Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 scene features London pigeon massacre. Also, child dies

The desperate game of controversy one-upmanship among Call of Duty sequels continues with this latest scene from Modern Warfare 3, in which a small girl is blown up on screen in a chemical attack on London.

There's nothing fun or exciting about the scene - but we'll link to it so you can have a quick chuckle at Infinity Ward's inability to write convincing dialogue or hold your attention without resorting to cheap shocks. We're told by people with lawyers that "players are given the opportunity to opt out of in-game content which they may find disturbing with no penalty."

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.