On the official side of things, Activision has confirmed reports that the Russian version of the Infinity Ward's record-breaking shooter was censored in the territory, specifically removing the controversial airport-set "No Russian" terrorist sequence.
"Other countries have formal ratings boards that we regularly work with," the company told
Added Activision: "Reports that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been banned [on consoles] in Russia are erroneous. Activision only released a PC version of the game in Russia which went on sale on Tuesday, Nov. 10."
On the unofficial side, Destructoid brings word that hackers have found a way to activate the developer console on PC, enabling cheats and reportedly dedicated servers--the lack of which prompted a vocal community response. However, the accompanying video and information seem to only detail cheats--not dedicated servers.
Anti-cheat protection was said to be among the various benefits of the matchmaking system that replaced dedicated servers on PC, with video of the exploits below: