Earlier this month, an unknown number of CoD players balked at the religious text inscribed on the frame of a picture hung in the bathroom of the Favela multiplayer map. In response, developer Infinity Ward promised to edit the offending imagery and subsequently removed the entire map from play.
About two weeks later, the edited map was made available to PS3 gamers. Xbox 360 and PC players should have access to it soon.
This week’s poll asks if Infinity Ward handled the situation correctly. The poll options are simple but that doesn’t mean you can’t elaborate on your response in the comments section or an email to SuperPACPodcast@gmail.com. Should game content ever be edited? Maybe you feel offended players should just deal with it. Or perhaps you think content should only be altered once a certain percentage of players are offended. What extenuating circumstances or various shades of gray change how you’d react to content editing?
We’ll be sure to take enough time from our Halloween fun to discuss the poll results and share your thoughts on next week’s podcast.
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-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen