Modern Warfare 2 Favela map returns

Modern Warfare 2 has reissued its "Favela" map on PlayStation 3, with the offending portions removed.

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The controversial "Favela" map has been reinstated in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, after being pulled temporarily due to complaints of religious insensitivity. A small update will let the map show up on playlists again, with the offending portions now removed.

The patch is only 17 MB, reports MP1st, which is likely just enough to change the map's trouble spots. So far the patch has only hit the PlayStation 3 version of the game, but this should mean we'll see it coming to all platforms soon.

The Favela had previously reused assets from a picture frame in a bathroom, apparently unaware that the calligraphy read: "Allah is beautiful and he loves beauty." Activision apologized and worked on patches for both MW2 and Modern Warfare 3, where the map was reissued.

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    October 23, 2012 8:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Modern Warfare 2 Favela map returns.

    Modern Warfare 2 has reissued its "Favela" map on PlayStation 3, with the offending portions removed.

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      October 23, 2012 8:51 AM

      And muslims will be pissed once again

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      October 23, 2012 9:25 AM

      wtf?

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      October 23, 2012 2:14 PM

      Absolutely ridiculous.

      How many video games mock Christianity? Yet no special treatment is granted to them by removing any offenses. Why are time and time again the Muslim people granted special treatment and immunity from mockery and parody?

      Stop being the hypocrites you are Activision.

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        October 23, 2012 2:17 PM

        Wait, how many video games do mock Christianity? Are you counting Dante's Inferno?

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        October 23, 2012 2:23 PM

        Because radical muslims are batshit insane and christian radicals are old people and hillbilly retards. It's probably easier to just change the shit.

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        October 23, 2012 2:30 PM

        Which religion do you think wields more influence? The one that reacts to mockery with righteous indignation or turning the other cheek? Or the one in which they strap bombs to themselves?

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        October 23, 2012 2:33 PM

        Christianity got its "unilaterally cleanse what we deem as blasphemous" phase out of its system. it seems it's the Muslims' time to have its church/state model enforce its own views on things! hooray, religion! it's cute how the christian faith wants to play the victim card, but fuck all of that noise completely. they most definitely had their time when they were immune from mockery and parody.

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        October 23, 2012 2:44 PM

        Hey, lemme know where can I get these christianity mocking games, I'm gonna be all over them.

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        October 23, 2012 2:58 PM

        I dunno, tell me: How many games mock Christianity?

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          October 23, 2012 3:13 PM

          Five. Five games.

          Dante's Inferno
          Binding of Isaac
          Doom
          Assassin's Creed
          South Park Rally

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            October 23, 2012 3:23 PM

            You have an unusual definition of "mock". Assassin's Creed?

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              October 23, 2012 3:26 PM

              The leader of the world's largest christian organization is both a murderer and attempting to find alien(?) technology to control the world

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                October 23, 2012 3:27 PM

                Anyway I'd say it's more insulting than having "jesus is beautiful and loves beauty" written somewhere lol

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                  October 23, 2012 3:35 PM

                  Man that game got weird. I guess I didn't get that far.

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                October 23, 2012 3:36 PM

                renaissance popes weren't exactly great dudes

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        October 24, 2012 1:54 PM

        It's about share holders and money. If Christians were upset about something in an Activision game then Activision would make changes to the game because they run a business and want to sell as many copies as possible. As of right now Christians don't seem to be upset about anything so it is business as usual.

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      November 2, 2012 11:22 AM

      I find it highly offencive that "religious sensitivity" is given precedence over artistic freedom. I also find it offencive that marginal radical muslim group are given the right to talk on behalf of the common muslim. Its an objctive fact that koran recites can be found on walls and pictures in the muslim world. When the events take place in the muslim world, how can it be offencive to be realisticly accurate? Few things are more offencive in the free world then submission to religious fanatics. The free world has human rights and free speech, herunder artistic freedom. You are doing nobody a favour.