The ESRB rated Battlefield 3 last week, giving it an M-rating and revealing that players will end up shooting cops in one section of the game. While this brings up thoughts of Modern Warfare 2 and its infamous "No Russian" level, Electronic Arts has argued its case with an amazing amount of passion.
"I don't think you understand the gravity of the situation," EA told Eurogamer. "For God's sake, there is a nuke in Paris! Millions of lives are at stake!!"
Now, whatever one may think of EA, I don't think any of us can deny that's probably the best statement a videogame publisher has ever officially made. They certainly make a good point, too!
The cop-killing level sounds like it will be portrayed in a very different light to the "No Russian" level, especially since DICE has already gone on record as saying it didn't want to give players the option to "do bad things." They're going to need to really work it to justify this. In any case, you can read the full ESRB description below.