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Modern Warfare 2 Banned in Russia !

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by Vrandas

All copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Xbox and Playstation 3 have been recalled from the stores in Russia. 

The game is banned because of “No Russian” mission content. (Better known as Airport Massacre)

Russia Bans Modern Warfare 2

Infinity Ward has released an official patch for the PC and Steam versions of Modern Warfare 2, entirely removing this mission from the game. ( No officiall IW - STEAM statement about this ! )

Pending validation from the Russian government, the censored console versions of the game are expected to be released within less than a month, with the mission removed.

The game’s content has raised the ire of the Russian gaming public as well as a number of politicians who object to its portrayal of Russia’s armed forces as terrorists who invade the United States and subsequently erect statues of dead terrorists in Washington D.C.

Russian gaming website GotPS3 voiced their anger over the game’s storyline, which they criticized as catering to a primarily American audience with total disregard towards other cultures, especially the Russians, whom the game depicts as terrorists.

As it is, Russian gamers who wish to play the game will have to choose from purchasing the gutted Steam version, ordering the US/EU version of Modern Warfare 2 from eBay, or waiting for an indefinite period of time for the censored version to be released, pending validation.

Why PC Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer makes us sad

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PC Gamer editor fills us in on the PC version's multiplayer problems

by George Walter

Why are PC gamers so incensed? What is all this talk of dedicated servers and Steam? And why can't PC guys join in the overwhelming sense of excitement surrounding the console versions?

Much of the controversy surrounds the developer's decision to do away with dedicated servers and instead use a matchmaking system similar to that on Xbox Live. Normally PC multiplayer games run on 'dedicated' servers that can be modded and customised to suit the needs of clans who use them. They develop a sense of community as they are used regularly by the same players.

For MW2 Infinity Ward are using 'listen servers' which uses matchmaking to find a bunch of players looking to play a game and then designates the PC with the fastest connection as the host.

"The matchmaking for the PC version is much faster to find a game than on Xbox Live," Tim Edwards, Editor of PC Gamer tells us, "but the quality of the game you get put into is really variable."

This is mainly due to players not being able to control the PC hosting the game, whose owner may be clogging up his connection with simultaneous web usage. The result can be a sub-standard online experience.

"It's not just about no dedicated servers, though," Edwards continues, "The lack of mod tools is massive kick in the face for PC gamers too. A lot of incredible things have come out of the modding communities and work they do on multiplayer games.

"It will undoubtedly have a long term effect on the viability of the multiplayer game. The only advantage you had on PC was the flexibility and control that dedicated servers offered - you might as well just buy the 360 version."

And this isn't just a few moany PC gamers grumbling away on forums or swearing in our comments - a petition to reverse the decision is now at over 200,000 gamers.

"The response to the petition is fairly astounding," Edwards remarks, "We've seen it among our readers too - since it was announced interest in MW2 on PC has gone through the floor. It just doesn't feel like a PC game anymore."

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Game Hacks and Cheats

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This video shows some of the cheats in PC CoD Modern Warfare 2

Please wait, connecting to IWnet - MW2 IWNet went down

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by Vrandas

Yesterday the Playstation 3 Demonware servers went down and on this very moment Fourzerotwo is blaming Sony delaying all from being resolved. But it was a Demonware server that died. Causing mass error messages to Sony's presence server...

MW2 PS3 Network Down - Infinity Ward tries to blame Sony

Today, the day the STEAM PC Modern Warfare 2 Customers finally had their release day, the IWNet server(s) stopped functioning correctly.

PC players experiencing  troubles when connecting to IWNet. When you click PLAY on the multiplayer screen you just get this "Please Wait: Connecting to IWNet"  And it stays that way. We don't talking about new players. Can be all worked fine and suddenly it is "GAME OVER".

So if IWNet worked for you... don't touch anything. The problem is on Infinity Ward's side.

It's the second time Activision publishes a CoD title without providing the consumers with sufficient Master Server capacity.

We'll report when there is any "official" confirmation or information.



May 4th 2010 Stimulus Mappack update :

Modern Warfare 2 - Steam - IWNet servers can't handle DLC day

Modern Warfare 2 not so modern?

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