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Activision playing 'good cop' with CoD pirates. Calls mother of one.

That's not to say the investigators aren't willing to employ more serious methods in dealing with people who don't give in to the "good cop" approach. "One young pirate was being a 'wise ass' and adamantly refused to cooperate," VentureBeat reported. "So the investigators called his mother."

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Carbide72609d ago

I would imagine this'd be a very effective tactic indeed. I doubt these pirates would want to lose "their" living quarters, a.k.a. the basement.

N4GAddict2609d ago

Pirates deserve more than a warning call IMO

deadreckoning6662609d ago

Times are tough, games are expensive. I think a warning call is the fair thing to do IMO.

Longrod_Von_Hugendon2609d ago

<Nelson Muntz> HA-HA </Nelson Muntz>

kanetheking2609d ago (Edited 2609d ago )

times are tough.so that give ppl the right to steal things.so i guess the poor kid's all over the world should all get mansion's but no it does not work like that.

Moentjers2608d ago

Lots of kids don't even realise they commit a crime that can have an impact on the rest of their life. No clean record can cost you good job...

NeutralGamer2608d ago (Edited 2608d ago )

Am I the only one who thinks that its okay to steal from a company owned by Bobby Kotick?

I said in an earlier comment:

"You sink really low when you steal a game from a store... "

And alot people said pirating is stealing and downloading is stealing = its the same..

ITS not!

If you steal from the store its the store owner who loose money!

If you download its KotickVision losing money = okay for me!

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Snakefist302608d ago

I lol when investigators called his mom, anyway i think this approach is more subtle.This proves that most pirates are just 13 year old kids that have more time than money to spend on the "scene" looking for this crap. I'll just pay $60 for the game and save myself some time.

scar202609d ago

Shit im getting 10 copies next friday and i aint paying for none of them up yours activision u deserve this for being greedy bastards.FYI im not pirating.

ExPresident2609d ago

Why a warning call? This person obviously committed to an act that they knew to be completely wrong in the first place because of their lack of patience and they need a warning call? As much as I don't care for Activision a lot I wouldn't blame them for going right after pirates and the like.

TheBand1t2609d ago

I imagine getting cussed out by your mother is far more intimidating than being dragged off to court.

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