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UK MP attacks Modern Warfare 3

Vaz draws parallels between MW3 and the July 7th London bombings

UK MP Keith Vaz is continuing his attack on adult content in video games with a motion to further restrict what can be sold in the UK.

Vaz tabled a motion criticising Modern Warfare 3 claiming that its content bore similarities to the July 7th London bombings and called for extra precautions in the sale of games.

Fellow MP Tom Watson amended the motion noting that he "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 or harm."

Watson explained: "Keith, for many year, has been very critical of adult content in video games and he's homed in particularly on the Call Of Duty franchise. He's tabled a motion, about a week ago, condemning the game. I just amended it to make the point that the game has an 18 classification and that the BBFC said in a statement that it bore no resemblance to the July 7 bombings in London - which is what he refers to in his motion. There may be disturbing or unsettling content in that game, but adults should have the choice as to whether they want to play those sorts of games or not."

Thanks The Guardian.

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