Video games have often taken their stories from everyday events that have occurred in the world around us. Some have been tweaked to apply to our creative side by incorporating zombies or dragons but the story always bares some relevance to the real world, some, in this case, more than others. The stories we find in the Call of Duty franchise is a perfect example of that.
The video above depicts one characters found in Call of Duty: Black Ops II which happens to be the very character that motivated Manuel Noriega to file a lawsuit against Activison. Manuel Noriega, former dictator and convicted murderer, claims that he is being portrayed as a criminal and enemy of the state in the game, and appears to be deeply upset by this. Go figure.
Rudy Giuliani had this to say: “I’m not interested in giving handouts to a convicted murderer and drug smuggler like Manuel Noriega who is demanding money from Activision and its popular Call of Duty franchise for simply exercising its right to free speech. Noriega’s attack on the rights of Call of Duty comes to surprise considering he’s a lawless tyrant who trampled over the rights of his own people.”
Today, with the help of Rudy Giuliani, creators of the popular Call of Duty franchise, Activision Blizzard, Inc, will file a motion to dismiss this lawsuit by Manuel Noriega due to the nature of it’s “absurdity”. Putting a end to this will help further ensure any attempts like this won’t continue, as public figures will always have their place in the gaming world.