Submitted by Abriael 257d ago | news

Call of Duty Fans Storm and Damage Activision Booth due to Reckless Contest at Italian Gaming Event

Giuseppe Nelva writes: "When I saw a press release from Activision announcing a contest to be held at Milan's Games Week event, in which the first 500 fans to enter the booth to try Call of Duty: Ghosts were to be given a copy of the game's Prestige Edition for free, I knew there was going to be trouble, and I'm quite sure I wasn't the only one." (Call of Duty: Ghosts, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Majin-vegeta  +   257d ago
Dammit I thought someone had said.

"COD sux BF4 FTW!!!xD which had riled them up.
Abriael  +   257d ago
Lol, when you tell people "hey get in first, we'll give you a 200 bucks special edition of COD for free!" you don't really need much else.
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SilentNegotiator  +   257d ago
What an incredibly stupid contest idea. It's like a poorly planned Black Friday sale's worth of stupidity, times 10.


Like this wouldn't happen with any free $200 product.
kayoss  +   257d ago
If people willing to hurt others for a discount on Black Friday... What makes you think they will act civil for something free?
Abriael  +   257d ago
Haha, we don't have Black Friday in Italy (I wish we did). That's probably why they didn't predict it :D
jobboy  +   257d ago
right, we imported that stupid halloween practice.....time to import Black friday over here!! lol
sAVAge_bEaST  +   257d ago
Your not missing anything, Black Friday makes me feel humiliated to be an American (consumer frenzies are not cool, parking is a nightmare).
obliterator  +   257d ago
Lmao. Wish I would have been there to take part in damaging.... Ehm pacifying the crowd.
bobsmith  +   257d ago
when they first announced this I was thinking man I dont want to buy the game and season pass for 110$ when people are just gona get it free
I cant resist tho cods the best the other games I was gona get instead couldnt deliver again I pre ordered ill pass on season pass though
Soldierone  +   257d ago
Does Black Friday teach you nothing? lol
Abriael  +   257d ago
There's no black friday in Italy. Darn it :D
Soldierone  +   257d ago
Its nothing to be jealous over. Stores just open at night, put maybe 3 TV's on sell, and 100's of people kill each other to get one of them. lol
NarooN  +   257d ago
You're not missing anything. Sure, the sales are amazing... yet the stores themselves are literally filled to the brim with so many people to the point you can only tip-toe to anywhere you need to be. Then by the time you get to anything you actually wanted, it's already been raped and they're out of stock or what have you.

You're better off trying to take advantage of deals online or something. People go crazy at the stores. I remember routinely seeing people actually camping out in RV's and such, right in front of the store.
Rivitur  +   257d ago
Cyber Monday is where it's at though worst case scenario someone steals your credit card info or cyber bullying. : D
sagesurge  +   257d ago
So does that mean no one got a copy of the game?
MegaRay  +   257d ago
Well one of them get... after murdering the others
AceBlazer13  +   257d ago
CanadianTurtle  +   257d ago
Umm yea... I'm going to stick to BF4 where the fanboys aren't that stupid
Swiggins  +   257d ago
You're delusional if you think that the exact same thing wouldn't have happened if it were BF4.

Free stuff drives people crazy man.
SilentNegotiator  +   257d ago
"Umm yea... I'm going to stick to BF4 where the fanboys aren't that stupid"

If they say stupid things like that, I'm afraid that you're quite wrong.
Mini0510  +   257d ago
lol that generalization is probably false. But whatever makes happy.
durangounchained  +   257d ago
Everytime I see something cool like this its in another country.. why can't they do this in america?
joe90  +   257d ago
They do its called Black Friday and Jesus hates Gays protests.

Oh wait hang on didn't this happen when Mcdonalds ran out of chicken nuggets a few weeks back.
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BABY-JEDI  +   257d ago
It should have been the 1st 500 well behaved fans will get a free copy. Or it could be just like Fight Club. Your choice!
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MajorGecko  +   257d ago
this sums up the cod community LOL
Stoppokingme  +   257d ago
It's the organizers fault.

"Here's an idea, lets give away hundreds of free copies to the most immature fanbase around, what could possibly go wrong?"

MasterCornholio  +   257d ago
For one moment I thought they would be pissed off at Activision for not confirming the resolution.

Nexus 7 2013
akurtz  +   257d ago
Corleone does not approve.
WolfLeBlack  +   257d ago
Both sides of this are daft.

Activision's PR are daft for failing to realise this would happen, and at the same time the people in the line are bloody daft for resorting to violence.

Tis a sad world we live in :P
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Sci0n  +   257d ago
fight each other fist and elbows to get a free piece of crap game then once they get the game and a tdm starts they all camp lol.
sigfredod  +   257d ago
Lol finaly COD has show some enviromental destruction
Obamanationn  +   257d ago
Xbox One 720p = 1280 x 720 = 921,600 pixels $500 (Current Gen)

PS4 1080p = 1920 x 1080 = 2,073,600 pixels $399 (Next Gen)

Gamers Know the Diffrence
TripC50  +   257d ago
Why you pixle counting..bias looking... NERF HERDER!!!!
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mpnothanks  +   257d ago
Pfffft. It's just CoD.

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