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Submitted by Nataku 1994d ago | article

GameStop Breaks Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Street Date

Mom-and-Pop Videogame stores for years have been breaking street dates to compete with videogame stores like GameStop, so ESG was shocked when the local GameStop called to inform that their reserve copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was ready to be picked up days before its official release date. (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Nawert  +   1995d ago
Very interesting.
The_Devil_Hunter  +   1994d ago
Too interesting....pfff
StanLee  +   1994d ago
Just ran over the bridge to Brooklyn to pick mine up so I don't have to go to the midnight launch. If you preordered you can pick it up before tonight's launch.
Lifendz  +   1994d ago
@Stan
You could've picked the game up in Brooklyn days ago.
Relientk77  +   1995d ago
Heard this was in the northeast (U.S.)
The_Devil_Hunter  +   1994d ago
Most likely cuz here in San Diego there are already people camping outside of Gamestops and Walmarts since early today.
mjolliffe  +   1994d ago
Tut Tut Tut
Darkspade  +   1994d ago
They should go after Gamestop just like they went after that 18 year old kid
Kira83  +   1994d ago
well
as far as i know this was legal and agreed to by activision, i cant remember where but i read about it yesterday.
ReBurn  +   1994d ago
You mean that 18 year old modder kid that was selling pirated copies? Because he was surely completely innocent.
Joe2911  +   1994d ago
All I know is that mine was dispatched from amazon UK on the 8th and there is no restriction on the date they can deliver it by, so im hoping its soon =D. I think IW is just gna have to except that if its ready then people want it, theres no point hiding it from the public just for the sake of a release date, we already know this game will break records..
crck  +   1994d ago
I'm surprised there are any mom and pop game stores left.
BaSeBaLlKiD721  +   1994d ago
I'm in Rochester, NY and I got my MW2 copy from gamestop yesterday.
lids345  +   1994d ago
i just called gamestop. all i said was i was reading online... and then the guy interupted me and said only in ohio and new york.
tehk1w1  +   1994d ago
Haha me too. :(
FailureRate54  +   1994d ago
old.
this happened 4 days ago in italy
N2NOther  +   1994d ago
I just called the store I reserved at (I live in Los Angeles) and they said it was only on the East coast that the street date was broken. Which absolutely blows.
ReBurn  +   1994d ago
I was at Gamestop earlier today and the fools were already lining up for the 9pm launch event. There's not a game that I would stand outside in a line for. Especially when I'll just be able to walk in and pick it up the next day.
Consoldtobots  +   1994d ago
lol

so the corporate pigs @ GS are upset that small operations are "stealing" their profits by selling the titles early? Free market sucks heh? tuff doo doo I will support my local vendor ANYDAY over the gamestop that is JUST ONE BLOCK AWAY. In fact I pass by with my early release copies and wave at them....LMAO.

if you kids only knew where this leads you would NEVER shop in another gamestop again.
BadboyCivic360  +   1994d ago
please educate...
Faro  +   1994d ago
In NYC?
For those of you who are in NYC, check out the launch party happening at Union Square. For more details, read here http://www.empirestategamer...

So yah...interesting to hear that it was only for the East Coast. But then someone mentioned it happening in Italy. I wonder who gets to make those decisions. lol.
tweet75  +   1993d ago
any retailer should be penalized for breaking street dates by receiving future games a week after street date
thats the way it should be!

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