Robert Bowling (FourZeroTwo), the creative strategist at Infinity Ward, has finally addressed the issue of an unfair advantage for people who already have their hands on a copy of Modern Warfare 2.
They deserve it, you have to be a right idiot to go online with a pirate copy.
getting the game early is not pirating, you still paying for the game
Microsoft are not stupid, they can find out who has a genuine or pirated copy.
"microsoft is not stupid" Then why haven't they fixed ability to mod xbox to pirate the games?
i say if they do have a pirated copy, their entire live account should be banned. I know you cant tell if its a broken street date or pirated copy, but that would be my solution. Not just a smack on the wrists (which is what say resetting the leaderboards is) and yeah i singled out the xbox, cause you cant copy PS3 games.
any consoles that can be moded for piracy sells well in the third world. i know a lot of people who bought 360s just to avoid parting with 60$ which is very expensive in asia ;P
@ Mauleriscool "Microsoft are not stupid" is technically correct. The UK and the rest of the world tend to use that form, while Americans would tend to say "is". It is much like "color" and "colour"
yea RROD proofs it
buut buut buuu ttt according to IW n Activision, MW2 being leaked rumors were fake -.-
Another reason why I got the PS3 version because there's lesser people that are getting the game early. When I get the game on launch day the game is going to be a better experience when everyone is new to the game.
With fanboys like you on PSN, I doubt it. EDIT: Btw I just checked your comment history and you talk sh!t about Modern Warfare 2 all the time, now you're going to buy the game? Haha you're funny.
"Another reason why I got the PS3 version because there's lesser people that are getting the game early. When I get the game on launch day the game is going to be a better experience when everyone is new to the game." As far as I recall, it was the PS3 version of the game that was used for the first streaming video gameplay.
This is not like the old xbox with mod chips, MS cannot tell if they are playing legit or pirated games. This is why they can't do much. The bans that happened last week are people who did not update to the newest firmware when MS updated their security software.
dont be jealous cause you cant play yet.
my local (hole in the wall) game store calls you the day they get the game in whether it be 3 days before release date, or 2 weeks. they just say come and pick it up. even the gamestop RIGHT down the street knows about it, yet they don't care. the only reason i'd buy anything from gamestop is the LE/SE/CE versions of the game. also they sell their games for 54.99 instead of 59.99.
they should isolate their ip addresses and bust up in their houses and smash their copy of the game to pieces lol
Doesn't matter. I'll be in the top 10 with most kills anyway.
most kills and deaths
u must have no life. nuff said.
He's a "gamer". He has "many lives!!!" *zing!
haha the problem with mw ranking is it really is just playtime. you could be an amazing player but another player may have way way more kills than you cus they can play the game more. it amazes me how much time people have on their hands. i say bring back the old school ranking system where it based it on how consistant you were rather than playtime
but isnt tthat why people find CoD4 so addiciting? the crazy MP level up system, prestige after prestige/
Their consoles should be banned all together.
awww another jealous baby
Jealous of what? I don't care that much about MW2. It's the fact that they are using pirated games. And that they are just complete retards.
If they did get it by pirating the game, they should be banned. Anyone who thinks otherwise is probably a communist =p But people's hard work is in that game, and they deserve the money for it.. or atleast the respect (considering Activision is gonna hog up the money, not IW) If they bought the game early, lucky them
Anybody know how the hell people get to number 1 with like a billion kills? Edit: That's true.
or in WAW like all top ten or most top 50 have like six ps3's and they play capture the flag so they kill dummy accounts without a time limit
This is wat happens when stupid people pirate the game 8 days before the release date. So it's a good thing IW resetting the leaderboards.
They'll be resetting them on the PS3 version as well for the reason that some people DO legitimately have it now and it would be unfair for everyone else.
FOURZEROTWO quotes on his twitter: It's moments like these that it'd be nice be able to disable all notifications except for achievements unlocked.
that video did make me laugh lol
It must suck to be those pirates right now, huh? Haha lol, Suckers! :D
stupid pirates had it coming, hope they wont get a new 360 till christmas
He should have posted the user names so we could all write them and laugh, lol. :D
or we could just watch them on youtube as they rant about this and laugh
Yeah, cause you know some of these fools have been working there butts off to get way out in front, lol.
oh man i just can't w8 for them to start with the " There goes 100 hours of my life you MF!!!!!..............WTF d-bags............Act n IW you relies you just killed me FU............" n so on. * W8 patiently in front of his ps3 to watch them Rant it out n checks facebook to see wats up with his friends sense it free after all*
hahaha, this is me, laughing at you, while im playing mw2.
While I do agree it's fair to punish the pirates by resetting their rank, it's not fair to reset the rank for those that bought their legit copy early.
oh yea FACK U DOLPHIN n Activision
are you honestly saying rfom and kz2 have no aim assist what so ever... seriously i'm finding a tough time thinking of a console fps that doesn't have aim assist to some degree. it's what comes of analogue controls rather than k&m
you play on a console with bad controls, try the PC version if you think u can handle it
Why didn't they wait until the 10th to reset them?
yeh lol surely it would make more sense you reset for when the game actually releases. cus the guys with copies atm still get 10 days on every1 else.
What they need to do is disable the servers till the game ships out!
Hence they need to be fully working LOL. They hire companies to simulate bandwidth usage on their servers all week up to launch...plus inhouse testing of the actual MP fine points. So turning them off would HELP No one
I think they leaked teh copy themselves to test the servers and also let MS ban the consoles. They are the real cheaters LOL.. Anyway can't wait, trying to hook up the MW2/360 bundle, damn retailers are not giving any info about it.
so all this time you were defending the 360 but you don't have one ????
Maybe his original red-ringed and he's buying a new one. That never happens, righ?
Damn n4gking you're so smart. u know my comment history and yet randomly blurting out that i dont have an xbox360 just because i mentioned buying one in this comment. My GT has been in my profile for last 2 years and my recent comments mentioned the 360 RRODing. Even though i purchased it in 2006 i got a confirmation call from MS that they will collect and fix it for me. In the meantime to keep myself from not being able to play this year's GOY MW2 i must buy another one and that too a MW2 bundle with 250 gb just cause i hv some extra grands lying around in my bank.
yah right bu bu bu teh warranty defending a console that you dont have ... pathetic
I thought that the servers weren't even up and running at this point.
If the game was pirated then rightfully so they should get banned. Though if Microsoft honestly can't tell if its legit or not then they need to be honest about it an not just ban early copies with pirated copies. Note I don't even have a 360 but I don't condone wrongful banning on the account of someone getting a legit copy early.
people who get the game early legitimately have nothing to worry about, people always bring up this scenario but there has not ever been a mass banning of people with legitimate copies pirated copies and real discs are fundamentally different, it is eay to tell if it is a real disc or not
if its so easy to tell, y do they let the copies work? obviously its not as easy as u seem to think. Otherwise they wouldnt let them run.
oh well. i ges ill just play MW2 singleplayer until launch. No big deal. I was thinking they shouldnt even have it playable online until release date. Save all this hastle.
I'm glad they did this. Piracy of these games should not be tolerated. Stop being cheap and go out and get the damn game. stop pirating it becuase when you do so things like this will happen and thing such as the whole no dedicated servers for pc happen. IW/Activision wants to protect their assets and they have every right to do so.
this kind of stuff is what hurts my favorite platform the PC. Buy it you cheap bastards or get a job.
i hear that you can loose your perks simply by geting killed in this new modern warfare 2 game
lol @ them lol lol lol lol. cheaters never win.... ..... or do they.....
the best thing i've seen is the one guy who was live streaming got banned while streaming...hilarious stuff
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