MW2 Boycott on the Horizon?

TGN writes,"PC Gamers worldwide are gearing up for a potential boycott of Modern Warfare 2 after the announced price hike by Activision. At the time of this news posting, almost 68% of respondents say that they will not support the newer, higher price. Most say that Activision's excuse about the weakness of world currency is not to blame, and they refuse to pay the higher price.

"According to a straw poll conducted here on the Total Gaming Network, it is clear that the majority of PC gamers will not support the price hike on Modern Warfare 2.

"Some, however, do agree with the decision and say the additional $10 or $15 will not deter them from purchasing the game, while others say that they will follow their standard purchasing pattern and buy the game when retailers sell it for a discount."

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mrv3212944d ago

Do PC gamers really boycott with all this bit torrent sites? If they don't like something they can just get the game free. Treat your PC gamers right or don't bother making PC games.

badz1492944d ago

this is so funny! boycott against activision? count me in!

Mozilla892944d ago

Or for the consoles as well? Activision seems to be making some dumb moves recently.

Pandamobile2944d ago

Yes, the console version will still be more expensive than the PC version.

bnaked2944d ago

WTF? These PC gamers must be idiots.. I would buy it for 100 bucks.. damn it's Modern Warfare 2!!!!!!!

silvacrest2944d ago

i love MGS4, its probably my fav game of all time but i wouldnt even consider buying it for $100

ape0072944d ago

anyone gonna boycott mw2,I mean it's an unbelievable game,I know some news sounds a bit bitter but come on man

uie4rhig2944d ago

people that buy this game must be crazy.. i know i won't be buying it unless it is for less than £40 (usual price for new games for me).. tbh, if this sells well, people are going to follow.. other companies will start with such pricing as well..
i gotta give it Activision tho, they picked a good game to experiment on.. hmm! meh aint gonna get more than £40 from me!

RememberThe3572944d ago

They're trying to milk PC gamers.

Rapture3332944d ago

Well how much is this gonna cost? USD wise? I'm sorry I'm not to good with Euros...

menoyou2944d ago

I'm in. This is BS. It's bad enough this game isn't a step up at all from the first one and Killzone 2 still looks way better. But to try to charge me more for this outdated FPS? Yea right. Cyaaaa.

bnaked2944d ago

lol I got disagrees.. Why? I am German, and if you want to buy a PS3 game in germany, you must pay 100$ = 70€.. So what is your problem? huh? You should be happy! damn!!!

mrv3212944d ago

I did some looking around... yeah I know google is my friend, and I abuse him.

IF Activision are using this for a test why are they choosing a game THEY know will sell and the results will have no relevenace because they have no base sample. If they did this with singularity THEN it might be a test but this is just milking.

JonnyBigBoss2944d ago

Not with games that are made for multi-player. You need a cd-key, and that requires the purchase of the game.

mrv3212944d ago

jleack I'm sure they will find away around it, such as xlink parties... someway of tricking COD 6 into thinking it's a Local connection instead of Internet...

IzKyD13312944d ago

An internet boycott is about as useless as internet boycott, no company actually takes them seriously.

pppppeach2944d ago

You can wait and buy it cheaper...

velaxun2944d ago

That mindset of yours is why they feel they can get away with jacking up the price. People will say "well it's Modern Warfare so I gotta get it" You boys ready to see the Spore piracy numbers get eclipsed?

evrfighter2944d ago

It's good to see the gamers coming together and at least giving Activision the finger. It may not do much but it's better than bending over with a cheesy grin on your face.

I will only purchase this over steam and not a penny more than $50. To buy it digitally for over that amount would be a disgrace to pc gaming.

Rhythmattic2944d ago (Edited 2944d ago )

Opps. Wrong Post..

rucky2944d ago (Edited 2944d ago )

You must still on your parents payroll to think that something like this is ok. Get a real job and learn the true value of money.

ps3d02944d ago

the people saying they wont buy it be the one 1st in line to buy it(well I'm not buying it but its cause I hate fps). As for them "milking pc gamers" console gamers have been paying this for years.

RussDeBuss2943d ago

Well as it's no big step forward from cod4 i will only rent it (PS3 owner) for the single player. I got bored of cod4 multiplayer pretty quick and preffered bad company online and with bad company 2 out not long after mw2 i will save my money to buy that.

Scelestus2943d ago

These people demand a PS3 price drop and threaten to boycott a console that already makes a loss on every sale... and then they hike the price of their games because of the economy? What goes around comes around. I'll buy this game second hand and then lend it to everyone I know.

prunchess2943d ago

But I'll hold off for a while on buying it if the game is going to be more expensive than other new titles.

I've still plenty of FPSers (Killzone, COD WAW, Resistance 2 and COD MW) in my games library. I can wait a few months until the price drops.

Only a fool would rush out and pay over the odds for a new title in the current economic conditions. All that they are ensuring is a games price hike.

Look_Behind2943d ago

Ill buy this but I'm not buying another game off Activision for at least a year, Im getting it off for £45 although it does say RRP £55 :

ElijiaAmaya2938d ago

Anyone that decides to pay more than the regular price for that game should consider themselves corporate B****es. If we pay more for this game then every other game developer is going to jump on board with the price hike. I'm not some rich spoil little brat kid whose parents buy him everything he wants. I work for a living and I work hard for my money. Give the working man a break! We are in a recession people! The prices should be going down not up! This is crazy! $60 is a lot of money. These guys are making buhkooh dollars. I WILL NOT buy they game if they charge more. I will pirate the damn thing and stick it to "the man"!

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Pandamobile2944d ago (Edited 2944d ago )

Does anyone know how much the PC version will actually cost?

Sangria2944d ago

Here in Europe, it will be 60€, which would mean in UK it will be at 50£ and in USA at 60$.

Amir512944d ago

i wish it was £50, its £55!

Sangria2944d ago

A higher price in UK than in EU? Impossible, either the European price will be changed either it's an historic event :o

leila012944d ago (Edited 2944d ago )

Just wait a week or two then buy it used.

games usually cost 70€ in Europe, I don't think it'll be any different this time.

Pandamobile2944d ago

You don't buy used PC games. And besides, I want this on Steam.

Amir512944d ago

I dont know what it is in USA or Europe but i know for a fact its £55
Most games i buy are £39.99