The BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) have released their classification for Modern Warfare 3 which, as you would expect, is an 18 for strong bloody battle violence.
One section of the game takes place on a fictional version of the London Underground and David Cooke, director of the BBFC, has made the following statement.
In reaching its decision the BBFC has given careful consideration both to the depiction of action on the Underground and elsewhere in London and the context in which that action takes place.
The game neither draws upon nor resembles real terrorist attacks on the Underground.
Let’s just read that last line again, “The game neither draws upon nor resembles real terrorist attacks on the Underground”.
So why has the Daily Mail peppered their report “Call Of Duty computer game featuring 7/7 Tube bomb-style attacks approved by censors” with pictures from the terrorist bombings in London?