Activision Files Complaint Against Fake Modern Warfare Wesbite
Two of the biggest first person shooters of 2011, Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3, are coming out in the Fall. This creates some natural competition between them, but one supporter of Battlefield 3 has gone farther with his loyalty and created an anti Modern Warfare 3 website under the domain name ModernWarfare3.com. The site has been around for a while, and gone through several iterations, including fake insulting ads for Modern Warfare 3:
"Modern Warfare is crap. On November 8, 2011, the most over-hyped first-person action series of all-time returns with the copy and paste sequel to the lackluster Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Check out the E3 2011 gameplay demo featuring the Black Tuesday level for a look at the epic fail of the campaign. Pre-Order Call of Duty MW3 Today for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC to secure exclusive bonuses only available online for Modern Warfare 3 fanboys who don’t know that Battlefield 3 is the better game"
It recently had a direct link to the official Battlefield 3 website. Now though, Activision has taken offense, and taken down the website, while simultaneously filing a complaint so that they can gain legal rights to the domain name. Electronic Arts, on the other hand, has been rather extensive in obtaining Battlefield-related domain names, so there haven't been any incidents of this sort for the publisher. With Activision's resources, it shouldn't be hard to purchase multiple domain names relating to current and future Call of Duty games, especially with the annual and serial nature of the Call of Duty series. This isn't even the first time for this to happen for Activision, so maybe it's time for them to be more gratuitous with domain names.