Did you know that Call of Duty: Black Ops comes out this week? Did you also know it has already turned some people into raving loons?

According to The Baltimore Sun , armed robbers stole cash and over 100 copies of Black Ops from a Harford County GameStop this past weekend. At least two men were involved; they wielded semi-automatic weapons and carried away four cases full of Activision's latest CoD installment, as well as cash and hardware. Unfortunately, this must be a dangerous region, as it's the second Harford County GameStop location to get robbed in less than three weeks. What's worse is that two customers entered the store while the robbery was in progress and the gunmen forced the shoppers into a storage area, although nobody was hurt in the process. As a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office told reporters, the games stolen weren't allowed to go on sale until Tuesday; perhaps it's a fair assumption that Black Ops was the "inspiration" behind the robbery. But if that's the case, we'd just like to know what they intend to do with those 100+ copies…do they think they're going to find desperate buyers who simply can't wait until Tuesday?

Maybe. But if you're paying a large sum of money to play Black Ops – or really, any video game – a few days before it's available, you just don't have enough to do.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops

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AshT
AshT
9 years ago

I agree, paying more money to play Black Ops a few days early is just lame.

PorkChopGamer
PorkChopGamer
9 years ago

Why would they have to sell them for MORE than $60 when the robbers got them for free? At 60 bucks a pop, that's a 6 grand profit.

Akuma_
Akuma_
9 years ago

But i guarantee there are people willing to do it, by any means.

Have you seen some of the people ontop of the CoD leaderboard, they really don't have a life.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
9 years ago

At least nothing of value was stolen…


Last edited by laxpro2001 on 11/7/2010 9:44:14 PM

Xombito
Xombito
9 years ago

lol.

PorkChopGamer
PorkChopGamer
9 years ago

lol

booze925
booze925
9 years ago

yeah, except the $$$ and 100 copies of black ops you bum.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
9 years ago

He said "Hardware" was stolen too meaning some PS3's were stolen. It was also reported that none of the xbox360's and 360 version of Cod were stolen. At least the robers were smart.

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

Lol

Teddie9
Teddie9
9 years ago

Get a sense of humour booze.

booze925
booze925
9 years ago

im sorry…
VERY long day

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
9 years ago

Sorry I didn't mean to offend/piss off anyone… I was just isolating the sole fact that the COD's were stolen and trying to make light of an otherwise serious situation.

booze925
booze925
9 years ago

huh.
i guess black ops deserves the title of most anticipated game of 2010

mike rlz
mike rlz
9 years ago

baha. thumbs up from me.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Sounds like these low-life Scumbags need some good old fashion vigilante justice from those midnight gamers that would've been standing in line for their now-gone preorders.

And ee could call this rage party….

"COD:Black And Blue Ops"


Last edited by BikerSaint on 11/7/2010 9:55:30 PM

Xombito
Xombito
9 years ago

They were probabally overstocked anyway.

RebelJD
RebelJD
9 years ago

They stole the games before release date, doesn't mean they'll be stupid enough to try to sell them black market before the game comes out. They can sell them for $20 bucks a piece if they wanted to and it's all profit ladies and gents. This is the cyber era so you'll probably see those copies land on ebay and go for near retail price.

All I can suggest is that if anyone cares, they'd keep a close lookout on Black Ops listed near robbery location (cities, state) at a steal price on ebay & report it.

They really need to amp up security and offer a better line of protection when it comes to these things. I mean real security, not those rent-a-cops with neon yellow shirts on.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

People have done worse for less. In this case I think it paints another bad picture for the gaming industry which has been under fire from activist groups who'd like to squelch game's of this content altogether. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
9 years ago

What are they doing only Black Ops! There are way more better games than that, heck, I woulda got 100 consoles than a 100 copies of CoD! More Value for your wallet.

P.S. stealing is bad…


Last edited by TheCrazyMerc on 11/7/2010 10:50:24 PM

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
9 years ago

How the hell would you get away holding 100 consoles?

shaydey77
shaydey77
9 years ago

Ever see The Italian Job?
3 Minis..traffic light fixing and some explosives.

But make sure you only blow the bloody doors off!! 🙂

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Wait'll Fox news gets ahold of this. Ay any rate, at least these fellows will have one helluva story about their own Black Op.

Tomorrow's headline: "After a robbery at the Harford County Gamestop, which included numerous consoles, a large pile of non-functioning 360s were discovered by the front door of the shop today. Police hold out no hope of the return of the Playstation 3 units stolen in the robbery."

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

lol, I can see this happening
360 sucks

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Why is there a bunch of not working 360's in front of the door?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

An unidentified informant claims the consoles worked for two hours and then crapped out. He believes the return of the worthless consoles were meant as a message to shop owners and gamers everywhere of the dangers of purchasing garbage technology.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

They stole 100 copies of Black Ops LOL
Why in the world… you know what nevermind.

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

I was going to say that they're having a huge LAN party, but then I realized that, unlike MAG, COD doesn't allow for 100 players. 🙂

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
9 years ago

In three weeks time, the headlines will read like this:

Robbers Caught After Trying to Trade in Over 100 Copies of Call of Duty at Gamestop

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

You know… That's hilarious. All that effort for Black Ops. They'll manage to turn a hefty profit, but if they're caught, they'll just end up wondering if CoD was worth jail time… Or if they're smart, they won't wonder.
Peace.

Akuma_
Akuma_
9 years ago

Something tells me that they didn't go after Black Ops specifically.

It may have just been an added bonus once they began the robbery.

"FREEZE!! get on the floor! now…YOU give me ALL your copies of CoD: Black Ops NOW!!!"

"But its just a game"

"DO YOU WANT TO DIE HERE?!"

Akuma_
Akuma_
9 years ago

Guys..

I just solved the case.

The people who robbed GameStop were none other than…

Vince Zampella and Jason West.

It's either that, or….

Sgt. Soap MacTavish and Captain Price.

___________
___________
9 years ago

if your going to steal something, why not make it worthwhile?
there would of been heaps of games in the store yet to be released.
assassins creed is already in stores, so is NFS hot pursuit, i saw them there today.
i doubt people would pay handsomely to get a game a day or 2 early, but get a game 2+ weeks early?

hell apparently some game stores have a few copies of GT5 already!
a user on the GT forums had a few pics of the case with disk inside with manual and PSN voucher.

Akuma_
Akuma_
9 years ago

No seriously. People WOULD pay any amount of money to get Black Ops early.

You guys underestimate how far the 'no-life geeks' of the world will go.

It was reported that GT5 has been or will soon be sent to stores in europe, and that it was the reason for the delay, to make sure they could flood the market at once.

___________
___________
9 years ago

whoever is willing to pay more than the RRP just to get a game a day or 2 early has serious problems!
either that, or more money than brains….. no, probably both.

sony are not that stupid, they have lost heaps of sales due to the delay its not because of that.
its because they had to update the SDK thats why they missed there gold date by 3 days and thats why there manufacturing the game now, when it should of been out 5 days ago!

MadPowerBomber
MadPowerBomber
9 years ago

…will this be a mission in the next gta game?…

just curious.

Mystearica
Mystearica
9 years ago

Guess I'll be getting this game cheaper game from eBay… hopefully he stole the PS3 versions 'cause that's the system I'll play them on…

LOL joking…. on another note… that's hmmm…. new….. guess robbing Gamestop isn't hard to do – but then again who would have thought something like this would actually happen. Guess those who pre-ordered the game from that county won't be very happy.

Akuma_
Akuma_
9 years ago

Didn't someone get stabbed waiting in line for the PS3?

ChronowerX_GT
ChronowerX_GT
9 years ago

Should've waited a couple of more weeks. They could've snagged the copies of GT5. They'd of sold like hotcakes.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

If they played them before Tuesday wouldn't Sony know it??

DarkSeed
DarkSeed
9 years ago

Who is to say that they'd sell them for more? 100 copies would have to be gotten rid of quickly so I'd say the sellers are at the mercy of the buyers. I personally think that the sellers would lower the price to get rid of the copies, unless they get some type if sick high from bathing in 100 copies of the same game.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Damn those people without lifes, but then again, you gotta applaud them for their "passion".

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I think they lived out their video game fantasy… To wield a gun and to do a "black ops" mission of their own!

Amazingskillz
Amazingskillz
9 years ago

This apparently goes to show that Black Ops is going to be a smash hit.

spiderboi
spiderboi
9 years ago

Cool, Activision. Free publicity.

sunspider13
sunspider13
9 years ago

ROFL "…raving loons.'

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I don't think these people who robbed the store would sell the copies early… If they are smart that is, which is obvious they are not, for two reasons.

If they start selling the copies early suspicion can and will rise… Note to any and all consumers… If your buying a copy of any game from a private party 2 days before release, it's probably stolen! Don't be as dumb as te robbers and buy it, especially at an inflated price.

Second thing is, if the robbers know anything bout gaming, they would know that marking up a game that most people play for the mp, would be dumb. The servers would not be up yet And even if they are you'll be playing with the people involved in stealing and buying the stolen games. Could make for good conversation tho! so to play online a couple days early probably wouldn't happen. Again consumers, this is why you shouldn't buy black ops for an inflated price Cus chances are you won't be playing online til midnight tonite anyways…

Chances are though that treyarch an black ops should boast a full, good campaign, so maybe it was worth it?


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 11/8/2010 11:12:23 AM

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

If the robbers stole 100 blackops games and PS3's they should of stole more PS3 title's while they were at it. Then again maybe if they took the extra time to get whatever different games, the black ops mission would be over.

sonic1899
sonic1899
9 years ago

In regards to Black Ops, did anyone notice the major error MS and Activision made in their "There's a soldier in all of us" commercial? They managed to advertise an M-rated game as being accessible to everyone.

dembiscuits
dembiscuits
9 years ago

I had to create an account just to respond to this article. I live in Baltimore City. Harford County dangerous? That's the funniest thing I've heard in a while.

Nynja
Nynja
9 years ago

OR… you have too much money or not enough respect for what you earn.