In case you were wondering yet had no intention of finding out for yourself, Modern Warfare 2
was released specifically to offend you. "The Big Questions" takes on this exact subject in this week's episode, hosting a handful of religious leaders as well as a couple of knowledgeable game industry folks. Though we feel that the game's graphic scenes are somewhat on par with action movies like Heat
(and are nowhere near as offensive as something like, say, Hostel
– or even the 30-year-old Texas Chainsaw Massacre
), religious leaders guesting on this week's BBC program took approximately forty seconds before enacting Godwin's Law
when speaking about the game, according to an MCV
"Joseph Goebbels said his entertainment did more for the German people, in terms of creating the psyche for war and hostility towards others, than the speeches of Adolf Hitler ... the idea this is entertainment is not justification whatsoever, " Fazan Mohammed of the British Muslim Forum told viewers. Thankfully, Future Publishing's James Binns kept a level head among knee-jerk claims (unlike that other gentleman
). "We can make all entertainment for children, or we can take proper steps to try and protect children from adult entertainment."
So, whaddya say, folks? Modern Warfare 3
with major battles between adorable stuffed pandas and adorable stuffed kodiaks, and when they get shot (with hearts) they explode candy? Where do we sign up?!