Activision Played You Like Pawns

James Joell-Ireland and Sam Bage from discuss in a three minute short how Activision's price hike pawned boycotters and gave them free press. Most pre-ordered game in history? You bet!

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deadreckoning6663271d ago

I signed the boycott sheet, but I'm feelin the pressure from friends. I pre-ordered Bad Company 2 yesterday, so if I don't get MW2, the beta should keep me busy.

D4RkNIKON3271d ago

Oh I agree, it will kill me to see all of my friends playing MW2 while I wait patiently for a used copy to surface. But I plan to stand my ground and spit in the face of Acti and IW, they will not be getting my money this time.

gtamike1233271d ago

Im not getting it, looks like a cod 4 mod.

DK_Kithuni_713271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

..we are two.

I see no need for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 1.5 (the marketing edition).

JeffGUNZ3271d ago

For someone who is not purchasing this game, you sure spend a lot of time commenting in EVERY MW2 article. Why even waste your time if you're not interested in it?

DK_Kithuni_713271d ago

I might pick it up at a later time from the bargain bin. I'm interested. It's one of this years biggest releases.

But I will openly admit that companies like Activision, Infinity Ward, Turn 10, Valve and other companies with similar tendencies to hype their own products and badmouth others make my stomach turn.

Look at Naughty Dog and Insomniac Games in contrast. They are great examples of companies who still give a damn about their games and not just the money.

GamerscoreWhores3271d ago

I will be standing my ground. I won't be buying it at all. But then it's easier for me because i'm a big Rainbow Six/Dragon Rising fan, so prefer more realistic shooter affairs.

But there will be those that talked the talk, but will buckle and buy it anyway.

nolifeking3271d ago

when it hits the $40-$30 range. Way to many other games I need to buy and what looks like nothing more than a quick rehash is well off my radar.

JeffGUNZ3271d ago

How is Dragon Rising? I wanted to try it out so bad, but a lot of the reviews said it felt a little sloppy.

tripewire3271d ago

I'm gonna buy it used from EB, finish it, then sell it to someone for $20 just so those arseholes dont get my money, or the other guys.

If I had a 360 I'd pirate it and go around giving people free copies.