THE BUZZ: Pirated copies of Modern Warfare 3 are spreading across the U.S. ahead of the game’s November 8th release date, after an employee at a shipping warehouse in California reportedly stole disc two of the PC retail version. He then went on to post a copy of it online, which has since spread like wildfire. Activision is chasing down these pirated copies of the game, turning up on the doorsteps of those found playing the game and demanding that they delete the pirated version or pay a $5000 fine, and face a permanent online ban.
EGM’s TAKE: We like the bold steps Activation is taking to track the copies down. We understand the allure of playing the game early, but this is illegal and the wrong way to treat another persons hard work.