Re: Modern Warfare 2 Petition
I dont know how much MW2 has increased in the states but over in the UK, the rrp has increased by £15! Thats quite a bit!
It's also the fact that Activision is being incredibly greedy. Of course it's within their rights to raise the prices of computer games, but with a game that they expect to sell over 10 million copies, I think thats a little extreme!
And if we look at it from parents views for Christmas. Some kids get a few games for Christmas but I'm sure parents will be a tad reluctant to spend more money on top of MW2, so game sales of other IP's wil go down (this would explain the mass exodus of games to 2010 though!)
Another look at this is pure hypocrisy on Activisions part. They said to sony to lower the price of the PS3, but some of their collectors editions already cost about the same price as a Wii or Eggbox or bout half the price of a PS3. So it's very hypocritical of them to start raising the prices of their games so they can milk the public for all their worth!
The thing is, I cant wait for MW2, Infinity Ward are a great company and have made a steller game, and it sucks that quite a few people are going to pirate the game and get it used to spite Activision. Even though in all likelyhood the petition wont work, hopefully it will give Activision an eye opener as to what their consumers are thinking instead of their shoddy attempts at market research!
Also, I dont like the way they handled the Brutal Legend case. The dropped the project, then told the developers that they owed them development time. Thats like firing somebody, then saying to them you want some of the money you earned from them back!
Apologies for the essay though!