Two men steal over 100 copies of CoD:BO at gunpoint.

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    Two men steal over 100 copies of CoD:BO at gunpoint.

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    Handgun-wielding robbers who burst into a video-game store in Harford County over the weekend made off with more than just cash. They also stole more than 100 copies of the highly anticipated "Call of Duty: Black Ops," which won't go on sale until Tuesday.

    At least two men were involved in the robbery, timing it for when the GameStop in the Festival at Bel Air shopping center on Bel Air South Parkway was about to close on Saturday night, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said Sunday. The men, armed with semi-automatic guns, stole four cases full of "Black Ops" — the newest game in the popular "Call of Duty" series — as well as cash and game systems.

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    While the robbery at the Bel Air store was under way on Saturday, two customers stopped by and were forced into a storage area at gunpoint. Neither they nor store employees were hurt, the sheriff's office said.[/p]

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    I guess they figured a game store wouldn't have the kind of security a pawn or jewelry store would, and they'd be able to sell off the copies without worrying about being tracked like with a gun or other valuable object.
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    One of the reasons why my boss and I couldn't punch and kick the hell out of each other when we were working(At Gamestop) was because of the security cameras.
    Many people think security cameras at Gamestop stores are never on or working, when it's actually quite the opposite, thankfully.

    These guys were fools.
    Desperate ones XD
    I hope the game was worth jailtime and never being able to play it for a while.
     
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    They must have just seen the Black Ops commercial and actually believed they had a soldier inside of them. Just tells you haow to get a game early at gamestop, if they dont already have it for sell.

    Also mean (men).
     
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    100 * $40 on eBay = $400

    Good choice since it's such a hyped game!


    EDIT: This doesn't mean I aprove it!
     
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    I wish I lived where they sell brand new games for $40.

    lol.
     
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    Wow $400! These guys are probably going to make a swimming pool filled with money, a la Duck Tales.
     
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    I mean, since the risk is a lot smaller than the bank, and you get less with robbing a store..
     
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    Isn't 40 x 100 = 4000? [​IMG]

    But anyway, I guess this proves how awesome the game will be lol
     
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    You may want to re-work your math...
     
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    What a bunch of losers. Get a job and you'll have more than enough to pay for it.
     
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    its already leaked here in the middle east - shady stores in Lebanon have the game already for the Ps3 getting my copy as soon as i leave work !

    like killzone 2 - only we got that some 12 days before release [​IMG] hahahah love this country.
     
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    I'm sure they could sell it for more than $40. Even more if it wasn't coming out tomorrow, so by the time they shipped it, it'd already be in shops.
     
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    He's talking about the price they could sell the stolen copies for.
     
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    Is 40$ expensive or cheap for a game >_>
    i live in sweden so i dont know since i dont utilize $... however that doesnt mean i dont have it $_$
     
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    Is this how they advertise for games these days?
     
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    wow...these release groups are getting desperate to leak the game...

    is this plan B?

    Plan A was to leak it on the intenet....but the dumb fuck on youtube (who most likely endangered a high ranking releaser) showed the game and everything...so the pigs tracked him down...and "talked" to him...
     
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    these guys obviously dont know what torrents are about

    where were the security guards? a company as big as GS should atleast have stronger protection from these things though losing like 8000$ isnt much of a problem (with insurance) but losing the game systems would be quite a blow
    if ppl are getting their games thru stealing, then grow up

    PS - CoD-BO is already out ie. clone dvd version.
     
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    This kinda of stuff happened at the Gamestop I use to work at in Colton, CA, it wasn't nearly as bad as this though!...Why can't ppl just learn to earn money ligit and go buy the damn games!...sheesh!
     
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    Don't stole them, pirate it! XD.

    Activision is no longer knows how to promote the game [​IMG]
     
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    Just imagine the scene :

    "DON'T MOVE ! IT'S A HOLDUP ! Ok now we are going to take some copies of CoD:BO and if anybody moves, I'll shoot him ! TIZ IZ SRS BIZNESS !"

    If I was in the shop at that moment I would be like, WTF are you doing guys [​IMG] ?
     

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