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Modern Warfare 2 Not Recalled In Russia After All 94

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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  • MW2 and Steam (Score:5, Interesting)

    by sopssa ( 1498795 ) * <sopssa@email.com> on Friday November 20, 2009 @05:06AM (#30169120) Journal

    This whole MW2 release on PC has been notoriously shitty. First the removal of dedicated servers and leaning (that still pisses me off so much in multiplayer). The matchmaking system works nicely, but they could had still added.. eh, enabled the support for dedicated servers, since it's already build-in to the engine. Now it also seems that pirates and hackers are running rampant [youtube.com] on the legit servers, and they also hacked support for dedicated servers. If you do this with a legit version, you'll probably get banned for cheating.

    And yesterday they removed MW2 from everyones Steam account that had bought the game from different region or sites like g2play.net that sell it cheaper. This happened for me too, so now I'm unable to play my legitly bought game. This is a response from Steam support:

    Your Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 CD Key has been purchased from an unauthorized re-seller of Steam CD Keys. Your CD Key has been revoked. Please do not complete any purchases with this vendor.

    Only CD Keys included with retail copies or purchased from authorized retailers will be allowed.

    Still it's a legit version of the game, just that it comes from a reseller instead of Walmart or Steam. And all Activision, IW and Steam made money on the purchase - only one that lost was me and I cant even play it anymore. It's great when legit, paying customers are treated that way while pirates get more off the game for free and don't risk losing their money and game.

  • by V!NCENT ( 1105021 ) on Friday November 20, 2009 @06:02AM (#30169390)

    It's censorship. But what if a Russian game studio made a kickass game with a scene where the US is pure evil and bad and you take the role of a Russian person to kick the US governments ass?

    Well that would be a bit stupid to release it like that in the US. Allthough I do not think a lot of US citizens would mind kicking the ass of their own government. I know I wouldn't mind kicking mine ^^,

    But it's still kinda wrong...

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