Activision Gripes About ModernWarfare3.com

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Jul 16, 2011
  1. Livin in a box
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    Activision filed a domain-name dispute with National Arbitration Forum on Friday over ModernWarfare3.com, a gag website attempting to convert Modern Warfare 3 fans to EA's Battlefield 3.

    Activision argues that the person behind ModernWarfare3.com "has no right or legitimate interest in the Domain Name," a violation of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, and wants the site under its own control. Activision has provided the panel with a two-page list of Modern Warfare's accomplishments as evidence of its right to the domain, or perhaps because it wants to see its "Best Shooter" award from CNN.com in writing. Activision claims the site contains copyrighted material, including the style of its Modern Warfare 3 header, and that the owner "supports the game Battlefield," quoting that it "urges visitors to 'grow up and forgettabout Modern Warfare 3 (because it looks just like Modern Warfare 2) and buy Battlefield 3 instead.'"

    ModernWarfare3.com was purchased on March 26, 2009, almost two years before Modern Warfare 3 was officially announced, and until recently the website redirected users to Battlefield3.com. Currently its front page reads, "Warning: this website is under seige," with the above clip from Monty Python's Life of Brian re-dubbed to bash Modern Warfare 3.[/p]

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    TL;DR Activision doesn't like that www.modernwarfare3.com redirected to EA's Battlefield website for the reasons stated above. It now has a header with the title "Warning: this website is under siege" and clip from Monty Python's Life of Brian re-dubbed to bash Modern Warfare 3, shown above.

    Whoever registered that domain is a cool kid.
     


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    This video is fucking funny. I'll give the original (Monty Phyton) another chance, since the first time I saw I was bored to hell.

    Anyway, this CoD bash is stupid. The game will be successful, there's no doubt about that.
     
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    I really, really, really, really, (...), really, REALLY hope that Activision does not get the domain.
     
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    modernwarfare4-X.com are also registered.
     
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    Pfft, Activision's own fault for not registering the domain.

    I mean really? Learn to protect your damn properties! You had it coming.
     
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    The owner of the site registered through a proxy so Activision is actually suing the Proxy. This according to Kotaku, anyway.
     
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    Whoever did this is quite immature. That said, it would be funny if they can't get the domain.
     
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    This site won't change the fact that MW3 will sell like cheeseburgers around the world.
     
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    I gotta say is let's not dub over Monty Python.

    While it's humiliating to them that this has happened I don't blame Activision for doing everything they can to gain control of this domain with the launch coming up.
     
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    That is just hilarious. Check out this guys other videos too. I hope Activision doesn't get the domain, nothing against them but he did register it first so it's rightfully his. Besides, can't all the fanboys just go to the CoD website? It's got it's own MW3 page so shouldn't that be enough? Or do they really need a whole website? Why can't Activision just register CoD-MW3.com? AFAIK that isn't taken.
     
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    That video was pretty funny, it made me laugh at least.

    Though...I really would have expected Activision to have registered MW 1-10 already, it's their own fault.
     
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    Maybe Activision should stop crying about people bashing their games and actually make a good game for a change.
     
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    Well said. Here's hoping that Activision kills off Call of Duty like they did with Guitar Hero.
     
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    I must really be behind the times. I didn't know Guitar Hero was dead.
     
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    Oh man I love the title of this thread.

    'Activision bitches about ModernWarfare3.com'

    No matter how much I bitch, it still won't repair the damage CoD has done to the video game industry.
     
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    Activision has no plans for making a Guitar Hero in 2011, and unless interest spikes, they are done with the series. It was a needed death. Guitar Hero went to crap post GH3.
     
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    Why would they do that? They're making max profit for minimal work. It's more "hardcore"(read:more casuals who play only one game) gamers who allow them to do this.
     
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    Battle...field........3 [​IMG]
     
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    It's been dead for like 2 years.
     
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    It's Activision's fault for being retarded enough to not register such an obvious site name. Companies register tons of domain names that are remotely related to a product, the fact that Activision didn't is a joke.

    I'm just surprised it's not a pay-to-click site.
     

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