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Modern Warfare developer responds to more accusations of censorship

Published: 10/Aug/2019 14:51 Updated: 10/Aug/2019 15:19

by Connor Bennett

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Infinity Ward has addressed concerns that the campaign for Call of Duty fans across the world are chomping at the bit to get any sort of news ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Modern Warfare on October 25. Plenty of the multiplayer portion has already been shown off, but attention has since turned back to the single-player.

The developers are, reportedly, set for a showcase at Gamescom in Koln, Germany in August, but plenty of questions have been asked about its graphic nature. All early details have suggested that it will be more controversial than Modern Warfare 2’s No Russian mission which saw the game banned or toned down in certain countries.

Infinity WardModern Warfare is set to revolve around realistic themes with terrorism already have been shown off.

Following the recent mass shootings in the United States, where video game violence has predictably come under the microscope again, fans have asked questions about whether or not Modern Warfare will be toned down.

Infinity Ward Studio Narrative Director Taylor Kurosaki, again, stepped up to take those questions head-on. Responding to one fan on Twitter, who asked if the brutality has been removed, he stated: “Nope. Not right.”

He doubled down on those claims when another fan asked if was necessary to tone down Modern Warfare to get a suitable rating. “Nope,” Kurosaki simply stated again.

Prior to Kurosaki’s tweets, it had been revealed that part of the campaign had been removed. Back in June, Kotaku reported that at least one dialogue portion had been left on the cutting room floor.

Kotaku also noted that the developers were still weighing up just how controversial to get with the single-player action – especially considering the realism aspect that Infinity Ward has already tried to sell. 

It’s not of the question that further parts of the story could be removed in the future, especially if further questions are asked about video games by the United States government.

Until that point, though, Call of Duty fans should get Modern Warfare’s campaign in its current, seemingly controversial state.

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Zlaner hilariously mocks Warzone fan after he & Dr Disrespect get killed

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:35

by Theo Salaun

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From tears of joy to tears of pain, a Call of Duty: Warzone player was thrilled to outduel Zlaner and Dr Disrespect until he realized that his Verdansk role model reacted by mocking him live on Twitch.

They say to never meet your heroes, but that can be hard to control when dropping into Verdansk’s randomized lobbies. As a perfect example, TikTok Warzone content creator and streamer, ‘maritimemucker,’ happened to encounter one of his longtime role models, Zlaner, on the roof of Superstore.

Mr. Mucker was running an SKS on the hot drop’s rooftop when a jump-shotting opponent rounded the corner, PP19 Bizon in hand. Mucker was able to turn, hit some jump shots himself, and outduel the foe. Excitedly, he quickly recognized that he had downed an upsurging Warzone star in Zlaner.

Afterward, maritimemucker was eager to check out his role model’s stream. But that ended up in heartbreaking fashion, as it turns out the popular streamer had mocked him right as he and the Doc were mowed down.

@maritimemuckerI don’t mean any disrespect Zlaner but you mocked my voice a lil ya know. Big fan and Kilo main now 💯 ##warzone ##Hotmics ##Zlaner ##drdisrespect ##COD♬ original sound – Maritime Mucker

As mucker shared on TIkTok and Reddit, he was shocked and grinning after killing Zlaner: “I got Zlaner, holy s**t … That is unreal … Huge fan of Z, I’ve been watching his s**t after he finally dropped that stupid Fortnite. Unreal.” 

But when he tuned into Z’s stream, he found out that the Warzone star wasn’t impressed with the 1v1 and had, instead, simply mocked Mucker’s death comms. 

Z’s duo, Dr Disrespect, was able to gun down the low-health maritimemucker, but was also quickly killed by the TikToker’s teammate. That gave Zlaner a chance to hear the death comms (as he dealt enough damage to be rewarded with the kill) and the tilted motivation to go high-pitched in mocking the smaller streamer’s excitement.

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If you’re going to run into streamers in Warzone, it’ll probably be at Superstore.

In response, maritimemucker had to recognize that courtliness had been replaced by classic gamer banter: “Alright, I see how it is, Z.” 

So, of course, he proceeded not to insult Zlaner by words, but instead by alluding that the spectacled streamer looks like Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. 

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The TikToker roasted Zlaner back by comparing him to Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.

Ultimately, though, it’s all in good fun and maritimemucker still respects Z tremendously.

When a Reddit commenter suggested that streamers shouldn’t be looked up to, the mocked duelist replied that some Warzone stars deserve the hype: “There are some genuine great streamers out there, Z is one of them.”