Was Kotaku wrong for spoiling the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ending?

Kotaku editor-in-chief Brian Crecente posted a reveal of the newest game in the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare 3. What made this reveal different was Crecente revealed everything. Weapons, game modes, levels, locations, characters, plot twists and the surprise game ending.

Was this a legitimate reveal of an exclusive or was this an abuse of industry privilege?

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movements3023d ago

Probably. But this was the biggest leak in gaming for a long time. Any site would leak it. ANY site. Good score for them.

BrunoM3023d ago (Edited 3023d ago )

I see why they did it I mean they wanted to show they knew the had the info so people start giving ten more hits and when they got "rumor" information people beloved them ...

In other had is stupid no Mather how much some may hate the game to reveal a game and give it's ending away that's just plain dumb and not serving the gamer ...

But what ewe the way I see it they knew other sites had the same info some on at the office said " ok guys we going to put it all our there is good for the site people will beloved wen we got some inside source aout what ever news plus we can say we were first"

Oooo ya " and give away the end of the game Cus we asses like that"

I don't think it's right for any site to give away the end of the game no matter what game we talking about .. Takes away what games are made of and for in my view but what ever ...


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BrunoM3023d ago

lol well I at first didn't want to read ur post after te spoiler alert but after the first line lol ...

I hope thise kind of thing don't become the norm I mean I'd hate for some one ro reveal all the story and the end to let's say uncharted3 or even mass effect 3 is a loser and noon move ..

Oo and for my first post I'm posting from my iPhone and the damn thing u spell one thing and it changes to another word so sorry of at times looks as if some word are out of place because yet really are ...

Sucks Cus is hard to check what u just spell if it's long on the iPhone any ways hope I got my point acros plus is late to edit my first post ...

sunnygrg3023d ago

I hope Activision goes "Sony" on their rear.

vickers5003022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

"Their will have a sniper mission on the moon."

"You will pilot nuclear submarines under Antarctic ice, while battling giant soviet super squid."

"The Eiffel Tower gets nuked by Islamic extremists and then your super hero character ends the Iraq/Afghan wars with his limitless noob tube and one man army perk."

"You discover the secret cloning vats used by the Russian's to "spawn" their never ending army against you."

"You can now have 19 attachments on your AK47 and draw smiley faces/swat stickers all over your customizable amour."

"In one mission you kill Osama Bin Laden."

"Over 6000+ new guns and attachments and overpowered perks to own newbs with."

Now THAT'S a game I'd like to play! Lol, some of that stuff does sound pretty awesome. F*cking realism needs to die in gaming, I want crazy, ridiculous, bizarre and never before seen elements in my game, a game that doesn't take itself so seriously.

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Tony-Red-Grave3023d ago

well if you couldnt already predict the ending then you real dont know shooters

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Mr Pumblechook3023d ago (Edited 3023d ago )

pretty good pics.
He actually looks like the friend from Napolean Dynamite


Andronix3023d ago

You know sometime in a forum people who see an article, but have nothing good to say, but want some bullshit kudos so what do they do? They write one word "FIRST."

-That's what Kotaku are doing.

BubbleSniper3023d ago (Edited 3023d ago )

Kotaku didn't spoil anything. Seriously? We're talking about the ending to a First Person Shooter, with the name CALL OF DUTY to boot.

Most people will skip the Single player and jump right into the Multi-player.

This would be big if it were for a game that actually has a ground-up story, like Uncharted 3: GOTY

iHEARTboobs3022d ago

So we let these sites pick and choose what endings get spoiled and which one's don't? And as much as people love to hate on COD, it's still better than a lot of crap out there. I don't think any game's ending should be spoiled, whether you like the game or not.

jadenkorri3022d ago

seeing/knowing the ending sucks, back when i was in college and Zelda Twilight Princess came out, yeah old, i know, I didn't have time to play it yet, thou I watched the ending at a friends, just the final boss, and still have yet to pick it up and play it cause no point. It don't matter what game it is, seeing the ending discourage playing it. Maybe not for everyone, but for me personally, its not the only game i saw the ending and never played. So now I avoid all spoilers/ending.

beastgamer3023d ago

To be honest, i think any gamer developer would be mad if their whole story gets leaked. How do you think dice would feel when BF3 Campaign get leaked on Kotaku like Brain said. I would be HEATED IF I WAS A DEVELOPER!

BubbleSniper3022d ago

You have a good point, beastgamer. However, this is NOT BF3. This is CoD.

I can say with complete honesty that even my friends do not care for the campaign... they all have PS3 and Xbox360's (more 360's) and play on PS3 usually to get their single player experiences and Xbox LIVE when they want to get all oily and naked on CoD. (fairies)

badz1493022d ago

Who plays CoD for the story anyway?

dragon823022d ago

I actually prefer to play the campaign in COD games because the online is trash. I own every COD game and don't play any of them online unless a friend begs me to play it with them. Even then it's maybe once every couple months.

allven4343022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

It isn't long until the articles 'accidentally' gets deleted.

saladthieves3022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

As much as people really wanted to get their hands on the information, there are those who are still fans of Modern Warfare, willing to wait for the game to release, and avoiding spoilers. Spoilers are really bad!

I remember when I was watching Battlestar Galactica for the first time and halfway I started to wonder: There are 12 cylon models, 7 are already known, who are the final 5?

The next day I woke up, accidentally read an article's section that (without any spoilers warning) had all the 12 Cylon pictures. At that moment, what was seen could not be unseen! It was a "Wait..what?? Oh hell no! FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU" moment.

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yen8883023d ago

If people really wanted to play the MW3 campaign properly they could just not read the article, that's what I'm doing

Istanbull3023d ago

Eventough if people didn't want to read, why the f*ck do we need spoilers about a game thats coming out in 6 months? Its just a formof attenton wh0ring and to get hits.

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M-Easy3023d ago (Edited 3023d ago )

Kotaku is part of the Gawker network. You expect anything more of them? Their philosophy is get hits, don't worry about facts or ethics. The tiger just went tiger.

Josh_Squire3023d ago

That's why I'm not looking up the ending ;)

InTheKnow3023d ago (Edited 3023d ago )

How could anyone defend this kind of thing??? The intent was for personal gain and I would say to harm Activision and COD. Activision has an army of lawyers and they should sue this clown till he is flat broke. If he did do this, Activision will have a case and EVERYBODY by now knows Kotick is an old school mobster.

It's one thing when fanboys debate and guesstimate how a game will play out. It's different thing entirely when a well known web site with certain privileges tries and assassinates a game as big as COD which will have literally BILLIONS of dollars at stake. I hope this clown thinks it was worth it.

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iHEARTboobs3022d ago

A lot of people are ok with it because they're probably hating on COD. And that sucks because even if you hate COD, would you want this to happen to a game you really like? Probably not. This stuff shouldn't ever happen.

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