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A real-world Amsterdam hotel was used as the inspiration for a multiplayer map and section of the campaign in the recently released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and the establishment's manager doesn't appreciate the association.

First reported by des Volkskrant (and translated by PC Gamer), manager Roy Tomassen of the Conservatorium Hotel had the following to say on the subject: "We have taken note of the fact that the Conservatorium Hotel is undesirably the scene of the new Call of Duty. More generally, we don't support games that seem to encourage the use of violence. The game in no way reflects our core values, ​​and we regret our apparent and unwanted involvement."

The hotel is apparently considering its next steps, and Activision Blizzard has yet to comment on the matter. In-game, the Conservatorium Hotel is depicted as the Breenbergh Hotel and is apparently a near-exact recreation. Considering that architecture is copyrightable under American and European law, it could cause a lawsuit, although it remains to be seen if things will go that far.

Fans have been noting with amazement the realism with which Amsterdam has been recreated in the game, although it seems in this one aspect, at least, the realism went a little too far.

Why do you think about the whole situation? Do you think it is a negative association for a real-world business to be associated with a game like Modern Warfare 2? Replicate a response in the comments section below.

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