Modern Warfare 3 flogged on eBay for a grand
Get rich and try dying
Copies of Activision's forthcoming FPS Modern Warfare 3 have been selling on eBay for staggering prices, with one auction ending yesterday at $1725.
Earlier this week, Xbox versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were available to buy from Kmart after the US retailer accidentally put them on shelves early.
Many of those who grabbed one went home and started on the campaign mode. Those willing to wait until next Tuesday, though, showed their braincells haven't been damaged from perennial gunfights by offering their copies on eBay.
Last night, after 88 bids, one early possessor pocketed a whopping $1725 (£1078). It was immediately shipped out with priority mailing, so this wealthy buyer will no doubt be a popular figure this weekend.
There's plenty of code floating around online for much less than that now. However, we'd recommend you wait until Tuesday to get a copy. Unless you're that obsessive, you simply have to jump the gun.
Meanwhile, for a taste of things to come, a video featuring a controversial scene, of similar questionable taste as the "No Russian" scene in Modern Warfare 2, has been posted online.
All viral marketing nonsense, of course, but here's the spoiler for your innocent eyes nevertheless. If you'd prefer not to see a little child and her mother get blown to smithereens, though, look away, or don't click play. ®
Nobody paid over £1,000,000 for it, AFAIK.
Here we go , any time there is any kind of violence under discussion, let's drag out the ghost of 7/7 and 9/11. Much the same as any kid of pornography brings on the cries of "Somebody think of the children.". Constantly banging on about those acts I think is more insulting to those who died. Those who died would rather be remembered for that time and place not constantly being linked to every tiny little violence related thing that people take a offence at.
Now don't get me wrong, yes they were horrendous but let's put those 5000 deaths into perspective. 30,000 people a year die in the US from gun related violence. Thats 6 times the amount as died in the towers, every single year. A one-off of act of terrorist aggression pales against the huge numbers of acts perpetrated by human beings to each other every single day.
These adult entertainment titles provide a way to connect to the violence with a safety net that you can easily turn it off and walk away if you wish. If you enjoy it so much you wish to carry on, then it provides a healthy release for those feelings. If you're that messed up in the head that a simulation sets it off, you were almost certainly messed up to start with and it was only a matter of time before the right trigger came along.
If I may...
If I might suggest, you could shed fewer crocodile tears mourning the loss of a few polygons and refocus those impulses towards some of the *real* problems out there like real abuses against real children in many parts of the world such as in Sudan, Chad, and Columbia.
Re: Don't like that clip
FPS fun? Ah yes, blasting virtual humans into gib.
And the difference here is...? :-)
Freudian slip by AC 00:18
"any kid of pornography brings on the cries of "Somebody think of the children." "