Submitted by Nataku 2161d 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  +   2161d ago
Very interesting.
The_Devil_Hunter  +   2161d ago
Too interesting....pfff
StanLee  +   2161d 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  +   2160d ago
You could've picked the game up in Brooklyn days ago.
Relientk77  +   2161d ago
Heard this was in the northeast (U.S.)
The_Devil_Hunter  +   2161d ago
Most likely cuz here in San Diego there are already people camping outside of Gamestops and Walmarts since early today.
mjolliffe  +   2161d ago
Tut Tut Tut
Darkspade  +   2161d ago
They should go after Gamestop just like they went after that 18 year old kid
Kira83  +   2161d ago
as far as i know this was legal and agreed to by activision, i cant remember where but i read about it yesterday.
ReBurn  +   2161d ago
You mean that 18 year old modder kid that was selling pirated copies? Because he was surely completely innocent.
Joe2911  +   2160d 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  +   2161d ago
I'm surprised there are any mom and pop game stores left.
BaSeBaLlKiD721  +   2161d ago
I'm in Rochester, NY and I got my MW2 copy from gamestop yesterday.
lids345  +   2161d 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  +   2160d ago
Haha me too. :(
FailureRate54  +   2161d ago
this happened 4 days ago in italy
N2NOther  +   2161d 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  +   2161d 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  +   2160d ago

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  +   2160d ago
please educate...
Faro  +   2160d ago
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  +   2160d 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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