Sessler's Soapbox: The Modern Warfare 2 Airport Scene

Posted: November 11, 2009
Sessler's Soapbox: The Modern Warfare 2 Airport Scene

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  • Mr.Infamous

    but the media doesnt care if you get on gta and go to a hospital and beat innocent people to death with a baseball bat

    Posted: January 21, 2010 5:15 PM
  • Cryptomaster420

    the airport scene shouldnt be posted on fox as a bad scene what about these 13 yr olds playin GTA IV if fox just picks at MW2 so WTF fox in the COD series comparison to GTA IV in GTA IV u can run over pedistrians and you at fox didnt pick at that so STFU and watch oops i mean play the game that feels like an action movie and try to understand the art of the story line but im guessing u have nothing bettr to do

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    Posted: December 19, 2009 8:46 AM
  • tom8985

    i live in Australia and i dont find this level offending, although it does raise the question, How did this level get through to Australia when Left 4 Dead 2 got edited and originally banned. i know this has little to do with this video in question but the fact that left 4 dead 2 is banned is still quite frustrating to me.

    Posted: November 24, 2009 2:21 AM
  • doomfan71192

    i myself, love this mission, its fun, and if you hate me because of it, thats your problem. i agree with Adam. just open fire!!

    Posted: November 19, 2009 9:28 PM
  • shevenden

    Really...you couldn't shoot anyone? I thought that IW should have actually went further and put a penalty in the game if you didn't. Just because if it was real(and believe me there are people behind the lines that have to do stuff they don't want to) your cover would be broke if you didn't go along with it. I personally must be desensitized because I see worse on the evening news than I did on this game.

    Posted: November 17, 2009 2:53 PM
  • BusterFuss

    Take what Adam said last post. If you take a perfect cake and poop beside it, you ruin the whole thing! Fast-forward to this post and transpose the same argument for this mission and this is how I feel. This one mission ruins the whole game for me. I am sure the game rocks otherwise but I WILL not buy it and this is my point. We have to view this as voting with our money. In effect, you are saying IW can do whatever they want and that is what they think because no matter what they put in the game we will be like sheep and buy it anyways. With this mentality, they keep pushing and pushing the limit, ala Grand Theft Auto, seeing how much they can get away with. Where do you draw the line? Maybe you think killing innocent people in a simulation is ok. This is for you to decide but remember there are other games perhaps more deserving of your money/vote than this one. After the grenade spam video and now this, it sounds like IW is getting a god-like mentality and only you can change that by voting with your money. Are you a sheep?

    Posted: November 17, 2009 2:13 PM
  • AkimboTrout

    I almost wish that I had been blind sided by the "No Russian" sequence. Being told ahead of time that this is a controversial scene and that I may be offended by it completely ruined the emotional impact and any original feelings I may have had for it.

    Having already been prepared for the level, I was unable to really immerse myself in the character. Instead I felt as if I was an outside observer. Where as other events, such as those that unfold in levels like "Loose Ends" completely floored me. I wasn't ready for it because I didn't see it coming. I wasn't told ahead of time that I might have an emotional response to this sequence and therefor everything that I felt about this level was real.

    Im not sure if the video was leaked on purpose or accident; if it was a publicity stunt to observe peoples reactions to the content of the game or just a bate and switch to cover up other scenes in the game that people may find offensive. Either way I somehow feel a little cheated.

    Posted: November 17, 2009 12:54 PM
  • Neo_Alucard_69

    I have played the game and from what i seen and heard.......WHAT THE BIG DEAL?! Being a gamer for over 25 years now I had seen my share of Video Game Contovesies.From Mortal Kombat to Grand Theft Auto,even as games like Mass Effect or Dragon Age(cue the Porno Music)Most of these arguements and complaints come from Irresponsible Parents(They buy their 7-12 year old child a M-rated video game cause they ask for it,while not researching the game to see if it appropriate for then to play with or sit down and play with them) or a feckless media(Fox News).Govermental watchdog are even worse(Sen.Liberman and Others) cause not only do they not play these games to even pass judgement,they put rules and regulations that can be bypass....My point it this,stop treating games as true-life simulation,parent be more resposible for your purchase(many stores require i.d. for children under the age of 17 to purchase m-rated games)The media has to be more reliable and inform(Unlike Fox News)and govement official should see the real-life simulations used by the military.....Video Games is Enteraiment and a art form,not a tool or a Babysitter....

    Posted: November 17, 2009 9:50 AM
  • lotrdude327

    I believe you should have gone on Fox. The person they got to defend the game was... well... nervous to say the least. He did not do it justice or help minimize the conservative media hype. I think you have the intelligence to have made a better argument on MW2's behalf. However, I have to agree with Vinny that subjecting yourself to Fox Noise is just awful.

    As for the scene itself. I have played it, it was disturbing to me but I did not feel offended. I thought it was a well needed plot device for this story of extremes.

    Posted: November 17, 2009 6:57 AM
  • autowolf

    I fail to see how this sequence is any worse than any random scenario in the gta franchise. omg shooting unarmed people wow, really is that honestly worth all this controversy? its a game your not shooting real people, the violence in this game is cartoonish at best, and the fact is we have seen the same thing or much worse in games before. I fail to see the point of this, other than g4 and every one else simply hyping the game. Tell every one there is something controversial and the game sells more copies. I'm not trying to see in any way that activision is paying networks to do this, I'm just saying this is a marketing strategy and nothing more. Take a look at the violence in dragon rising and you tell me whats more graphic and disturbing.

    Posted: November 17, 2009 1:00 AM
  • 0Devildog0

    The most amazing thing about the video game industry right now, is that we are actually capable of having conversations like this. As a video game player, one has to be thankful such a deep video game culture has been created that we can discuss topics that can make us feel uncomfortable from time to time. That, in itself, is the next obvious step forward in gaming. Right, wrong, or indifferent, this scene has set a benchmark, by effectively creating a mood that is so realistically taboo, that some people actually feel bad after interacting with it. This is the kind of thing horror movie directors have been searching out for years. I don t remember analyzing duck hunt this closely, which makes me wonder if controversy isn t such a bad thing sometimes.

    Posted: November 17, 2009 12:13 AM
  • drumsofreckoning

    Good point tjmcclucas there is no experience like the real thing and understandibly so. But for most people the only experience is virtual I know thats not the only excellent point u made. But the fact is the world is obsessed with violence and war reasons being, most of them will never experience the real thing. Civilization has been obsessed with war and violence since the dawn of time and it will never change and has always been entertainment, example being the romans and there colliseum. I have plenty of marine and army buds who have been in combat in Irag and Afghanistan most of them were in Afghanistan since 2001 barely getting out recently and they saw some messed up things. Most of them dont wanna talk about them understandibly so, but all of them love themselves some call of duty especially the modern warfare series cuz they take it as entertainment and thats all this game is as well as every other game.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 9:55 PM
  • scorpian876

    The Fox News has to lay off of violent video games.
    Russia has banned Call of Duty Modern war Fare 2 about gunning down people in an airport insulted the people in Russia, Russia invaded a country like Goergia without NATOS permission,

    Russia needs to calm down because Call of Duty Modern War Fare did not attack people in real life,
    Russia attacked a real country ,like Georgia.
    Like I said Russia needs to chill out,

    What was more real and not real.
    You decide!

    Posted: November 16, 2009 6:49 PM
  • scorpian876

    The Fox News has to lay off of violent video games.
    Russia has banned Call of Duty Modern war Fare 2 about gunning down people in an airport insulted the people in Russia, Russia invaded a country like Goergia without NATOS permission,

    Russia needs to calm down because Call of Duty Modern War Fare did not attack people in real life,
    Russia attacked a real country ,like Georgia.
    Like I said Russia needs to chill out,

    What was more real and not real.
    You decide!

    Posted: November 16, 2009 6:49 PM
  • aliasbean

    Adam you should go on MSNBC instead of Fox News since they are obviously not biased at all!


    We get it, they're conservative leaning, no less than MSNBC gets a tingle up and down their leg everytime Obama talks.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 4:28 PM
  • Zack_Nero

    Am with Sessler, video games are starting to become more of an impact with our lives, and also fox is stupid with the whole fox and friends thing. The person that complained about Mass Effect ended up apoligize the poor review she gave after she played the game. Their is a lot of different games and it is still going to change in the ways they are now. So all that games do is give us entertainmet, it doesn't tell us to kill everyone in the world. It is just an escape from the world, that's all really.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 3:22 PM
  • Kyte17

    Mr.Sessler, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are completely out of your league in terms of philosophy and politics. Now before you go ranting your self righteous BS know that a company should be able to say whatever it wants just as an individual should be able to say whatever they want.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 2:22 PM
  • AgileNate

    This wouldn't be a problem if video games were not looked at as a kids toy by the mainstream. Something needs to be said that Gaming shares a wide variety on ages and kids should not play mature games. It needs to be represented as serious as cigarettes and alcohol as parents wouldn't buy their children those things because they know the issues regarding those products.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 12:46 PM
  • gnosis_darkid

    tjmcclucas raises a good point - that no medium can truly replicate such an event as war, and that war is a truly soul-destroying situation. It therefore must be questioned why so many gamers get off on playing war games... is it really that so many are silly little boys who need their masculinity stoked by simple, remedial actions such as SHOOTING THINGS IN THE FACE!!!!! and that such an act must be AS REAL AS POSSIBLE!!!!!! Sad, sad, sad....at least the likes of Halo separate themselves from reality (insofar as we currently perceive it to be) and thereby transcend (or sidestep) the concerns both myself and tjmcclucas have already raised.

    Guys, the videogame medium is all about escapism...at least it was when I started playing... it was about escaping reality and immersing yourself into some alternate world, in a similar manner as reading a Terry Pratchett book. Nowadays, gamers get boner's over the equivalent of some trashy military novel and all hail it like the second fricking coming. Jeez, watch the creativity of games just die a death so we can let business bucks rule the medium... man, I wish the videogame industry would grow up and expand beyond this simple 'boys and their toys' mentality... and that the 14 - 21 male demographic wasn't so flipping rampant in their purchasing power.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 11:59 AM
  • nogard1975

    its a game, its a game, its a game! and it warns you about what you are about to see, and is mature rated. we are adults, supposedly, lets act like it. if you don't like it don't play it, its very simple

    Posted: November 16, 2009 11:12 AM