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Hardcore gamers tend to buy video games no matter how the economy is. Video games have continued to be robust despite the economic downturn over the last year as people look for ways to spend on entertainment that offer more value.

Certainly one of the biggest games to be released this year will be Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 . The game is widely expected by analyst to be a huge money maker for Activision. Some analysts predict that the game will make up a significant portion of Activision's profits for Q4 2009.

The game officially went on sale at 12 am this morning and many locations reported small lines of hardcore gamers waiting at the doors of stores to get their hands on the game. About 10,000 GameStop and Best Buy locations around the world opened at midnight to sell the game.

One GameStop location at Union Square in New York City had a line of about 80 mostly young people lined up about two hours before the store opened.

One person waiting in the line said, "This is the only game I'm probably going to do this for." The young woman planned to play the game all night online against a friend.

An employee at the Union Square GameStop said, "Gamers are enthusiastic about picking this stuff up at midnight."

Sales of the game are expected to top 11 to 13 million units by the end of 2009. One San Francisco Best Buy store had about ten people lined up at 10pm Monday night to buy the game. One man waiting in the line said, "I'm going to be up all night playing it, until I crash."

Modern Warfare 2 has a long way to go to beat the top game from last year -- GTA IV. The game sold 3.6 million units on its first day and 6 million in its first week totaling more than $500 million in sales.

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RE: COD: MW2 Petition
By callmeroy on 11/10/2009 1:46:37 PM , Rating: -1
Your whole post outlines why I'm laughing my ass off at most (though not all) the posts in this thread...

half you folks don't know what the hell you are screaming about...or are drastically over dramatizing it.

don't like the game fine - don't buy, but stop crying about it.

RE: COD: MW2 Petition
By mikeyD95125 on 11/10/2009 6:43:20 PM , Rating: 2
They are just disappointed. Modern Warfare was in the top 3 games I ever played. And what I think had the best online experience ever. So its a big let down when Infinity Ward neuters the PC version of the sequel out of what seems like pure laziness.

Sure it is just a video game, but it seems like a few simple things could have made the PC version a lot better than it will turn out to be.

RE: COD: MW2 Petition
By jonmcc33 on 11/11/2009 10:19:22 AM , Rating: 1
And what I think had the best online experience ever.

I wouldn't exactly call it the best online experience. There's nothing wrong with the netcode but it has it's bugs. I seriously hate the bunny hop around the corner garbage that people do.

There also aren't very many default mode servers out there. Most of them (99%) are all HC. I have no problem playing that but it's painfully easy for me to slaughter people in that mode. I typically end up with a 3:1 KD ratio most of the time.

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