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Modern Warfare 2 Censored in Russia

Those of you who have spent time going through the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 campaign (or have been following the news of it) will know about the controversial "No Russian" airport mission.

According to a translation of a Russian report, Modern Warfare 2 in its current form is banned in Russia. Those in power have found the "No Russian" level to be objectionable in its portrayal of Russia's armed forces, who in the game invade and attack WashingtonD.C.

The report says that a censored version without the level is now pending approval from the Russian government.

UPDATE: Activision Blizzard has commented on the matter, clarifying that there was no ban or recall as the game ships in Russia censored.

"Other countries have formal ratings boards that we regularly work with. However, Russia does not have a formal ratings entity. As a result, we chose to block the scene after seeking the advice of local counsel," the company told Eurogamer in a statement. "Reports that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been banned in Russia are erroneous.  Activision only released a PC version of the game in Russia which went on sale on Tuesday, 10th November."

  • JonathanDeane
    The weird part is that its not anti Russian its just that the terrorist happens to be Russian. So to me it just another case of some one taking some sort of fiction too seriously.
    How many times are people from the United States slammed in video games and on TV and online ? If I took them personally I would be angry 24/7 lol

    I guess the only way for video game companies to avoid slandering some sort of group is to make the bad guys aliens/monsters and thats only until we run into them and they take offense about it...
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  • lifelesspoet
    nothing to see here guys, move along
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  • frontliner
    Did they forget about World in conflict already where they invaded Seattle and took over Europe?
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  • wildwell
    Was "Die Hard" banned in Germany?
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  • hakesterman
    Those Communist Bastards....................

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  • datawrecker
    soldier37In other news, Dedicated servers for the PC version are still a nogo here in the U.S....
    Check that statement. Hackers have made dedicated servers for us.
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  • fuser
    It's not like anyone in Russia was planning to BUY the game anyway.
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  • xaephod
    Nice to live in the free world, huh?
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  • xaephod
    Oh yeah, can't wait to see the dedicated servers up and running.
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  • accolite
    Check that statement. Hackers have made dedicated servers for us.

    yeah, but IW didn't. Whats your point?
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