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Modern Warfare 2 Not Recalled In Russia After All 94

Posted by Soulskill
from the it's-the-thought-that-counts dept.
thief21 writes "After claims that console versions Modern Warfare 2 had been recalled in Russia due to complaints from politicians and the gaming public over the infamous airport slaughter scene, it turns out the stories were completely untrue. Activision never released a console version of the game in Russia." Instead, they simply edited the notorious scene out of the PC version. They did this of their own volition, since Russia doesn't have a formal ratings committee.
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Modern Warfare 2 Not Recalled In Russia After All

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  • Re:MW2 and Steam (Score:4, Informative)

    by Xest (935314) on Friday November 20, 2009 @07:39AM (#30169764)

    Many games now, presumably including CoD MW2 on the PC force you to register with and attach the game to Steam to play them. They use Steam for activation to check your CD key is legit, and now it seems, to ban you from using the game. They can also for example use Steam to prevent you from playing a game you've purchased outside of Steam before the release date if it arrives early.

  • its not censorship (Score:3, Informative)

    by hellfish006 (1000936) on Friday November 20, 2009 @09:09AM (#30170096)
    When they are removing a level from the game that is completely unnecessary to play, should just be a video, serves no real point since you don't have to shoot anyone and the mission still plays out the same. The level and your actions in it have no real effect on the game whatsoever. It was for pure media attention which is ridiculous because this game was already going to be huge.

People will buy anything that's one to a customer.