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Battlefield 4 trailer with dog punch divides opinion

Following on from the release of the Call of Duty Ghosts launch trailer, EA has wasted no time in unleashing their own launch trailer for Battlefield 4. It looks fantastic overall, but there appears to be one scene in the trailer that is leaving a sour taste in some people’s mouths.

That scene features one of the main characters punching a dog straight in the face, complete with sound effects that may be uncomfortable to one or two dog lovers out there.

Obviously this is an attempt to insert a bit of comedy into the game, as we all know that the rival game Call of Duty Ghosts is going to be centered around a German Shepherd dog named Riley. Is this a bit of harmless fun by DICE and EA, or do you think it is going a little bit too far?

Right or wrong?

Opinion seems to be divided at the moment. Some obviously see no problem with a player punching a dog in the face, but others are finding it a little hard to see the funny side of DICE’s actions. We’ve included some Tweets below, just to give you an idea of what some people are saying about it.

What are your honest thoughts on the dog punching scene? Watch it at 1:36 in the video and let us know if you think it is going a bit too far, or perfectly fine – we welcome debate on this below.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Jordy
Jordy

You could also see this in the very first singleplayer trailer, so it’s nothing new

Dan
Dan

So people don’t have a problem when a dog beats up the guy, but when it’s the other way around there’s outcry…
Also IT’S NOT A REAL DOG! – it’s a group of polygons make to look like the shape of a dog, with textures – i remember people saying similar things about Metal Gear Rising – and how slicing up an AI enemy was a sign of a psychopath – it’s no different that slicing the melons in the training as they’re also just polygons.

imranfarid123
imranfarid123

Yes, keep punching Riley until it’s skeleton is the only thing left.I want every COD fans see it and then cry out.Post every websites.Hurry Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redavutstuvader
redavutstuvader

no one seems to be complaining about the people dying.

hoodium
hoodium

This was the best moment ever in a game trailer.
And hell, i don’t even care at all about BF or COD…but the reference to COD: priceless and epic.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Oh that poor puppy just got punched in the face! Awwwwww I’m so sad cuz it really happened! I saw it! It was on TV! Oh wait, it a VIDEO GAME!

Sǯdi Sǻymeh
Sǯdi Sǻymeh

relax its just BF killing ghosts
beside i killed a lot of dogs in V by burning them shooting them car crash and even kicking them 😉

Steven Carpenter
Steven Carpenter

For all the animal lovers. I’m an animal lover to the fullest. But, first, IT’S A VIDEO GAME, we learn this growing up. It’s not like a dog is REALLY getting beat to death. And second, if you were getting attacked by dogs who were trained to be killing machines, would you A.) Hold your arms out and take a chomp to the throat for all the puppies out there or B.) Do what any rational human would do and defend yourself (and if it happens to be too life threatening then you have no choice but to put the… Read more »

Justice
Justice

Thats a trained Russian attack dog. Tell me you wouldn’t try to defend yourself if all it took was one wrong move and there goes your jugular as the dog latches onto it.

Ohh…and its a GAME! We saw far worse from CoD; MW2 with the “No Russian” scene.

Robert Racye
Robert Racye

OMG…grow up people. First of all, it’s not a real dog. Secondly, it’s just a symbolic jab at COD. Thirdly, the scenario is it’s trained attack dog attacking a solder in a war setting. Enough with this, “how could you hit a doggie” crap. Grow the fk up.

Vulsker
Vulsker

I haven’t played much of any Battlefield and I regularly play COD…but this is damn funny. Can’t blame a company for bringing it hard to the other. I think both games will rock!

JAFFMAN
JAFFMAN

If it was a puppy being punched I would be upset but a dog breed like that is well capable of ripping that soldiers junk off!

puppy boy
puppy boy

Not cool man. Innocent dog. Although it’s trained to kill so best not to mention it.
Best thing to do is leave it out.

Jean-François Simard
Jean-François Simard

LOL srsly, they kill ppl nonstop and you would get annoyed for a dog being punched? Plus this scene is part of the 17-minute gameplay trailer they released at the very beginning of the bf4 announcement and you can see the dog attacking him. I find it pretty cool they brought it back in the short trailer to hit CoD lol.

Darren Hill

It’s a simulated war. Seriously people… That’s like saying, “I’m so sorry I hurt an animal when I tried to shoot you with that head shot.”

them
them

call of duty 4 had you snapping dogs necks….

and no I didn’t find it offensive it was pretty funny but the world has bigger problems than this!

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