Try our new beta!Click here
Submitted by Abriael 836d 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  +   836d ago
Dammit I thought someone had said.

"COD sux BF4 FTW!!!xD which had riled them up.
Abriael  +   836d 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.
#1.1 (Edited 836d ago ) | Agree(6) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
SilentNegotiator  +   835d 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 $200 product.
kayoss  +   836d ago
If people willing to hurt others for a discount on Black Friday... What makes you think they will act civil for something free?
Abriael  +   836d ago
Haha, we don't have Black Friday in Italy (I wish we did). That's probably why they didn't predict it :D
jobboy  +   836d ago
right, we imported that stupid halloween practice.....time to import Black friday over here!! lol
sAVAge_bEaST  +   835d ago
Your not missing anything, Black Friday makes me feel humiliated to be an American (consumer frenzies are not cool, parking is a nightmare).
obliterator  +   836d ago
Lmao. Wish I would have been there to take part in damaging.... Ehm pacifying the crowd.
bobsmith  +   836d ago
when they first announced this I was thinking man I dont want to buy the game and season pass for 110$ 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  +   836d ago
Does Black Friday teach you nothing? lol
Abriael  +   836d ago
There's no black friday in Italy. Darn it :D
Soldierone  +   836d 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  +   835d 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  +   835d ago
Cyber Monday is where it's at though worst case scenario someone steals your credit card info or cyber bullying. : D
sagesurge  +   836d ago
So does that mean no one got a copy of the game?
MegaRay  +   835d ago
Well one of them get... after murdering the others
AceBlazer13  +   836d ago
CanadianTurtle  +   836d ago
Umm yea... I'm going to stick to BF4 where the fanboys aren't that stupid
Swiggins  +   835d 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  +   835d 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  +   835d ago
lol that generalization is probably false. But whatever makes happy.
durangounchained  +   836d ago
Everytime I see something cool like this its in another country.. why can't they do this in america?
joe90  +   835d 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.
#9.1 (Edited 835d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
BABY-JEDI  +   836d 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!
#10 (Edited 836d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
MajorGecko  +   836d ago
this sums up the cod community LOL
Stoppokingme  +   836d 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  +   835d ago
For one moment I thought they would be pissed off at Activision for not confirming the resolution.

Nexus 7 2013
akurtz  +   835d ago
Corleone does not approve.
WolfLeBlack  +   835d 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
#15 (Edited 835d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Sci0n  +   835d 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  +   835d ago
Lol finaly COD has show some enviromental destruction
Obamanationn  +   835d 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  +   835d ago
Why you pixle counting..bias looking... NERF HERDER!!!!
#18.1 (Edited 835d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
mpnothanks   835d ago | Spam

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Obliteracers: Racing Fun for the Whole Family | Hardcore Gamer

4h ago - Quick, name five family-friendly racing games other than Mario Kart. Name two? For sure, there si... | PC

French Instutution Bunches Video Games Together with Cocaine, Ecstasy, Alcohol and More

4h ago - Video games are often portrayed in a very negative way by general media, politicians and even gov... | Industry

Gran Turismo SPORT Beta Testing Begins early 2016

Now - Start tracking GTS with's release date alert service and be notified when the GTS beta launches. | Promoted post

The Best XCOM 2 Mods

4h ago - From GameWatcher: "Look alive commanders! ADVENT is here, hiding in plain sight among friends, fa... | PC

Review: Calendula | Hardcore Gamer

5h ago - What is it with [community-dubbed] “meta-games” appearing almost like buses? You wait for one and... | PC

Quantum Suicide’s Second Kickstarter Proves Successful

6h ago - Hardcore Gamer: Developer Cotton Candy Cyanide first tried their luck at Kickstarter late last ye... | PC