Such popularity really brings out the best in humanity, doesn't it?
A French source, TFI News , has reported that a truck containing 6,000 copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was assaulted in south Paris.
According to the translation, the truck was involved in a collision with a car on Saturday morning in Créteil. Two masked individuals emerged from the car, used tear gas to neutralize the truck drivers, and made off with the entire game shipment said to be valued at 400,000 Euros.
Unfortunately, this is just the kind of thing that happens when a product is in worldwide demand; I think we all remember the criminal nastiness surrounding the PlayStation 3 launch. I wasn't the biggest fan of walking across that big parking lot with the PS3 box on the day of the launch, when nobody could get one and there were reported stabbings.
By the way, Activision has warned people that playing MW3 early isn't authorized, and it could result in a ban. Wouldn't that suck? Go to all these ridiculous efforts to get the game early, only to never be able to play online again? Well, you deserve it.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3