We all want to get our hands on a copy of Modern Warfare 3 don’t we? Some people want to get their hands on it more than others, none more so than armed bandits who stole 6,000 copies of Activision’s juggernaut of a game in Paris.
The masked robbers reportedly used a fake car accident to lure the drivers out of the truck before attacking them with tear gas and threats with knives, with the haul worth an estimated €400,000 . The truck was on route to retail stores in Paris for tomorrow’s big launch.
This robbery would have been planned for some time; I’m sure the company involved in shipping the games were not advertising that they had copies of Modern Warfare in the truck or people would have flocked like a horde of hungry zombies. This also comes at a time where pre-release copies are going for silly money on eBay, with reports that someone bought one copy of the game for $1,725.
It is one of the largest game heists in history and I hope that these criminals are captured quickly by the police before they are able to start profiting from this ridiculous crime. They have now limited the chances of French gamers getting their hands on a copy of the game.
This is the second big hit against Activision in the run up to the release tomorrow after reports came out saying that an employee at a factory in California stole one of the precious discs and started pirating it on the internet. These people should really have a good look at them selves and do what everyone else is going to do and line up at midnight tonight to get their share of Modern Warfare the legal way.
By Greg Collins | November 7th, 2011