مبيعات هائلة للعبة "كول اوف ديوتي"

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Playing video games is a popular modern pastime taken up by men and women of all ages.

Millions of pounds are spent on these games every year and some video game launches have had huge queues of customers waiting to buy the new game.

This week, a widely-anticipated video game 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' was launched amidst a massive launch party in London and other launch events around the world.

Hundreds of gamers gathered at shops just before the launch time at 00:00 GMT to be amongst the first people to buy this video game.

Gennaro Castaldo, from the HMV chain of stores said they estimated sales of the game to exceed 1 million copies in its first week.

One of the reasons behind the success of 'Call of Duty' is its marketing and the way that this launch has been publicised.

There has been facebook groups talking about this new game before its launch.

Because the game centres around armed soldiers who fight terrorists and other soldiers, there is a level of violence in it that some people object to.

Keith Vaz, a Labour Member of Parliament criticised the game and said that he was "absolutely shocked by the level of violence ."

But not everyone agrees with Keith Vaz.

One facebook group defending the game from critics who felt it was too violent, was set up by another Labour Member of Parliament called Tom Watson.

All of this publicity and online activity has really excited enthusiasts and this led to special launch parties such as the one in London that had actors dressed up as soldiers standing around a tank!

Robert Kotick, the CEO of Activision, the company behind the game, described the international launch as "one of the largest entertainment launches of any media of all time."

Another reason for the game's popularity is how enjoyable gamers find it.

One gamer in London said that the game was endless fun and told the BBC that he found the game really addictive and that he would just lose track of time as he kept playing it.

The game itself is available on a range of formats in order to allow gamers of different consoles and computers to be able to play it.

Even though the violence in the game will remain controversial, it seems there are still millions of people around the world who want to buy and play Call of Duty 2 .

What do you think of violence in video games? Write to us in English!
ما رأيك في مشاهد العنف التي توجد داخل بعض العاب الفيديو؟ اكتب لنا بالانجليزية

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير


video games
العاب فيديو
pastime
هواية
launches
اطلاق/تدشين
queues
صفوف
widely-anticipated
كان متوقعاً على نطاق واسع
gamers
لاعبون
estimated
قدر
sales
مبيعات
marketing
تسويق
publicised
اعلن
object
يعارض
violent
عنيف
CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
الرئيس التنفيذي/المدير التنفيذي لشركة
enjoyable
ممتعة
endless fun
متعه لا نهاية لها
lose track of time
لم يشعر بمرور الوقت

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

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