Friday, October 30

Australian lobbyist group wants the government to re-rate Modern Warfare 2

Ever since the illegal footage of Modern Warfare to was leaked, controversy has arisen over a scene in the game that allows you to play as a terrorist. As the terrorist, you can shoot innocent civilians and also children. However, according to Activision, the scene is misrepresented and players can skip through it if desired.

Misrepresented or not, Australian lobbyist group Australian Council on Children and the Media, is moving ahead with a petition demanding the government re-visit the rating of MDW2.

"The consequences of terrorism are just abhorrent in our community and yet here we are with a product that's meant to be passed off as leisure activity, actually promoting what most world leaders speak out publicly against," council president Jane Roberts told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"If that material was on the internet about how to become a terrorist, how to join a group and how to wipe out people - that would be removed because it would not be acceptable."

The group wants MDW2 removed from the MA+15 rating to Uncensored. In other words, they want the game to get banned in Australia.

We're leaving the room now.

10/30/09 Ernice Gilbert

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