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Activision: No plans to ban legit early Modern Warfare 3 owners

XMNR: The status of whether it is ok to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 early has flipped and flopped like trout stuck on dry land. After Microsoft's Stephen Toulouse suggested playing the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC shooter could get you banned, Activision announced Friday it has no plans to ban any legit owners.

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WetN00dle692235d ago

Of course they cant ban you! They just cant.
Especially if the game was purchased legally.

Pro_TactX2234d ago

They can ban you actually. They don't even need a reason. It is their service, and therefore their discretion. Now it would be bad business for them to start banning legitimate purchasers, but they have the legal right.

StanLee2234d ago

Yeah but you can't blame or punish excited fans when retailers are breaking street dates. It's the biggest game of the year. You can't ask them to wait until Monday night just to play a game they bought legitimately. Punish the retailers. They're the ones who did something wrong.

Pro_TactX2234d ago (Edited 2234d ago )

I agree with that. Like I said, it would be a poor business decision to ban legitimate purchasers. I was only pointing out that they don't need a reason at all, because WetN00dle69 is under the impression that they can't do it.

I think the best course of action would be to fine the retailers for breaking street dates. Retailers won't sell the products early if waiting is more profitable.

GraveLord2234d ago

They can ban you if you violate their terms of service.

WetN00dle692234d ago

Yes but their terms of service mainly consist of you not reverse engineer their product so on and so forth. THEY can not ban you for legally purchasing their title early.

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NegativeCreep4272234d ago (Edited 2234d ago )

along with Batman: Arkham City - which was absolutely free - On Amazon with it's "buy two, get one free" promotion. Which ends tomorrow night at 11:59 PM.

And it wouldn't be an overstatement to say all three of those new games are worth more than a single copy of MW3. Since my big brother is in Afghanistan right now, I don't plan on buying Call of Duty on day one this year. With Uncharted, Resistance, and Batman coming soon to my doorstep, can you blame me?

kennyboy2234d ago

i cant blame you but then your a minority saying that

DeadManMcCarthy2234d ago

once they got your money of course they can ban you.