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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 could face ban over horrific London Underground bombing scenes

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call-of-duty-fireTHE most successful video game of all time Call of Duty could face a UK ban after Brit politicians were horrified by scenes depicting a London Underground bombing.

The newest version  of the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was released last week and became the biggest grossing entertainment media launch in history.

In the UK and US alone it is estimated to have taken $400 million in the first 48 hours of release, dwarfing even mega-budget movies such as Harry Potter and Titanic.

Now four MPs have tabled a motion calling on Parliament to express "deep concern" about how the game allows players to "engage in gratuitous acts of violence against members of the public".

The MPs are Keith Vaz (Labour, Leicester East), Bob Russell (Lib Dem, Colchester), Sir Alan Meale (Lab, Mansfield) and Jeremy Corbyn (Lab, Islington North).

On Tuesday they tabled an early day motion in the hope it will be debated by Parliament in the near future.

The MPs said they were appalled at how the game depicts "harrowing scenes in which a London Underground train is bombed by terrorists, bearing a remarkable resemblance to the tragic events of 7 July 2005".

The motion also claims "there is increasing evidence of a link between perpetrators of violent crime and violent video games users" and calls on “the British Board of Film Classification [BBFC] to take further precautions when allowing a game to be sold.”

 

The game has been awarded an 18 certificate from the BBFC due to its graphic violence and real-world settings.

The BBFC did not require any scenes to be removed but did point out that the game is "completely inappropriate" for children.


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