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Fury As Daily Mail Compares Real Horrors Of 7/7 To A Video Game

by | 26th, May 2011

SCARE Story of the Day is Call of Duty 3, a shoot-’em-video game that will send pain and destruction whirling into London like a visting Hen Night party from Middlesborough.

This “ultra-violent computer game” has propmted “Fury” in the Mail because it “recreates 7/7 Tube bomb-style attacks“.

Pretty sick, eh. But, still, if the deaths of 52 people is to be a game, maybe there’s an option for sicko gamers to play the hero and stop the bloodshed?

The game “features explosions and scenes of destruction on the London Tube and at the Houses of Parliament.”

It must be banned!

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.

Pretty much anyone and everyone who was in London on that bloody day was affected by the massacre. Millions more watching on the telly would have been affected. They and their “supporters” must number in the tens of millions. As such, it should not be too hard to find a name of one who will give voice to their fury. Well, it is. The Mail has no quotes from anyone to illustrate the full horror of the fury.

Undeterred by evidence, the Mail just trucks on:

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

Children, eh? Like the children that can access the Mail’s website which – get this – features the trailer?

And what you don’t see in the trailer can be imagined:

In one particularly vivid shot, an armed soldier on a truck cuts in front of a Tube carriage, derailing and causing it to explode.

Eventually, the Mail does find a source willing to comment.

Vivienne Pattison, spokesman for campaign group Mediawatch UK, said: ‘I have concerns as these games are hyper-real and take place in a landscape we are familiar with. In light of the fact we have just had the 7/7 inquests, it is in incredibly poor taste.’

Hyper-real… As in not real. And Media Watch might not be least partisan of sources, given that it campaigns for “family values in the media“. As its website says:

We believe children should be able to grow up protected from unsuitable, and potentially harmful, adult material.

In which case, it might be affronted to note that the Mail – a website open to all members of the fmaily – has footage of this hyper-real video game that has yet to be given an age certificate.

Oh, and in case you think any of this has to do with 7/7, it doesn’t:

Activision, who make the game, said: ‘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.’

Phew! Although the fear is that jihadis think the game is a documentary and are rejoicing at the mayhem right now. Look out for footage of the hyper-real action on Iran’s Press TV…



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