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BBFC Gives Nod to Modern Warfare 3, Defends London Level

Recently, censors approved the ultra-violent computer game - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which contains explosions as well as images of destruction at the Houses of Parliament and on the London Tube similar to the unfortunate 7/7 attacks in 2005 that killed 52 people.

Supporters and families of the victims demanded that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 should be banned. However, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has given the game an 18 rating.

The game, which is to be released tomorrow, has been branded as "completely inappropriate" for children by censors, according to a report published by Mail Online (opens in new tab).

Pete Davison of Gamepro.com commented that this game is "heavy handed" and "gratuitous."

According to reports, one of the levels of this game shows soldiers running through the London streets with machine guns in their hands while bombs are exploding and surrounding buildings are falling down.

There are police cars and a London bus amidst the brutal and chaotic scenes, Big Ben can also be seen in the background. Other such violent scenes are depicted in New York, Paris and Berlin.

The game will be released tomorrow and costs £45.

Ravi Mandalia
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