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Modern Warfare 2: Single Player Impressions

Here it is. The Christmas gaming juggernaut that has sent so many other heavyweight titles fleeing in fear for the colder climes of February and March. The follow up to the immense Call of Duty 4, a game that has courted controversy and sold millions, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has arrived and I’ve spent much of the last week staying frosty, checking my corners and hooahing my way through the completely bonkers single player campaign. You’ll fight for the US Rangers and super elite Task Force 141 in a globetrotting adventure that sees you taking on endless armies…

Modern Warfare 2 – Killing Civilians

Once again, the world has been confronted with difficult questions about the nature of videogames as an entertainment form. Footage of recently release Modern Warfare 2 featuring the player gunning down innocent civilians in an airport was leaked several weeks ago and caused the usual ignorant and ill-informed backlash from the usual ignorant and ill-informed social commentators in the press. Accusations that “it makes light of terrorist activities” were thrown around will-nilly, betraying a gross misunderstanding of the medium, not to mention the scene itself (as this isn’t exactly what I would call a “light” treatment of terrorist violence). Yes,…