The Daily Mail does it again

The Daily Mail is at it again: the curtain-twitching right-wing bigots paper of choice is always on the look-out for something to be angry or outraged about, so there she be no surprise that they’ve decided to print a load of old hogwash about the upcoming Modern Warfare 3.

The Mail has decided that there has been ‘fury’ about the game’s trailer, which is ‘inappropriate’, and that ‘supporters of those affected by the 7/7 suicide attacks’ wanted the game banned. They provided no evidence whatsoever for their latter claim. Not that it matters of course, because even if people did think this way, they could still swivel on it for being such preposterous, over-reaching, prissy little fools.

‘An ultra-violent computer game which features explosions and scenes of destruction on the London Tube and at the Houses of Parliament is to be released later this year,’ wrote the paper. ‘Supporters of those affected by the 7/7 suicide attacks in July 2005, which killed 52 people, called for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to be banned.

‘The game's trailer, which is described as 'inappropriate' for children, depicts military helicopters, rocket launchers and black-op style soldiers in balaclavas.’

After further nonsense and scaremongering, they then bury a perfectly sensible quote from developer Activision right at the bottom of the piece: ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a fictional action game aimed at mature adults and set in World War Three. The scenes in the game are entirely fictional and are not intended to recreate any historical events.’

However none of this matters of course, as the whole point of articles like this one is to make sure they generate as much outrage as possible from irritated gamers, thereby generating loads of hits for themselves. News values, people, it’s all about news values, so don’t click on the link – ok?

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