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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Cited in House of Commons Motion

Labour MP and self-confessed gaming fan Tom Watson has amended the opinion of the House of Commons about the best selling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Anti-gaming MP Keith Vaz had passed a motion in the House of Commons, asking the British Board of Film Classification to deal with the game strictly, as he believes it depicts extremely violent scenes pertaining to the terrorist attack in London.

The motion also asked the BBFC to take precautions when allowing a game to be sold in the future. MP Watson earlier tweeted that he did not agree with Vaz's notions about the game in the first place.

Watson amended the motion, decreeing that parliament in fact notes that the game is an awesome piece of software, commending it for a good user interface and encouraging users to collaborate with each other, as reported (opens in new tab) by The Register.

"[The House] further believes that the game has an excellent user interface and challenges the gamers' dexterity as well as collaborative skills in an outline setting; and encourages the BBFC to uphold the opinion of the public that whilst the content of video games may be unsettling or upsetting to some, adults should be free to choose their own entertainment in the absence of legal issues or material which raises a risk of harm," the amended motion reads.