Surprise, surprise. Another video game linked to violent real world events.
Why is it whenever something like this happens, the media jumps to blame anything and everything. There was a terrorist attack, Call of Duty did it. A car got stolen, Grand Theft Auto did it.
I love how there was no mention at all in the above news report that there is an option to skip the “No Russian” mission. It is very disturbing, there is no denying it. I played the mission and had difficulty pulling the trigger even on video game civilians. But I felt it was an important mission in the game. To give players a perspective on why the War on Terror exists.
To compare the Moscow airport bombing to Modern Warfare 2 is ignorant. While the incident was tragic the only link it has to MW2 is that is happened in a Russian airport. There were no men walking though the airport gunning down people with LMGs.
As for the theory that terrorists are using games like Call of Duty for ideas to apply to real life, that is a load of BS. Are they aware of how silly that sounds? I’m sure the terrorists have plenty of sick ideas without the “help” of American video games.
The bottom line here is that people need to stop blaming video games for the problems in the world today. That goes for TV and books too. Just because they are easy targets to place blame doesn’t mean they are the problem.