Activision publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has commented on last week’s massive Modern Warfare 3 scoop, stating that the firm chose to turn what could have been a bushel of lemons for the firm, into a batch for “lemonade,” instead.
You know he was raging when it first leaked.
Good; while it's harsh, Activision deserve it somewhat.
We all love leaks. I just like to know what games are on the way. They hate them but it builds hype in weird internet community's.
There was no leak this was all done to plan to hype their new game on the cheap, this is the new thing lately to save on advertising during "hard" times (if Activision has ever had a poor day since acquiring COD). Activision are snakes and Kotic is their head serpent. Don't ever believe one word he/they utter.
I don't think anything gets leaked! These companies do it to spread the word! It's like the age old saying, Kids want to do what they aren't suppose to. And we want to know about what we aren't suppose to! Tell the truth, doesn't it make you more excited knowing we weren't suppose to see something? Kinda like if a cute chicks skirt goes up a bit too far.
no way u know they did it on purpose to get the hype train rolling nice and early
..I don't think so. After the leak they released FOUR trailers in one night. Why would they make 4 trailers and then release them in one day? I'm sure they meant to spread those out until E3 for the big gameplay reveal BUT the huge(and mostly likely accurate) info that was released changed that.
Soon we will see a gameplay trailer...so we can see if this game is not once again recycled material with the same ancient engine...
Perfect profile picture, thrasherv3
This degree of damage control suggests that Kotaku really let the cat out of the bag.
Yea its hilarious.
The leak isn't even worth talking about.. It's basically the same stuff from modern warfare 2.. In modern warfare 2, america was under siege, in modern warfare 3, america is under siege once again along with other countries..
Teaser trailers aren't really worth it 90% of the time. 30 seconds to see it say CoD MW3. Just make a press release or something. I never really liked teasers.
Bottom line is, Crecente from Kotaku who leaked it is a complete dick. He looks like a dick, has a face of a dick and he knows he's a dick. However, Activision deserve this as they aren't the coolest guys, too. They milk gamers with such ease on the same engine, same damn game (just different maps, and tweaked). But really, Crecente is the real loser here. Let the big games have their own unveil, why fucking leak them?
and? were is the news on games worth talking about. forget this casual turd.
Better idea from a game company: Don't make an announcement to announce that you're going to announce something. Just say it when you're ready to say it, and that way it doesn't get leaked.
I personally don't like leaks I try to avoid them. Games are expensive enough without ruining some of the plot twists ect. (not referring to this leak in particular) ..
Since a ton of details about the game are already out...they ought to just capitalize on the leak and release some clips or at the very least some screen shots. I mean the game was confirmed out of nowhere and then just unleashed waves of speculation....What are they waiting for? More incorrect rumors that force out actual details about the game?
Whilst I don't feel Cod is completely lost I wish they remembered what made 4 so good. The pace. They seem to have lost that and now it's just huge setpiece after huge setpiece. I have become desensitised to it now. This doesn't look like it will change with MW3. More of the same.
Yup. Declined the pre-order offer at gamestop when I picked up LA Noire. GS: "Preorder MW3 and get a free poster!" Me: "Nah, I'll be skipping this years addition to the series. Oh, since we are on the subject, I would like to preorder Battlefield 3."
I want a new PC for BF3 and Witcher 2. I really think that if Acti hadn't of pushed annuality (new word?) on Cod the entries would be closer to 4s quality. Instead they have gone "look, look, NY, Paris and London!!!!". Laughing at the free poster offer.
Haha, that's exactly what I did. They should totally put that in an ad or something. Skip the rehash that is cod, and get battlefield 3. Although I wish they show console footage at e3 2011. I'd get it for the pc, it's just that my laptop just isn't high-end enough.
Oh but how could you EVER miss out on the FREE MODERN WARFARE 3 poster!?
meh who gives a fuck.
the cod fangirls i believe
lol fangirls is right. fuck call of duty in its tired ass. Battlefield for thy win.
The modern warfare 3 leak was #sonysfault
What a load of tosh. You've got to love the desperate way in which he tries to turn this around by calling Activison's subsequent moves "unprecedented" when in actual fact, all Activision did was release a lacklustre teaser trailer that would have got a million views anyways if it merely featured a mongoose anally abusing a racoon with a bar of soap. Essentially, it went down like this: Activision drone 001: "[email protected]*K! Someone leaked our game!" Hirshberg: "YOU [email protected]&*ING SCROTES! You can't do anything properly" Activision drone 002: "Duh, obviously. Observe Black Ops" Hirshberg: "STFU. Anyways, before people cotton on to the fact that this will be the same recycled P.O.S we need do something". Activision drone 001: "I can get Barry down the hall to release a trailer featuring green writing and a cool voiceover." Hirshberg: "Do it. I'm off to check buy my new mansion- you gotta love these scrubs that keep buying our expansion packs". Activision drone 003: "I think you should see this. DICE seem to be making one kick-ass game" Hirshberg: "Ahh don't worry about it. Our new gameplay trailer with that new killstreak will do the job. Toodaloo motherf***aaaaaaas" Satan: "I've kept your seat warm bro! Oh, and I've run out of lube!"
probably the funniest thing i've read on n4g in a while. great job dude :) well said
Hilarious man. Bubble for you.
When life gives you lemons....You screw life's day and burn its house down! YEAH!
And heres Ollie with the MW3 Preview "GAMES GON' SUCK."
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