Saturday, November 14, 2009

Modern Warfare 2 is Unleashed

Activision is now presenting Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which is a sequel to the famous and successful Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. This first-person shooting game has smashed UK sales records on its first day of release. Sold an estimated 1.23 million units the game sold almost double that of the previous record holder, Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV).

On its release, 00:00 GMT November 1010, hundreds were lining up in front of shops waiting to get their hands on one of those copies.

"Our form of interactive entertainment has completely come of age."

The publishers of Modern Warfare 2, Activision, have predicted total sales of 3m across the UK while some analysts believe it could sell 10m copies globally in the run up to Christmas. Robert Kotick, CEO of Activision, described it as "one of the largest entertainment launches of any media of all time".

Modern Warfare 2 is the sixth instalment in the Call of Duty series and gives players the chance to be a member of a military strike force that takes on a Russian ultra-nationalist terrorist group.
The game has drawn criticism because one section, prefaced by a warning screen, involves a player joining a massacre of civilians at an airport.
Labour MP Keith Vaz condemned the game saying he was "absolutely shocked" by its violence. In response, Activision said the scene was "not representative of overall experience".

Labour MP Tom Watson has set up a Facebook group to defend games such as Call of Duty from their critics. "This is specifically intended for an adult audience and accordingly has emotional, adult content," said Mr Rawlinson.
"As an 18-rated videogame, it is important that this game is not played by children, and parents should be appropriately vigilant."

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