken this long really…

    #1 5 years ago


    #2 5 years ago

    (I was talking about the Daily Mail, btw)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Dannybuoy

    two words spring to mind… knee and jerk

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Egon Superb

    Let’s hope they put up a BANTHISSICKFILTH poll soon that we can jack.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. phatb0y

    Not a bad review from Mr Vaz.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Freek

    At what point is the penny finally going to drop and everybody realizes that video games are no longer (and haven’t been for a very long time) a for kids only medium?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. freedoms_stain

    I actually read this on the 7th and thought they were fairly lenient about it, they don’t renounce gaming as sick twisted or evil, they pretty much just state the facts on this one, which for the Daily Mail is a fucking rarity.

    They say the game has controversial segments, can anyone deny that after we had two pages of argument over it here on vg247 ourselves? They mention that these bits can be skipped.

    If they really wanted to take a pop at gaming they could have claimed bullshit about the corruption of our youth through “forced” violent sections of games, but they didn’t, they just told it like it is.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. OlderGamer

    I don’t know much about this history of Daily Mail. But the piece of MW2 was pretty level headed and spot on in my book.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    …and it begins. Be prepared to see all the crying on your local news cast soon. Now all it takes is some emo kid to shoot up his school cafeteria.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    We tend to leave that sort of thing up to you lot. It’s not very British. Our kids are still flushing each others heads down the toilet.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    living in Americaaaa! :D

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Detale

    Vaz is raising it in the House of Commons this afternoon:

    Not exactly Prime Minister’s question time, but still…

    #13 5 years ago
  14. scratchy69

    If I point out for the record that Keith Vaz is a bit of a cunt, does that break any libel laws?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Detale

    Is it libel if it’s true?

    #15 5 years ago

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