The lights are on
With the military shooter battle between Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 shaping up to be one of the most intense rivalries in video game history, we've been waiting for more shots to be fired between the soon-to-be-warring factions. Consider this the latest escalation.
Aggregame points out the rather surprising news that ModernWarfare3.com, a domain you'd assume Activision would have purchased years ago, currently redirects visitors to the Battlefield 3 website. This redirect just went into place yesterday, but the ModernWarfare3.com domain was registered via GoDaddy in 2009.
Some have speculated that EA itself is behind this bold move, but the more likely scenario is that some devoted Battlefield fans (or devoted Activision haters) registered the domain before Activision thought of it and just now put this into place as a blow against the publisher.
If that's not enough goofiness for you, ModernWarfare4.com was also registered by someone other than Activision. The devoted PC gamer who picked up this domain is angry at Activision for removing dedicated servers from Modern Warfare 2 and is currently running a poll to help figure out what to do with the domain that the publisher would presumably eventually want to use.
The lesson? Publishers, get those domains registered early and often, even if it means rumor stories running on all of the blogs.
[Thanks to Austin for the news tip.]
I just tried it, and its true!! F U ACTIVISION!
MARK ON MORE FOR BATTLEFIELD!!
That's hilarious. Great move on that individuals part. LMAO.
oh sh!tballs thats gotta hurt =)
So for people wanting to look up stuff about MW3 they would be greeted with something like this: "Forget about that game, buy Battlefield 3 instead."
Hey, the domain name HalfLife3.com was just registered! I wonder...
Battlefield is going to kick cod's ass in quality to bad most will still buy cod. Im playing to buy both.
I preordered BF3 today and I laughed when I saw this. Go Battlefield!
Ha ha ha ha!
Serves them right. Activision doesn't prepare enough and now they're going to take a hit.
At least 1 person at Activision was fired for this.
Haha serves you right Activision. This made my day
haha i love this rivalry, games have needed a rivalry ever since the Mario and Sonic rivalry died and they started participating at the Olympics together... *sigh*
Aw man, we so need more pranks on activision, this is just great xD
wow are you that desperate to beat cod EA? i say you stooped pretty low to do that ea shame on you. (dont flame me if it didnt end up being ea.)
Well this is something else...not all that surprising though.
i laugh like crazy