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CoD Modern Warfare 2: No More Russian, Cod Black Ops: Swastika, Whats Next?

November 22, 2010

When I was playing Call of Duty multiplayer this weekend I unlocked the Player Card option.
For the people who haven’t played it yet or lived under a rock the last week. (That is an option to create a little avatar for yourself with existing symbols).

I was browsing trough them and I stopped and stared to the Swastika. I rubbed my Eyes and looked again… Yes there is a freakin Nazi Cross in there! Originally it is not a bad symbol and the Nazi’s stole it. Still now it is generally known as a Nazi symbol.

And I told myself this is not okay, using this symbol to represent yourself in an online shooter that is very disrespectful especially in countries like the Netherlands and Germany(2nd world war) not a very smart move from TreyArch.
I’m almost starting to believe that this is getting standard from Activision in Call of Duty Games to gain some kind of publicity, they couldn’t actually be that ignorant?
Exactly like Inifnity Ward in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 that reached world news with their “No Russian Mission” (Youtube link)

No Russian Mission:

I knew this was not going to be publicly accepted.
And tadaa today I came across the following news: All Xbox Live members using this symbol will get banned due fundemental lack of respect.

Statement from Microsoft‘s Stephen Toulouse AKA The Xbox Live Police on people defending the symbol:
Most of them are just contrarians. They would never dare to wear a swastika openly, but they love to argue about how the world has “misunderstood” this symbol. Or they view any opportunity for human interaction, no matter the appropriateness, to push their point.

Personally I totally agree with Microsoft and I think they are sending out the right message here.
I think Sony should follow with their Playstation Network.

What’s your opinoin regarding this? Let us know!


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