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Amazon France Lists Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

by Alex Culafi - February 20, 2012, 10:25 am PST
Total comments: 5 Source: http://www.gameblog.fr/news/27494-call-of-duty-bla...

The page was pulled soon after, however.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was listed on Amazon France but was removed soon after.

The move follows Activision's recent acquisition of BlackOps2.com, as well as a recent blacklisting of French website Gameblog.fr for reporting on the news. Activision France had demanded the website (among others) to remove stories on the supposed game immediately. Gameblog, unlike others, refused to comply, and as a consequence was asked not to attend an upcoming event for Transformers: The Fall of Cybertron, as well as being cut off from copies of Activision games. Activision later commented to Kotaku that "Activision doesn't blacklist journalists. We believe this was a misunderstanding and are working towards a resolution."

Activision's retribution may confirm the existance of the game, as nearly all cases of false gaming announcements either lead to no corporate response or a disconfirmation of some sort.

The potential title, likely developed by Treyarch, would be following the success of Call of Duty: Black Ops, which has sold over 25 million units across all platforms.

Talkback

Although Gameblog was just upholding integrity, is it weird that I don't blame Activision for doing what they did? If you don't comply to the companies request, it is fully within their right to cease any relationship they might have. I mean, I would be angrier at Activision if they just said "It's okay that you don't respect our request (unlike other companies), so we'll just forget it and give you the same relationship that we're giving these other companies". I personally believe Gameblog has no reason to post a story on this in the first place. It's within Activisions grasp to cut off ties, but it's up to Gameblog to decide how much they need that relationship in the first place. If it's important enough to do a story, it's important enough to try to patch things up instead of crying for attention.

I am no company, but I can say that the move I made would have been exactly the same as Activision. And I hate Activision.

Chozo GhostFebruary 21, 2012

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likely developed by Treyarch

This is the reason why I am interested. No one makes a better COD game than these guys. I still haven't played MW3 and I'm not really interested in it either, because the MW series is made by Infinity Ward and those guys aren't as good at making quality COD games.

Mop it upFebruary 22, 2012

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Call of Duty: Black Ops, which has sold over 25 million units across all platforms.

What's the source of this figure? From numbers I can find, it sold 12 million on XBox 360, 3.2 million on PS3, and less than 1 million on Wii, DS, and PC. That would make the total no more than 18 million.

OblivionFebruary 22, 2012

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likely developed by Treyarch

This is the reason why I am interested. No one makes a better COD game than these guys. I still haven't played MW3 and I'm not really interested in it either, because the MW series is made by Infinity Ward and those guys aren't as good at making quality COD games.

Last time I checked, Modern Warfare still had Call Of Duty attached to the title.

Chozo GhostFebruary 22, 2012

Quote from: Oblivion

Quote from: Chozo

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likely developed by Treyarch

This is the reason why I am interested. No one makes a better COD game than these guys. I still haven't played MW3 and I'm not really interested in it either, because the MW series is made by Infinity Ward and those guys aren't as good at making quality COD games.

Last time I checked, Modern Warfare still had Call Of Duty attached to the title.

I know. What is your point? My point is that the Modern Warfare series is garbage. The good CODs are made by Treyarch (Black Ops, World at War). Treyarch doesn't make MW.

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