Yesterday morning occured an attack on a van in the area of Créteil in France . Inside the van were video games (copies of Modern Warfare 3) for a value estimated at around 400,000 euros.
Some people really want it.
Wow...Call Of Duty really wanted game :D I saw a game shop near my work place there was a big line waiting for MW3 this shop was selling it couple of days early.
"a value estimated at around.." ?? REALLY? You guys can't even know how much EXACTLY "6000" Copies cost?
sounds like The Fast and The Furious plot lol
call of duty fever, reminds me when gta4 came out, people were waiting outside gamestop for people who bought it than jumped them for the game
they wanted to make sure that nobody buys this crap.
If that was me i would have blown it up.
So many comments.............But what caught my attention was that the Pirates used Tear Gas!!!!! I would expect Tear Gas for a Bank robbery or armor car heist but automatic weapons and Tear Gas to rob some guy making $9 hr. driving a van? luckily there were no "Killstreak" involved!
I blame Grand Theft Auto (Sarcasm) What's worse than robbers? Robbers with bad taste in videogames. They should have taken a good game like Skyrim
I blame Saints Row. I hear they beat the driver with sex toys before fleeing with the truck.
these dudes really love call of duty
no .. this proves that cod fans are desperate ,crazy , and will do anything
or just some people see a way of a easy money. If they sold the games at quarter of the price they'll still have 100,000 euros.
aww someones mad that no one ever did this for their favorite game because it's not as wanted.
LOL its not cod fans its organized crime. Theres always hiests going on. Some factory worker tipped someone off about a shipment and they robbed it and prob either gave the informant a cut or killed him to cover theier tracks. Thats what i would think rather than some nerdy teens going OMG TEH COD I NEEDZ IT NOWZ!!!
i can see how this went down.. a bunch of cod elites.. dressed up in camo armor with some walki-talkis and the night vision goggles from mw2.. they also used the rc from bo.. "remember..no camping"
Why do some people love COD that much?
Bcuz its FUN. People love to hate what's successful but the haters forget they are fans who don't care what they say.
Robbers love money, not CoD
Some eBay people would probably pay 400,000 euros to get 1 copy 1 day early.
I actually saw it selling for $49 000 on eBay yesterday. It said 2 minutes on it. I refreshed and it was gone. I don't know how eBay works, I was just there to look at how high people were pricing it. But I think someone actually bought it...
COD just got real. Probably a bunch of 12 years old who did it. lol
Incoming story from Fox: Call of Duty gets taste of own medicine. Violent games = Real violence.
Maybe it was DICE :D
A Swedish developer pulling off a daring heist of an American product in France? THE PERFECT CRIME!!!
Well they should since infinity ward has been robbing dice of all their ideas for years. Dice makes battlefield 1942 then infinity ward copies them and makes call of duty 1,2,and 3. Dice makes a fps in modern settings with unlocks and a lvling system bitch as infinity ward copies them again get your own damn ideas infinity ward and stop coping dice and claiming you came up with it. Check the release dates of the games infinity ward are nothing but a bunch of copy cats.
Maybe it was Activision trying to sell more copies. Those copies were probably already ordered for a companies, and were heading to shops. Because after they leave the factory copies were created, are sent to a hold up base in very large numbers, and this truck could be the truck delivering them to Shops, and before they are sent, every company has to be already paid for those copies.
The world is a better place now.
Robbing banks is overrated now I guess.
This is easier.
Damn, that is crazy. People absolutely love some COD. I think COD might be the only game that is totally inundated in popular culture to the point where even non gamers know of it.
That, GTA, Halo and sports games.
"After a collision between vehicles commonplace, the bad guys have neutralized employees with tear gas before fleeing with the minivan and their booty" They rammed the car and then used tear gas. Wow, People are going on HARD. It's only a game lol. First someone buys an early copy for 10 grand, now we robbing trucks GTA style. I wonder what's next
how much is 400,000 euros in USD?
400 000€ = 551 000$ ;) http://www.xe.com/ucc/conve...
Merry Christmas Actosuckvision! lmao
wow that was lame.
This is one of those rare occasions where it was so lame, it was funny.
They can afford the loss.
They can afford that loss like 100 times.
It's not a loss for Activision! That truck counts as units shipped and sold to retailers. Those games will still see sales, just on a different market.
Yeah really sucks for them. Hope they got insurance!
Didn't this happen the last time?
Grand Theft Warfare
1st ppl spending 14k on ebay just to get early access to the game now this o.O? Whats could possible happen next?
lol, people are absolutely crazy. Poor delivery truck driver. All they probably had to do was ask him for the keys.. but, tear gas? Geez. But, I bet Activision is absolutely loving this. Their game makes people crazy.
wow; it won't surprise me if a year or 2 from now videogames (big ones) are delivered in an armored truck escorted by police...infinity ward should make fun of these incidents in a mission for modern warfare 4.
I just feel sorry for the truck driver. Hes definitely getting fired for this.
As long as my copy wasn't stolen I don't care :P
Trolling is only acceptable when it's on call of duty, lol pathetic anyway this is ridiculous stealing copies of the game lmao.... make it sound like a drug deal gone wrong or something.
thank god they never used a AC130
maybe when MW4 comes out ? LOL
Im sure these were pre-orders too...which means 6000 people won't be playing anytime soon. I also can't help but feel like some idiot is going to put the spotlight on himself when he attempts to sell 6000 copies of MW3 in France overnight.
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