There's no doubt that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be a gigantic seller, but the game is suddenly facing its first real bout with controversy.
We're not posting the trailer here for a variety of reasons, but in the latest promotional video for the game in question, we clearly see massive battles being fought on American soil. More specifically, Washington DC, where both the Washington Monument and the White House get reduced to rubble, which is bound to turn some heads. Of course, it's not a civil war; opposing forces are attacking, but perhaps in light of the past decade of terrorist fear, it might go over badly in the eyes of certain people. Veterans may grimace at the imagery as well, so don't be surprised to see some vocal complaints and even boycotting on the part of offended citizens. Up until now, we didn't know that some of the gameplay would take place in the US, but we do remember Infinity Ward saying they hadn't shown everything yet in regards to available media. Well, maybe it would've been a good idea to keep a firmer lid on this until the game launches, even though the controversy may have been inevitable either way.
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Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2