Robbers steal £1m worth of Modern Warfare 3 packs
Call of booty
Just one day before it launches, Activision's Modern Warfare 3 has already got people pulling out real weapons and committing crimes.
Two French lawbreakers held a delivery truck up, stealing 6000 copies of the game worth an estimated €400,000 (£342,770), local newsagency Agence France Presse reports.
The van, crewed by two delivery men, was hit by a car on Saturday at 8am in Micromania, France. Upon leaving the vehicle to check for damage, the servicemen were struck with pepper-spray and had their van nicked.
Meanwhile, in Mantes-la-Jolie, a second delivery van was robbed, this time by three hooded people who used a weapon to commandeer the vehicle. The total value of booty was estimated at more than €780,000 (£668,402).
It certainly seems the French are keen on their Call of Duty. If they'd got there earlier, they could have cashed in on eBay - there was a lot of money to be made there. ®
Maybe the French are so keen on the game to garner the skills needed to defend Paris. Something they've not managed before.
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SANCTIONED BY SARKOZY.......
How else will they keep the euro afloat, a way to raise funds so watch out for them on eBay.
It's easy playing big tough Internet Guy from behind a sea channel.
Trying to figure out why this is in Reg Hardware... I guess that actually corralling up those ones and zeros and imprinting them on an actual physical disk counts these days... :)
Proof that violent games beget illegal behaviour.
I bet they trained for the heist using a custom MW2 map too.
Oh please won't somebody think of the children!!!!11111eleven