Now Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 gets its own Boycott

   23/10/2009 at 14:28       Phil May       2 COMMENTS.
Source - Gamepex
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First we had the Left for Dead 2 debarcle...

...where a mass internet campaign was orchestrated to "make Valve pay for their betrayal of Left for Dead fans by splitting the community", now Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 PC gamers are following suit with a semi-official (read: Some fat smelly BO-stink on legs typed it into an online petition generator) campaign to make Activision / Infinity Ward see the error of their ways.

So far the petition has gathered a whopping 142,000 signatures from people who will probably go and buy the game regardless of having signed their life away in blood (pixels).

Boycotts really seem to be catching on. If this means 142,000 (sorry, 142,001, another mouthy cheeto-dusted basement dweller's just signed up) CODMW2 players who have to sign something on the internet to remind them not to buy something are never seen online in this, the world can breathe a sweet-smelling sigh of relief.

I do love their list of demands though. Read this in Michael Palin's voice from "The Spanish Inquisition" Monty Python sketch.

1. Cancel your pre-orders immediately, do not buy Modern Warfare 2, do not recommend buying Modern Warfare 2.

2. Kotick likes publicity - good or bad. Cease all participation on the Infinity Ward Forums. Abandon them like they abandoned us. Do not even flame, just disappear.

3. Do not talk about Infinity Ward, Activision, or Modern Warfare 2 unless it is referencing this boycott.

4. There's no need to kill the messenger, but we could at least load him (FourZeroTwo) with loads of messages to take to his King. Wouldn't it be funny if hundreds of thousands of gamers emailed FourZeroTwo a personal boycott message? Just saying, you can find his email address on his site...

5. Don't buy future Infinity Ward publications until we receive what we want: what we've always had.

6. Use one of our collected IW Boycott Signatures in all forum accounts (found on the IW forums, credit due where it is deserved).

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