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Last week, Activision confirmed the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War with a video built around a real-world interview with defector Yuri Bezmenov, in which he described a four-stage Soviet strategy dedicated to ending American dominance in the world: Demoralization, destabilization, crisis, and normalization. Clips of real-world historical events—the Vietnam War, riots in the US, that sort of thing—played throughout.

Earlier this week, that video was quietly deleted and replaced with one of roughly half the length. Activision gave no indication as to why the first trailer was removed, or even that it had happened, but according to South China Morning Post, it’s because the original video contained a brief clip of footage from the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, an event that’s heavily censored in China. The video was first replaced with one that had the clip blacked out, but at some point later the whole thing was replaced.

source: gamezpot.com

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