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(Kotaku)   You knew it was coming, comrade. Call of Duty being blamed for the Russian bombing   (kotaku.com) divider line 115
    More: Unlikely, Russia Today, busiest airport, Modern Warfare 2, Foundation for Defense of Democracies  
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2011-01-25 05:46:52 PM
Great. Now they're going to invade and then hit us with an EMP.
 
2011-01-25 06:06:51 PM
Ironically, I was in an Airport Domination match when the news broke

/stupid farking penetration kills
 
2011-01-25 06:56:09 PM
Call of Duty used to be cool until Bad Company 2 came out. Haven't played a COD game since.
 
2011-01-25 06:57:01 PM
There should be a blanket template that covers blaming [insert game] for any and all violent crimes.
 
2011-01-25 06:57:59 PM

BigMevy: There should be a blanket template that covers blaming [insert game] for any and all violent crimes.


I'm pretty sure the old fallback is Doom 2
 
2011-01-25 06:59:02 PM
I blame "Passegner 57."
 
2011-01-25 06:59:37 PM
Jack Thompson...

Reads TFA

Nope, Russian TV

Jack my boy, you're slacking.
 
2011-01-25 07:00:24 PM
I heard that on NPR, and I KNEW someone would blame Modern Warfare.

Just pray no one re-enacts Shock and Awe.
 
2011-01-25 07:00:37 PM

ThisNameSux: Call of Duty used to be cool until Bad Company 2 came out. Haven't played a COD game since.


So much THIS. I even bought Black Ops when it came out, got to about level 20 online and the went back to BC2.

/COD is prettier
//BC is more fun
 
2011-01-25 07:01:25 PM
Personally, I blame Mario Kart.
 
2011-01-25 07:03:41 PM
I blame Tetris. That's what Russians play, isn't it?
 
2011-01-25 07:04:11 PM

gunsmack: Personally, I blame Mario Kart.


MK-XD?
 
2011-01-25 07:04:55 PM

UberDave: Great. Now they're going to invade and then hit us with an EMP.


Actually it was Captain Price that reprogrammed the missile to launch over the US and detonate in the atmosphere causing the EMP. Giving the US the upper hand to retake Washington.

Citation (new window)

But yes, other than that, they are still going to invade us.
 
2011-01-25 07:05:35 PM
Yeah because I bet poor muslims in the northern caucuses all sit down in front of the ps3 at night to find inspiration for a decades old territorial/religious dispute with the Motherland
 
2011-01-25 07:06:07 PM
Infinity Ward was just asking for trouble with that level. I expect they'll be getting death threats.
 
2011-01-25 07:06:24 PM
Bomberman, FTW.
 
2011-01-25 07:06:42 PM
I really actually feel sorry for those terrorist bastards, because when Putin gets a hold of them...whew, it's going to be ugly.
 
2011-01-25 07:07:58 PM

gunsmack: Personally, I blame Mario Kart.


I blame the announcement of Duke Nukem being released. Drove them over the edge.
 
2011-01-25 07:08:02 PM

Maniacal Rambler: ThisNameSux: Call of Duty used to be cool until Bad Company 2 came out. Haven't played a COD game since.

So much THIS. I even bought Black Ops when it came out, got to about level 20 online and the went back to BC2.

/COD is prettier
//BC is more fun


Call of Duty hasn't been cool since COD2. And BF2>BFBC2. Hopefully BF3 lives up to the shiat EA is spouting about, but BFBC2 didn't, so whatever
 
2011-01-25 07:09:33 PM
I blame Pong for all the back and forth.
 
2011-01-25 07:09:43 PM
At first I was confused.

Then I realized they were talking about single-player.

Who the fark plays single-player?

/Don't think I played more than three hours of Black Ops, it sucks that bad.
//UO forever
///And BC2
 
2011-01-25 07:09:59 PM

Maniacal Rambler: I even bought Black Ops


lol I have it too. I've probably only played it for a total of two hours. I play BC2 almost every day.

The one COD game I really enjoyed for a long time was UO. Finally gave up on it when BC2 came out.
 
2011-01-25 07:10:10 PM
That took longer than I thought it would
 
2011-01-25 07:10:52 PM
So the game with shooting is just like a real life happening with no shooting?

I blame the damned Smurfs! Carbon copy!
 
2011-01-25 07:12:34 PM
Yeah, it was one of the 10 rich kids in Russia who has an xbox
 
2011-01-25 07:12:51 PM

brichter: Yeah because I bet poor muslims in the northern caucuses all sit down in front of the ps3 at night to find inspiration for a decades old territorial/religious dispute with the Motherland


I think you hit the PS3's key demographic pretty accurately there-those who are poor and uneducated:^)
 
2011-01-25 07:14:16 PM
Didn't Sarah Palin's facebook page have a gunsight on that airport? I'm pretty sure I saw it somewhere....
 
2011-01-25 07:16:52 PM

gunsmack: Personally, I blame Mario Kart.


I don't think they were lobbing red and blue shells
 
2011-01-25 07:17:18 PM
yeah, it is totally similar...

/except for the bombing part
 
2011-01-25 07:18:42 PM
As a card carrying fark liberal, I can get on board with this allegation. After all, people don't kill people, video games, guns and bombs do. Now that is logic that fark liberals like me can believe in.
 
2011-01-25 07:19:08 PM
Psychopath terrorists play FPS video games? Whoonoo?
 
2011-01-25 07:20:53 PM
A perfect example on this youtube link to see how the news really get reported
Link (new window)
 
2011-01-25 07:21:02 PM
www.mapmodnews.com

wrong game asshats.
 
2011-01-25 07:21:18 PM

Porrick: I blame Tetris. That's what Russians play, isn't it?


O da! (new window)
 
2011-01-25 07:21:53 PM
Strike that commentary.
 
2011-01-25 07:23:03 PM
They didn't use a bomb in MW2. Try again.
 
2011-01-25 07:24:01 PM
Blame Game

1. Super Mario Brothers - this game causes plumbers to take drugs to go into another world where their plumbing duties involve kicking turtle shells (pet turtles) and jumping inside tubes (raping the female at the home they're working at). They also eat mushrooms to become giants and crush doll houses.

2. Castlevania - every goth person who has been discriminated against or bullied can blame this game. The game encourages the use of whips to destroy goths, throw crucifixes at them with deadly accuracy, and eat their hearts to prolong life.

3. MC Kids - The McDonald's game. This should be blamed for America's obesity. If you eat McDonald's, you can save the world from pollution and other bizarre things!

4. Sonic the Hedgehog - blame this game for every person caught beating the red light. Not only does it train their minds to accept that speed = reward, but it also tells them that running over animals can give them money.

5. Sim City - why is your city currently in the crapper? Blame your mayor who was exposed to this game a long time ago! Natural disasters and overspending became a very FUN thing to do, you can be sure that this shaped the person's desire to become the mayor in the first place!

6. Police Quest - blame this game for every cop who decides that removing clothes while being awarded in public is A-OK!

7. King's Quest - blame this game for every theft that ever happened! With immortal quotes such as "Take everything that isn't nailed down!", it has inspired thieves all over the world to follow this golden advice!
 
2011-01-25 07:25:36 PM
I blame Counterstrike. TERRORISTS WIN
 
2011-01-25 07:25:38 PM
But I thought all the violence in the world was a result of Sarah Palin's hateful rhetoric. Lets not get distracted here, all tragedies exist to be used as political weapons to silence the tea-party.
 
2011-01-25 07:25:52 PM

Sgt.Zim: At first I was confused.

Then I realized they were talking about single-player.

Who the fark plays single-player?

/Don't think I played more than three hours of Black Ops, it sucks that bad.
//UO forever
///And BC2


I pretty much only do single-player. Online play just doesn't grab me for some reason.

I did eventually get Black Ops, only because of a huge price reduction on Amazon. And I can barely get myself interested in the game. It's just not fun at all to play. Very linear, nonstop rapid fire. I didn't know if my taste in games had changed, because I liked some of the previous CODs, so I'm glad to hear that it's just not a very good game. I'll have to check out BC2
 
2011-01-25 07:26:14 PM

meat0918: Jack Thompson...

Reads TFA

Nope, Russian TV

Jack my boy, you're slacking.


Didn't happen in America = No way for Jack to make money off it = Jack don't give a shiat.
 
2011-01-25 07:27:00 PM
The whole airport level was just infuriating. I was disgusted after playing it. I mean you couldn't even sprint ahead to get the first shot. You were pretty much relegated to harvesting off the injured.
 
2011-01-25 07:27:12 PM
No one ever blames Civilization or Risk though.
 
2011-01-25 07:28:12 PM

BobNesta420: I'll have to check out BC2


If MP isn't your thing, I'd pass on BC2. It's not that it's bad, it's just nothing special from what I've seen so far. I've probably only completed 25% of the SP, it's all about MP for me.
 
2011-01-25 07:28:24 PM

Maniacal Rambler: ThisNameSux: Call of Duty used to be cool until Bad Company 2 came out. Haven't played a COD game since.

So much THIS. I even bought Black Ops when it came out, got to about level 20 online and the went back to BC2.

/COD is prettier
//BC is more fun


Yep and the new Vietnam package rocks as well.

I don't get it though, how does this attack mirror the game at all? I'm pretty sure you weren't a suicide bomber in the game, but I could be wrong. In fact, I seem to remember it being about shooting innocents, not blowing them up. Pretty big difference.
 
2011-01-25 07:28:27 PM
The similarities:

1. Russia
2. Airport
3. Terrorists
4. Oh my farking god they are right! Those three extremely broad similarities prove that the attack was caused by people playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2!!!! We have to send peace keeping troops into Russia right away! The first Call of Duty Modern Warfare depicts a civil war in Russia in 2011 and if the game caused the terrorist attack at the airport then surely it will cause this civil war. Mr. President, please, think of the Russian children and send our forces into Russia to maintain peace!
 
2011-01-25 07:29:25 PM

BigMevy: There should be a blanket template that covers blaming [insert game] for any and all violent crimes.


That and [insert rock band] for all teen suicides; and [insert gory torture porn] for other random violent behavior.

May as well abdicate all responsibility for everything, I guess. It was the sitcoms that made me stupid!
 
2011-01-25 07:31:01 PM

BobNesta420: Sgt.Zim: At first I was confused.

Then I realized they were talking about single-player.

Who the fark plays single-player?

/Don't think I played more than three hours of Black Ops, it sucks that bad.
//UO forever
///And BC2

I pretty much only do single-player. Online play just doesn't grab me for some reason.

I did eventually get Black Ops, only because of a huge price reduction on Amazon. And I can barely get myself interested in the game. It's just not fun at all to play. Very linear, nonstop rapid fire. I didn't know if my taste in games had changed, because I liked some of the previous CODs, so I'm glad to hear that it's just not a very good game. I'll have to check out BC2


Bad Company 2 will definitely help make you feel better than someone else.

/I own both, enjoy both.
//Play COD more.
 
2011-01-25 07:32:23 PM

ThisNameSux: BobNesta420: I'll have to check out BC2

If MP isn't your thing, I'd pass on BC2. It's not that it's bad, it's just nothing special from what I've seen so far. I've probably only completed 25% of the SP, it's all about MP for me.


Damn. Guess I have to wait for some of the more single-player oriented games that haven't been released yet. Thanks for the suggestion.
/looking forward to LA Noire
 
2011-01-25 07:33:11 PM
What is the difference between a soldier and a terrorist? Other than resources.
 
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