I'm somewhat gobsmacked to discover something sensible has happened in parliment.
Where's Toto, surely this is all just a dream....
The House of Commons has changed its opinion that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 mimics the London bombings, amending an Early Day Motion that proposed the BBFC take further precautions when allowing a game to be sold. The revamped EDM now goes as far as to actually praise Activision's big-seller. Labour MP Tom Watson (West …
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Claiming that "the House of Commons has changed its opinion" is a bit of an overstatement considering that this is just an early day motion that hasn't been debated and Tom Watson's amendment is merely a proposed amendment.
This is never going to get debated in parliament.
As I wont get the chance the play MW3 until Santa delivers it to my son on Christmas morning I can't say for certain who's right but let's just say I trust Tom Watson a lot more on these issues. Wanting to ban things is nothing new for Vaz anyway...remember his stance on The Satanic Verses anyone?
"notes in particular the harrowing scenes in which a London Underground train is bombed by terrorists, bearing a remarkable resemblance to the tragic events of 7 July 2005"
forgetting of course the rest of the game's remarkable resemblance to the myriad of Western led illegal wars and intervention in Middle Eastern, South American and African countries for political and economic gain waged against a fictitious 'enemy of the day' thinly veiled behind the guise of democracy and human rights and the need protect our so called 'freedoms' to such an overwhelming extent that even our own civil liberties are seen as obstacles to that same end...
...erm... yeah, right
And in breaking news, Labor MP, Tom Watson has taken the whole parliament hostage using a cache of weapons believed to include a M-16, a 50 cal. pistol and a selection of grenades.
In a statement made via his tactical radio Watson, who has requested that he be referred to by his online "handle" WTFHEADSHOT_BOOOOM, says he deplores the perception of a link between video games and violent crime. "These tards are jelly of mah leet MW3 skillz", he said. "Now imma pWn dees n00bs harder than eeva".
The camouflage-dressed Watson was last seen sprinting very obtrusively from one conveniently placed shadow to the next looking for a "save point".
I remember them using a train to escape the SAS and said train being derailed by hitting one of the trucks driven by the SAS... don't remember it getting bombed though.
If Vaz et al can't even get the plot line right, how much do you want to bet they've never even seen the game?
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