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Reportedly a marine, the man was outraged that his preorder had been sold

An Aurora, Colorado man has been arrested and is being charged with disorderly conduct after an unusual encounter at his local Best Buy Comp., Inc. (BBY) store.  

The 31-year-old Lomin Sar, reportedly a U.S. Marine, had arrived at the store on Tuesday hoping to purchase his copy of Activision Blizzard, Inc.'s (ATVI) hot shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.  Mr. Sar had placed a preorder and was convinced his copy was waiting for him in the store. 

But as it turned out, Best Buy had too many preorders and not enough actual copies, so it had sold all its existing stock to fans who attended the launch event.  Mr. Sar was outraged at this development and the fact that he would miss out on the MW3 fun.

He began yelling at the Best Buy customer service representatives.  He told them he would shoot them in the parking lot when they came out of the store.  He also threatened to blow up the store itself.

Modern Warfare 3
One marine vowed to wage real life modern warfare on Best Buy when they denied him his preordered copy of the wildly popular military shooter. [Source: ABC News]

The staff didn't take kindly to the antics -- understandable especially when Mr. Sar reportedly had received real world training in deadly violence from the U.S. government.  The police were called and pulled over Mr. Sar in his black SUV as he was leaving the parking lot.  Mr. Sar had reportedly had six prior traffic run-ins with the local police.  This time Mr. Sar found himself a real life "prisoner of war" (or the U.S. criminal justice system, more precisely).
 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launched on Tuesday, selling 9.3 million copies -- making it the biggest video game launch of all time.  For non-fans, the game is an entrant in the first person shooter (fps) genre, whose follows various American characters in their international conflict with Russian ultranationalists, who are attempting to release World War 3.

The game is a direct sequel to Modern Warfare 2, which itself set a sales record of 4.7 million copies sold on launch day.  The $310M USD in U.S. and UK launch revenue for CoD:MW2 surpassed any past entertainment release, including movies.  It would go on to sell 22 million copies and surpass $1B USD in sales, making it the second best-selling video game of all time.

Modern Warfare 3 is expected to set the new bar on revenue for and sales.  The eighth game in the Call of Duty franchise, the title pulls together the work of three different top video game studios.  Leading the development was Infinity Ward, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI).  Also contributing were Sledgehammer Games (makers of the the Dead Space franchise), an independent firm, and Raven Software, a subsidiary of Activision and oft contributor to id Software titles (they were the lead maker of Quake 4).

Modern Warfare 3
Modern Warfare 3 almost doubled its predecessor's record-setting launch. [Source: Activision]

Despite the terrific launch, Mr. Sar's bomb and death threats were not the only ugly incident to mar the launch.  A shipment of 6,000 copies of the game, worth an estimated €400,000 ($551,480 USD) was stolen in a sophisticated robbery in Paris, which involved armed gunmen using tear gas.

Source: Channel 9 News



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LOL
By seraphim1982 on 11/10/2011 11:58:03 AM , Rating: 5
I do feel bad for him......
What's the point of a pre-order if you can't get it.... it totally defeats the purpose. The purpose of a pre-order is build pipeline for the game manufacturer so they know how many units to create.




RE: LOL
By bigdawg1988 on 11/10/2011 12:01:07 PM , Rating: 3
I agree. Epic fail! on Best Buy's part. They could at least give him a discount or something.


RE: LOL
By shadowamazon on 11/10/2011 12:30:25 PM , Rating: 2
Best Buy sucks, that's a given. But i don't think in this case any amount of discount would calm him down.


RE: LOL
By gorehound on 11/10/2011 1:09:50 PM , Rating: 2
If they gave him some good tranqs that would of had a soothing effect.


RE: LOL
By GulWestfale on 11/10/2011 3:25:48 PM , Rating: 4
someone really wanted to blow up worst buy because he couldn't get modern camping 3? really? are you sure this wasn't just a marketing thing?


RE: LOL
By 2bdetermine on 11/10/2011 4:46:02 PM , Rating: 3
MW3 is a rubbish money milking crap.


RE: LOL
By Samus on 11/11/2011 2:35:45 PM , Rating: 2
My experience with Best Buy in-store pickup and preorders is utter fail.

I ordered 4 usb flash drives for in-store pickup last week and went to pick them up, and they demanded I have the credit card I used to place the order, even though I had multiple ID's and the pickup form. The card used to place the order had already been put on hold, so I don't see why it needed to be present.

So after driving home and coming back, they had only processed the order for 2 usb flash drives and wouldn't sell me the remaining 2 drives at the online price. Even after they contacted their online orders department they said there is nothing they could do.

Honestly, I felt like blowing up the store, too. Completely ridiculous.


RE: LOL
By vazili on 11/10/2011 6:31:13 PM , Rating: 1
lol. working as a best buy gaming associate, we tend to get screwed by the company.

We're told to get as many pre-orders as possible, but only given 5 copies of the hardened editions and a few dozen standard copies at launch.

In my store, we were going to have a launch party, corporate shot us down and then a week before launch we were told to do it.

So no midnight release at my store


RE: LOL
By rudolphna on 11/10/2011 12:03:30 PM , Rating: 5
Maybe so, but that does NOT provide an excuse for threatening the CSR with bodily injury, and threatening to shoo thtem and blow them up. I worked for BBY at one time, and trust me when I say that there is absolutely nothing that could be done by the people in the store.

They did the right thing in calling the police.


RE: LOL
By MrBlastman on 11/10/2011 12:15:56 PM , Rating: 5
No, he shouldn't have threatened them like he did. He did have every right to be completely pissed off though. Best Buy dropped the ball bigtime.

I have a hard time understanding though how it was worth going to jail over a stupid corridor shooter on rails though.


RE: LOL
By SlyNine on 11/10/2011 12:24:37 PM , Rating: 4
Now if it were BF3, a wide open kick ass shooter, police would have probably arrested the BB crew.


RE: LOL
By MrBlastman on 11/10/2011 12:37:25 PM , Rating: 3
No way, dude. He'd of totally laid low behind cover until the Police sent in their armored APC and snuck up behind it and put a C4 pack on it taking it out. He'd then have laid low until they sent a second one and this time around, he'd of waited until they panic bailed (expecting the same thing) and then he would have hopped in it and run them all over!

It would be totally righteous, man! ;) That is, until they sent in the choopers... darned choppers...


RE: LOL
By Omega215D on 11/10/2011 4:24:23 PM , Rating: 2
What if some n00b jumped into the APC before he did and drove off with it without waiting for him to get in?

As for the chopper, pray there's a n00b behind the controls for that one as well and before he knows it the chopper is spiraling towards the ground uncontrollably.


RE: LOL
By FaaR on 11/10/2011 6:38:40 PM , Rating: 1
"Every right to be completely pissed off"?

Luxury problem much? IT'S A VIDEO GAME. Calm down for chrissakes, it's not as if anyone need these things to survive or anything like that. Self-entitlement in the US reaches new heights... *rolls eyes*

Sometimes stores order enough copies to cover pre-orders, but don't receive enough goods to fill them all. I've no idea if that's the case here, but if it is, how would that be BB's fault?


RE: LOL
By xrodney on 11/11/2011 2:57:34 AM , Rating: 3
Hard time to feel sympathy for BB, they seems to do things like this with everything they sell not just games in preorder but also for stuff in regular stock.

Fault is only on BB side, but guy overreacted.


RE: LOL
By MrBlastman on 11/11/2011 11:30:09 AM , Rating: 2
You're pretty clueless, aren't you?

The man paid for a pre-order copy. Why do you get a pre-order copy? A pretty receipt? A nice annotation on your credit card statement?

NO

You get a pre-order copy so you are guaranteed a copy of the program on RELEASE DAY. Not the week after, not a few days after--but ON THAT DAY.

Pre-orders actually make the retailer's job easier. Instead of having to guesstimate how many copies they will need, they can look over their list of pre-orders and say to themselves--well, gee! We _at least_ need this many copies in inventory at X store to cover demand. Then, through appropriate metrics based on past results, they can order a "fluff" quantity above and beyond the pre-orders to cover any possible walk-ins.

There's really no excuse at all for a store to not have a copy for a pre-order customer. When they receive their shipment, they are expected to set copies aside for their pre-order customers... not sell them to walk-ins who they owe zero committment to!

About the only reason that a store might not have enough copies is if there are production problems from the publisher. If this is the case, the release date should be delayed in order to fulfill at a minimum the pre-order obligation.

This is how business works! It is called a promise, a word--a business is only as good as their word, just like another person.

Yeah, it's a video game and one that I could care less about, but you are in denial by disregarding any of these simple facts that I have illustrated above.


RE: LOL
By kmmatney on 11/10/11, Rating: -1
RE: LOL
By Schrag4 on 11/10/2011 2:14:18 PM , Rating: 3
Most wackos don't have gun collections. Most people with gun collections aren't wackos. I'm not sure what point you're driving at.


RE: LOL
By Bostlabs on 11/10/2011 2:36:19 PM , Rating: 3
Agreed. I have several guns and am a holder of a CCW permit in AZ. I'm certainly no wacko and my first impulse isn't to shoot someone.


RE: LOL
By MrBlastman on 11/11/2011 11:33:17 AM , Rating: 2
Exactly. Believe it or not, but given the responsibility of carrying a firearm and the hoops you have to go through to get a concealed carry permit/license, most people with these tend to err towards more responsibility, not less. They know that the stakes are high for them to sacrifice their rights by doing something stupid--and the act of actually having this responsibility gives them more of just that.


RE: LOL
By mindless1 on 11/12/2011 1:29:40 PM , Rating: 2
If they take preorders and knowingly don't have stock to cover them, yes they did wrong.


RE: LOL
By Hiawa23 on 11/10/2011 12:13:23 PM , Rating: 4
I love the game but that was no way for somoeone in our Armed services to be acting, over a videogame. Yep, Best Buy was at fault but this has happened to me. I kindly spoke to the manager & he called another Best Buy, called the store & I went there & got my game. He also gave me a $50 giftcard. I didn't ask for any of this, but I felt good that he would go that extreme to make things right for me. I sm 37 & have been gaming since the Atari days, & the day I act the fool at a store over a videogame, it's time for me step away from the Playstation & Xbox.


RE: LOL
By Omega215D on 11/10/2011 4:36:43 PM , Rating: 2
Taking things calmly is the best action and you almost always end up with some extras in return but Best Buy is certainly no angel. I've experienced many stores being poorly operated, staffed and stocked. Some have even denied sale prices on items clearly marked on sale on their site which is company policy that they match it.

Also, the people they hire, in the NYC area, tend to be one of rudest and lack luster employees I have ever seen. How did they ever pass the damn Unicru test that barred me from working there while in college? Such unprofessionalism... and Unicru... keeping good people unemployed since it's inception. /rant.


RE: LOL
By tecknurd on 11/10/2011 5:59:30 PM , Rating: 2
I agree that Best Buy and other companies do keep good people unemployed. Every time I apply for a job at any of these retailers it feels like I am signing up for a dating service. The Equal Employment Act states, companies can not ask you how you perform for certain scenarios while applying for a job. Also some companies uses proprietary services like Silverlight for their job application.

I rarely go to Best Buy or any local computer stores even though they are 5 minutes away. If the stupid US Marine did a pre-order at Amazon or other eRetailer, probably will not have any problems. Threatening a store just because the store did not have enough of a certain game. Also pre-order does not guarantee that anybody will get a game or product. There is one rule that brick and mortar stores complies to is first come, first serve. Even eRetailers have the same rule.


RE: LOL
By Schrag4 on 11/10/2011 2:10:29 PM , Rating: 2
I suspect Best Buy might do this on purpose. I had a similar issue with them about a year ago. I saw a TV in their weekly ad and went to pick it up. They didn't have it in stock. They said I could pay for it then and one would come into the store in a few days, no more than a week, and that they'd call me when it got there. Well, about a week and a half went by with no call from them (I called them almost every day), and once they finally said it was there, I went in again. However, once I was there, they said it wasn't in stock!!!

I'm 100% certain they had sold my TV, the one that came in a week and a half later, to another customer who had come in after I called to confirm it was there. I raised a big stink about it and they basically changed their story and gave me the TV. I wonder how long that other poor customer had to wait to get his TV.


RE: LOL
By Schrag4 on 11/10/2011 2:15:38 PM , Rating: 2
Just to be clear, I didn't threaten to shoot anyone or blow the place up.

:-)


RE: LOL
By rudolphna on 11/11/2011 12:48:29 PM , Rating: 2
I worked there, so what you had is called an OMS. With OMS we are completely at the mercy of when the DC actually decides to send the product to us. You think store employees have any real power over that? They don't- trust me. All we can do is put in the order and hope that it comes in. Our inventory system is also somewhat ambiguous. So whoever looked first couldn't find the TV. Then someone else looked and actually found it. That, good sir, is probably what happened. How do I know? Because it happened quite frequently.


Reservations
By KFZ on 11/10/2011 12:29:07 PM , Rating: 5
Customer: But the pre-order keeps the copy here. That's why you have the pre-order.
Service Rep: I know why we have pre-orders.
Customer: I don't think you do. If you did, I'd have a game. See you know how to take a pre-order you just don't know how to *hold* the pre-order. And that's really the most important part of the pre-order: the holding. Anybody can just take them.




RE: Reservations
By bug77 on 11/10/2011 2:57:40 PM , Rating: 2
I'd +1 you if I could. I was thinking exactly the same thing.


RE: Reservations
By Omega215D on 11/10/2011 4:21:36 PM , Rating: 3
Seinfeld FTW!

Besides, it's just a F***ing game! I didn't buy mine on release day and had no reason to. It was in stock and, like BF 3, wasn't going to be out of stock for a while.


RE: Reservations
By xrodney on 11/11/2011 3:32:08 AM , Rating: 2
We don't know details, BB guy might handled things wrong by trying to get rid of him making him mad in process, its up to police to find out.

It really doesn't matter if its game or something else.

I am not kind of person that would threaten anyone to kill or blow stuff unless someone threaten my family, but I got quite of few times in same situation and unfortunately not all sellers try to resolve things peacefully. Several times I was replied in "sold out, and now gtfo" way resulting with me contacting company owner directly with complaint.


RE: Reservations
By Boze on 11/11/2011 9:19:23 AM , Rating: 2
? What episode was this?


RE: Reservations
By rudolphna on 11/11/2011 12:50:50 PM , Rating: 2
You really don't get it do you. Sigh, here we go., I worked for this company. I know how things work. There is zero point in getting upset with the Customer Service Rep, because they have NO control over inventory. If they sold the pre-orders to the people who pre-ordered them, and there wasn't enough copies- that isn't their fault. That is the fault of people who work in the Distribution Center, and at coroporate. Why do people insist on thinking that the store employees areto blame? They are just the grunts, the people who sell the product. They do not control how it's made, when it's made, how many they get, or any of that stuff. Keep that in mind, next time you get angry over inventory.


RE: Reservations
By Boze on 11/11/2011 1:42:27 PM , Rating: 2
The only time I get angry with customer service is when they won't look in the store's database to see how many of a particular item are on hand, instead wanting to "go look in the back" because "its quicker".

What could be quicker than typing in the UPC or SKU? If the system says you have 0, we're done. End of communication, I go home.

If the system says you have 1 or more... start looking.


RE: Reservations
By mindless1 on 11/12/2011 1:46:47 PM , Rating: 2
I disagree. While I don't condone the excessive actions taken by the nutjob, getting upset enough that it makes news, sends a message to Bestbuy that we are infuriated when taken as suckers and screwed for their benefit.

Today more than ever, a B&M has to provide superior customer service to stay alive vs online merchants. We expect that, even demand it.

If you work for a company that is screwing people, you ought to take some slack for it from those being screwed. Even if you didn't personally make the decision that screwed them you support the company doing so by working for them.

While it is true no company is perfect or innocent, some shades of gray are darker than others.


Rough
By MeesterNid on 11/10/2011 12:25:50 PM , Rating: 2
He'll be asking for soap on-a-rope this holiday season from his friends (if he has any) and family. Plus I doubt you get a lot of game time in prison.




RE: Rough
By JasonMick (blog) on 11/10/2011 12:30:31 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
He'll be asking for soap on-a-rope this holiday season from his friends (if he has any) and family. Plus I doubt you get a lot of game time in prison.

Doubtful. He's reportedly a marine. The U.S. criminal justice system always goes light on those that served (I guess that's not a bad thing, they did put their lives on the line for all of us, though sometimes it backfires in a BIG way...).


RE: Rough
By Bostlabs on 11/10/2011 2:39:23 PM , Rating: 2
If he is suffering from PTSD then perhaps. Otherwise, no.
Marines are certainly not above the law.


RE: Rough
By MrBlastman on 11/10/2011 2:45:33 PM , Rating: 3
The judge should simply remand him to an anger management class and possibly some therapy sessions. We have no idea the kind of stress these guys experienced over there. The training alone tends to mess with soldier's heads so it is our duty as a society to do whatever we can to help them get back on their feet. They risked their lives for us.


RE: Rough
By Bostlabs on 11/10/2011 2:54:19 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed. Combat is certainly no picnic. I was never in a fire fight but I can tell you the training alone can leave a lasting impression. Bullets whizzing close by and explosions going off close enough to shake your insides can do that.

But that is nothing compared to real combat. Some of the stories I've heard are hair raising. Probably the most impressive part of those stories is seeing the story tellers eyes as he, yet again, relives the experience.

That's not Call of Duty, that's reality. PTSD is very real and sufferers are in dire need of our help.

Not saying this guys was suffering from PTSD but it is a possibility.


RE: Rough
By ianweck on 11/11/2011 5:50:51 AM , Rating: 2
I wonder if someone suffering from PTSD would be playing a warfare game like this. You'd think they would be doing all they can to get away from combat, not simulating it.


RE: Rough
By ShaolinSoccer on 11/12/2011 12:53:50 AM , Rating: 2
This type of news is going to make those people happy who do those "studies" that prove videogames cause people to become violent...

/sarcasm


RE: Rough
By mindless1 on 11/12/2011 1:49:30 PM , Rating: 2
I think it could be therapeutic, entering a combat scenario where failure is certain but no real penalty is attached. It could reassure someone subconsciously that they are now back in civilized society, not a real war zone.


RE: Rough
By ShaolinSoccer on 11/12/2011 12:51:16 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
They risked their lives for us.


No they didn't. They might've risked their lives for their fellow soldiers or other Iraqis/Afghans but they sure as hell didn't risk their lives for me. If anything, they risked their lives for Bush and his administration who was hungry for oil... commence with rating me down.


Typical
By SlyNine on 11/10/2011 12:16:51 PM , Rating: 5
Typical MW3 player, you would never see a BF3 player act in such a way, no no no.

$@Rc@$M




RE: Typical
By Iaiken on 11/10/2011 12:32:55 PM , Rating: 2
Only because 60% of BF3 players downloaded it from Origin...


RE: Typical
By 2bdetermine on 11/10/2011 4:23:28 PM , Rating: 2
Obviously you had never heard of STEAM then...


RE: Typical
By Iaiken on 11/15/2011 12:32:36 PM , Rating: 2
Well if it were available on steam then you wouldn't sound like a moron...


RE: Typical
By MrBlastman on 11/10/2011 12:38:26 PM , Rating: 1
I'm playing the Tribes Ascend beta. No time for either of these games. :P


I feel bad for him also...
By Beenthere on 11/10/2011 12:33:09 PM , Rating: 3
I feel bad he didn't get his copy of BF3 and also that he is out of touch with reality and needs professional help that he does not appear to be getting. The game can wait but the professional help can't.




RE: I feel bad for him also...
By EricMartello on 11/10/11, Rating: 0
RE: I feel bad for him also...
By TSS on 11/10/2011 2:27:03 PM , Rating: 1
Why? Why should he get professional help for just venting his anger? Sure, it was alot of anger that needed to be vented. But it's out now, so i seriously doubt he still needs help.

Nobody of us knows the details nor how this person is in day to day life, of course, but speaking in general you do not need "professional" help for being angry. It's normal. I'd much rather say we all need some professional help to get our sense of value back. What is everything worth and what is the proper way of approaching things?

I'd say BB executives need some help so that they don't sell more pre-orders then they will actually get copies. I'd say their staff needs some help to calm people down without calling the police, and to recognise just anger when it's just anger and not think there will actually be a terrorist attack (THATS what this is all about isn't it? Their afraid, because of what happened the last decade, that it will actually happen though that's only a 0,0000001% chance or something). I'd say infinity ward, sledgehammer games and raven all need professional help to make a game worthy of that many sales (MW3 sucks. Big time. On all fronts, even compared to MW2). I'd say you need some professional help to show that not everybody needs professional help.

While the article is amusing (oh cmon we all knew something like this was a matter of time so we can make fun of the MW3 fans :P) I fear the reaction to something like this will be much more harmfull then the actual "crime" that has been committed.


RE: I feel bad for him also...
By Omega215D on 11/10/2011 4:54:49 PM , Rating: 2
I pretty much agree with this. Though. there's such a thing as going too far and there are people out there with some serious mental issues going on but


RE: I feel bad for him also...
By twhittet on 11/10/2011 5:53:17 PM , Rating: 2
But he should probably get professional help to at least EVALUATE whether he needs more help or not. Things like this happen, and then 6 months later he kills 20 people. And everyone wonders why the warning signs were ignored. Huge red blinking warning sign right there - I'm hoping someone is paying attention.


RE: I feel bad for him also...
By mindless1 on 11/12/2011 6:37:35 PM , Rating: 2
Why is very simple. A sane, stable person recognizes the difference between merely getting angry, like threatening to never shop there again, threatening to contact corporate headquarters, etc, versus threatening bodily harm upon someone.

Sorry but YES anyone who threatens bodily harm upon someone to try to force there way not only needs professional help, they need to be held in police, then looney bin custody until they are evaluated as to whether they are stable enough to pose a threat to society.

You wrote we don't know the details or how this person is in day to day life. True, but it does not matter. Let's bring home the argument. Suppose I as a stranger walk up to you on the street and start threatening your life. Does it really matter how I am in day to day life or does it only really matter that I not be threatening you?

It is right to show patience, compassion and mercy to someone who introverts their PTSD, but not so much to someone who uses it as an excuse to lash out at others without _reasonable_ cause.

In short, what person A does to person B does not give person B an excuse to treat person C differently.


RE: I feel bad for him also...
By MonkeyPaw on 11/10/2011 4:21:51 PM , Rating: 2
People have lost grip of reality. In my town, a guy tried to rob a kid at gunpoint of his copy outside gamestop. The kicker was, the kid fought back and disarmed the guy. The even bigger joke was the robber came back later that day to buy a copy and got arrested. I like video games too, but this is all kinds of stupid. If only people cared this much about important things in life.


Didn't realize games were $90 a pop
By BurnItDwn on 11/10/2011 12:11:08 PM , Rating: 2
"A shipment of 6,000 copies of the game, worth an estimated €400,000 ($551,480)"

Wow, I know games were getting expensive, but that's almost $92 a copy ...




RE: Didn't realize games were $90 a pop
By JasonMick (blog) on 11/10/2011 12:29:17 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
"A shipment of 6,000 copies of the game, worth an estimated €400,000 ($551,480)"

Wow, I know games were getting expensive, but that's almost $92 a copy ...

Those figures were from two different reports. I agree that doesn't sound right.

Might be a bit higher though like ~$70 average though, what with all the premium version and all... Or maybe there were some consoles in the mix too...


By kingmotley on 11/10/2011 1:01:59 PM , Rating: 2
I believe they were valuating the copies higher because they would fetch a higher price on the street since the game hadn't officially been released at that point yet.


By Paedric on 11/10/2011 1:41:35 PM , Rating: 3
New games at retail are in the 60-70€ range here in France.
For instance, last time I checked, mw3 was at 69€ at fnac (one of the largest multimedia reseller.)

So the number is alright.


By bug77 on 11/10/2011 4:33:46 PM , Rating: 3
It costs about $70 over here, in country with an average income of about $500. Neat.


Just imagine
By skirvmi on 11/10/2011 1:14:19 PM , Rating: 2
how upset he would have been if he actually got the game and had a chance to play it.




RE: Just imagine
By Bostlabs on 11/10/2011 1:38:56 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah some people shouldn't play this game. It can be very rage inducing. Me? I just respawn and keep playing. No need to pop a vein over a game. :)


He can have my copy
By wickyman on 11/10/2011 2:16:56 PM , Rating: 2
This is the worst COD title to hit the PC that I can remember. Looks like all they did was take a 4 year old game, add a couple of London cabs and double-decker buses then spend the rest of the dev resources stamping COD stickers on cheap headsets and making their own version of facebook.

Absolutely absurd that even a console port released in 2011 can look this bad. If he wants to burn something down, go straight to the source and don't waste your time with the middleman.

It's not as though it even looks good by console standards...games like BF3 look and feel a decade ahead of MW3. Every other "AAA" $60 title released this year looks great on such dated hardware as an Xbox 360 or PS3. MW3 is a joke, even as a fan of the series I cannot justify paying $60 for this crap.




RE: He can have my copy
By Bostlabs on 11/10/2011 2:45:59 PM , Rating: 2
The campaign seems to have a bit of a graphic update. But not so the MP. There are new toys to play with (Kill Streak rewards) but other than that it feels a bit rehashed. Even some of the map content is reused. There is a building on one of the maps (can't recall the name) but it was taken directly from MW1.


Gees
By geddarkstorm on 11/10/2011 2:04:27 PM , Rating: 2
Now this is some modern warfare.




Go4It
By Shadowmaster625 on 11/10/2011 2:23:22 PM , Rating: 2
As long as he's inside the store when it goes he'll be doing the world two favors.




VISCERAL GAMES
By Deusfaux on 11/10/2011 4:56:00 PM , Rating: 2
made Dead Space.

VISCERAL.

Not Sledgehammer.




More publicity stunts?
By EricMartello on 11/10/2011 1:09:18 PM , Rating: 1
I'm betting this never even happened. Seems like the CoD "marketing geniuses" feel it necessary to run a guerilla ad campaign on the side instead of using the more traditional "TV commercial with overly dramatic footage of gameplay set to some corny eThug music" format.

It's a safe bet that the idiots who are buying these COD/BF games each year are the same mouth-breathing retards that recently quit WoW. That's why sh1t like this is so believable. LOL




RE: More publicity stunts?
By Bostlabs on 11/10/11, Rating: -1
RE: More publicity stunts?
By EricMartello on 11/10/11, Rating: -1
RE: More publicity stunts?
By EricMartello on 11/11/2011 10:10:35 PM , Rating: 1
LOL wowtards.


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