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Army veteran says that 'The Vet and the n00b' is "tasteless"

N7 January 3, 2012 User blog:N7

In an article for The Atlantic, a former U.S. Army Special Operations paratrooper has said that the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 advert The Vet & The n00b is "tasteless" and "trivializes combat and sanitizes war."

"If this were September 10, 2001, maybe it wouldn't be quite so bad. Those who are too young to remember Vietnam might indulge in combat fantasies of resting heart rates while rocket-propelled grenades whiz by, and of flinty glares while emptying a magazine into the enemy. But after ten years of constant war, of thousands of amputees and flag-draped coffins, of hundreds of grief-stricken communities, did nobody involved in this commercial raise a hand and say, "You know, this is probably a little crass. Maybe we could just show footage from the game." "

What are your thoughts on this? Is the trailer glorifying war? Let us know in the comments! (The full article can be read here)

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