I honestly expected Modern Warfare 2 to pick up some flak in some countries with the inclusion of the airport scene but I have to admit that I didn’t see a ban in Russia coming.
But apparently the Russian authorities are not impressed with the senseless massacring of civilians by Russian militia and have decided to recall all copies of MW2 until the issue is resolved. Infinity Ward have already released a patch to remove the scene from the PC version and expect the console versions to receive that very same patch in the coming days.
Somehow I think they had this patch ready anyway knowing that someone would complain.
In related news, MW2 isn’t doing so well in Russia. Apparently national pride stops people buying games where your country get’s its ass kicked. Though to be fair the Americans didn’t fair that well in the game either.
Last Updated: November 17, 2009