No Russian blamed for real life airport bombing

#1 Edited by shivermetimbers (785 posts) -

 
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6286915.html?tag=latestheadlines%3Btitle%3B1  Now we have more of an excuse to accuse Activision of terrorism....It is somewhat odd that a terrorist attack on a Russian airport  occurred one year after the game was released. Still, leave it on the media to find a tragedy to exploit. 

#2 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11426 posts) -

While I always think it's sad when things like this happen (both because people died, and because Infinity Ward clearly would never want something like this to happen in real life), it was inevitable that the first event like this in Russia would be tied into that level. 

#3 Posted by T0mF5 (929 posts) -

When I first heard about the airport bombing I knew that MW2 would be blamed.

#4 Edited by ThatFrood (3376 posts) -

When I first heard about the airport bombing I felt sorry for the people involved.

#5 Posted by SSully (4260 posts) -
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#6 Posted by glorious_leader (107 posts) -

I wish the media was right when they claim that terrorists use just video games to train.  Because that would mean they'd probably be a hell of a lot easier to take down.

#7 Posted by august (3861 posts) -
@glorious_leader said:
" I wish the media was right when they claim that terrorists use just video games to train.  Because that would mean they'd probably be a hell of a lot easier to take down. "
But they spawn infinitely!
#8 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -
@glorious_leader said:
" I wish the media was right when they claim that terrorists use just video games to train.  Because that would mean they'd probably be a hell of a lot easier to take down. "
^
 
And yeah, I knew this would happen when I heard about this.  So ridiculous.  I'm sure there's been plenty of movies where bad shit goes down in a Russian airport, but since MW2 is a video game, it's at fault.  Obviously no entertainment medium is at fault.  It's just a very unfortunate coincidence.
#9 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -

I read that article earlier. One thing I thought was funny was that they assume that terrorist, who spend all day growsing around thinking of ways to hurt people, need help planning their ideas. 

#10 Posted by shivermetimbers (785 posts) -
@SSully said:
" @shivermetimbers: Why is it odd?? In 2004 two Russian planes were blown up by suicide bombers.  
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Russian_aircraft_bombings "
But this is at an airport. I'm not blaming the game on what happened, it's an obvious scapegoat that has absolutely no relation to the event other than the fact that it took place at an airport.
#11 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

It wouldn't matter if this happened in a year or 10 years...MW2 would still be blamed. Unless another later game did a No Russian clone.

#12 Posted by IBurningStar (2190 posts) -

Because no one ever thought of killing people in an airport until Modern Warfare 2 came out. Also, in MW2 a group of guys gun people down. This jackass strapped a bomb to himself. The only relation is that it involved Russians and was in an airport. If we are going to make broad strokes like that, then I am going to blame Die Hard 2 for this tragedy.

#13 Posted by Amilmitt (237 posts) -

 
bad day for the people in russia. these attacks are so useless. 

also When in that level do you blow yourself up, Hmmm. 
so much for the attack mirroring the game.

#14 Posted by Funzzo (835 posts) -

I blame the people who did what they did not a fucking video game. For fucks sake what the hell is wrong with people these days. So they attacked an airport because they played too much MW2? Really? really!?!?!?! You might as well blame every other violent movie or video game. 
#15 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I fail to see how something in a game has any impact on a terrorist attack. It's not like terrorists are sitting on their asses all day and only do things because of videogames.

#16 Posted by invadernick (260 posts) -

Why is everything being blamed on video games lately? Can't wait till they find some way to pin games as the cause for global warming and the endangerment of whales.  
 Fish going extinct? Damn kids keep playing the deadliest catch and fishing in real life dammit! 

#17 Posted by Redbullet685 (6064 posts) -
@T0mF5 said:
" When I first heard about the airport bombing I knew that MW2 would be blamed. "
Same here. 
 
This is so stupid. Instead of mourning the dead, we have to blame it on something that has nothing to do with it.
#18 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

People are basically propagating a blog from some nobody site that no one's ever heard of then going "how dare the news do this". Fucking imbecile.

#19 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -
@shivermetimbers said:
"  It is somewhat odd that a terrorist attack on a Russian airport  occurred one year after the game was released. "
Odd?  
 
Shit like this was happening before the game was released. 
#20 Posted by MisterChief (832 posts) -
#21 Posted by natetodamax (19216 posts) -

Absolutely pathetic.

#22 Posted by Korolev (1721 posts) -

Airports/Airplanes have been terrorist targets for decades - Airports are packed places, with many international passengers, and the modern Travel system is seen as an integral part to the modern world that these Terrorists hate so much. Attacking an airport is symbolic for the terrorists, and it makes sense because they intend to inflict as many casualties as possible. 
 
MW2 is not to blame for terrorist actions. Terrorists are to blame for terrorist actions. And why would they draw inspiration from MW2? In MW2, the airport attack led to a huge war. The Chechen separatists don't want another huge war with Russia (they lost the last one), they want Russia to leave.  

#23 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

How does this shit even make the news?
 
Humanity disa-fucking-ppoints me.

#24 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Meanwhile I wonder how many of you were blaming Sarah Palin for the Arizona shootings. Consistency, children.

#25 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3880 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" People are basically propagating a blog from some nobody site that no one's ever heard of then going "how dare the news do this". Fucking imbecile. "
Yep.  Figures that GameSpot would cover this "news" story, although I'm sure kotaku will be right behind them.
 
Also, when four men with machine guns and bulletproof vests casually walk though an airport and kill everyone in sight, THEN the media can say "Hey!  It's just like that game!"
#26 Posted by dudeglove (8136 posts) -

No politicians or any notable figures worth talking to at all are featured in that report (no Russians either, howzat for irony?). Medvedev immediately condemned the airport's security, not a fucking video game. Pathetic throwaway story, which I sincerely hope will be forgotten about by the end of the week for being completely ignorant.

#27 Posted by Lukeweizer (2745 posts) -

I can see how they'd make the connection. But they act like terrorists have never bombed a public place before.

#28 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I guess I should correct myself. Its the Russian state sponsored site, and when I think of Russian state sponsored news I think "integrity". I think of 24 hour coverage of Putin singing Blueberry Moon and no mention of 5 mysterious suicides by non-state sponsored journalists. Surely what they say speaks for all news outlets.

#29 Edited by Evilsbane (4693 posts) -

First off....I don't remember being a suicide bomber in MW2.....nice way to connect two things that have no connection world, nice going...
 
Edit: Oh and I love how they keep saying AMERICAN game, AMERICAN company wtf is that about? This is why I don't watch the news anymore everyone just whines that everyone else is wrong. OMG a simple youtube search of No Russian will show you these horrible things that have been shown much more graphically in other media Oh WOE is ME!

#30 Edited by danimal_furry (1453 posts) -

The media is pointless, and they are developing into a culture of trolls. They get a view point set and do nothing but ride that opinion until everyone just gets annoyed and starts ignoring the stations. I quit watching TV for the most part because I got so tired of it over the past 10 years. And it's not like you can just not watch certain programs, because they slip opinions I don't care to hear about anymore into every single program.
#31 Posted by jakob187 (21724 posts) -
#32 Posted by Snipzor (3317 posts) -

Not exactly sure how Russia Today is mainstream media, it's a little particular of them to even have this "report" since they also went on pointing to Chechnya before even airing this crap. No consistency in their crap. 
 
To think the Russians would avoid shitting on Chechnya, more shocking.

#33 Posted by l4wd0g (2009 posts) -

We should blame Tom Clancy for 9-11 because he gave al Qaeda the idea from his book Debt of Honor.

#34 Posted by SomeJerk (3357 posts) -

It's "No Russian", not "35+ Russian" :(

#35 Posted by Mikemcn (7005 posts) -

Russia Today isn't news, its the weird youtube only English Offshoot of an actual state television station.

#36 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

Russians also accused Tom Clancy for being a spy because he "predicted war in Georgia".

#37 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" People are basically propagating a blog from some nobody site that no one's ever heard of then going "how dare the news do this". Fucking imbecile. "
i like this guy
#38 Posted by Mikemcn (7005 posts) -
@valrog said:
" Russians also accused Tom Clancy for being a spy because he "predicted war in Georgia". "
How else did he know what moves to give sam fisher. 

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