www.Modernwafare3.com

#1 Edited by intoblivion (314 posts) -

For those of you who don't know if you enter www.ModernWarfare3.com into your browser, instead of being taking the website you presume it will, the homepage of MW3, you will in fact be taken to the homepage of Battlefield 3. The domain was registered by a private user, so it could be EA, who knows. Dirty tactics from EA, or just a funny prank.  Knowing how much EA are determined to stop MW3, I wouldn't be surprised if I was them.
 
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#2 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

Title is misspelled.
 
And yeah, it's quite funny.

#3 Posted by Gearhead (2251 posts) -

Pretty sure Gary Whitta tweeted this early yesterday. 

#4 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

I doubt it's EA, but either way, it's hilarious I think.
#5 Posted by JacDG (2128 posts) -

It's getting too much.

#6 Posted by Daiphyer (1350 posts) -

Yeah, it's pretty funny.

#7 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

Wow... You really think EA is that damn petty? This EA vs Activision bullshit is getting ridiculous.

#8 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2699 posts) -

This was posted yesterday.

#9 Posted by intoblivion (314 posts) -
@Rolyatkcinmai said:

This was posted yesterday.

yes I see now, I checked both fourms (Battlefield 3 and MW3) and did'nt notice that thread title. My bad, please lock :)
#10 Posted by MattyFTM (14424 posts) -

I saw this earlier. It wasn't made by EA though. There is a google cached version of the site here. It used to be a video of MW 3, with this message:

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.

EA would never use that to try and market Battlefield 3. The site is just owned by some random dude. It's still funny though. It's also weird that Activision wouldn't have registered that URL years ago.

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#11 Edited by QKT (250 posts) -

thinking about it, it really is weird that activision didn't register it. haven't they registered future warfare or something already?

#12 Posted by zudthespud (3283 posts) -

@Gearhead said:

Pretty sure Gary Whitta tweeted this early yesterday.

Find me something Gary Whitta didn't tweet...

jk, I love Gary really.

#13 Posted by sirdesmond (1256 posts) -

While I did find it amusing when I first saw it, I still don't really get this forced rivalry between the two franchises. They really have very little in common from a gameplay standpoint. Yes, they are both shooters set in modern time periods but that's where there similarities pretty much end. Battlefield is all about teamwork, forming a squad, sticking to orders, playing a specific role in a massive battle, capturing/defending objectives, and an overall slower, more thoughtful pace while Call of Duty is a much more arcadey, rapid-fire, kill-to-death-ratio focused type of gameplay that is fun to play pick up games and can be easily enjoyed in small or large bits.

I have almost always owned both franchises in the past and enjoyed each one for what it was. I personally stick with Battlefield for longer but I just don't really see them as that big of competitors or anything.

#14 Posted by marlow83 (239 posts) -
@sirdesmond said:

While I did find it amusing when I first saw it, I still don't really get this forced rivalry between the two franchises. They really have very little in common from a gameplay standpoint. Yes, they are both shooters set in modern time periods but that's where there similarities pretty much end. Battlefield is all about teamwork, forming a squad, sticking to orders, playing a specific role in a massive battle, capturing/defending objectives, and an overall slower, more thoughtful pace while Call of Duty is a much more arcadey, rapid-fire, kill-to-death-ratio focused type of gameplay that is fun to play pick up games and can be easily enjoyed in small or large bits.

I have almost always owned both franchises in the past and enjoyed each one for what it was. I personally stick with Battlefield for longer but I just don't really see them as that big of competitors or anything.

I would like to personally congratulate you on being the most level-headed, reasonable user on Giant Bomb. But I am sad to inform you that there must  be a rivalry since they are both first person shooters, but one is designed for PC, while the other is designed for consoles. According to the internet rules of dickhead-ery, this means that the fans of both games have to flame the hell out of each other and make reasonable people embarrassed to be gamers 
#16 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -
@MattyFTM: They just don't want you to know. It's Spycraft, and you're being mislead.
#17 Posted by MegaMetaTurtle (414 posts) -

@marlow83 said:

@sirdesmond said:

While I did find it amusing when I first saw it, I still don't really get this forced rivalry between the two franchises. They really have very little in common from a gameplay standpoint. Yes, they are both shooters set in modern time periods but that's where there similarities pretty much end. Battlefield is all about teamwork, forming a squad, sticking to orders, playing a specific role in a massive battle, capturing/defending objectives, and an overall slower, more thoughtful pace while Call of Duty is a much more arcadey, rapid-fire, kill-to-death-ratio focused type of gameplay that is fun to play pick up games and can be easily enjoyed in small or large bits.

I have almost always owned both franchises in the past and enjoyed each one for what it was. I personally stick with Battlefield for longer but I just don't really see them as that big of competitors or anything.

I would like to personally congratulate you on being the most level-headed, reasonable user on Giant Bomb. But I am sad to inform you that there must be a rivalry since they are both first person shooters, but one is designed for PC, while the other is designed for consoles. According to the internet rules of dickhead-ery, this means that the fans of both games have to flame the hell out of each other and make reasonable people embarrassed to be gamers

This (to both).

Wish more people would see it...

#18 Posted by TanoPrime (180 posts) -

It was highly amusing when I read it.  Well played, sir, well played.

#19 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4981 posts) -

Ah, I thought if you typo'd then it'd send you to the BF3 site. Misleading thread title is misleading.

#20 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

lame

#21 Posted by Solemn (278 posts) -
@Solemn said: 

That was........funny. Okay.

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