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Grufus
08-29-2003, 10:40 PM
Taken from Gamespot News (copyright GameSpot www.gamespot.com): (http://www.gamespot.com):)

An upcoming Call of Duty demo was to be made available only to a limited number of gamers. Activision reacts to incensed gamers and relents.

Activision today responded to a stand taken by 12 sites that specialize in covering the PC game industry.

The group of fan sites called a decision by Activision to make the Call of Duty demo available only to FilePlanet subscribers "disrespectful of the industry as a whole."

The demo was to have been made available on Sunday, August 31.

The 12 sites wrote an open letter to the Call of Duty publisher and posted it publicly yesterday evening. It said, in part, "After discussions with Activision, the following Web sites will not be carrying the Call of Duty playable demo, even after its exclusivity is over."

The 12 sites--3D Downloads, 3D Gamers, AusGamers, Blue's News, EdgeFiles/Callofduty.org, FileFront, FileShack, GameGossip, Gamer's Hell, Loadedinc, Tiscali Games, and WorthPlaying--were then listed.

This morning, Activision relented and reversed its decision. In a statement, it said, "The recent reaction to the upcoming Call of Duty demo has caught us here at Activision by surprise. We're appreciative and excited about the high level of enthusiasm the game has received throughout the gaming community. Due to the tremendous demand for the demo...we are...making the demo freely available to all gamers."

GameSpot will post demo as soon as it's released later today. Click on this link to receive the demo when it becomes available.

By Curt Feldman, GameSpot [POSTED: 08/29/03 02:08 PM]

Well lets roll on UBI! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Grufus
08-29-2003, 10:40 PM
Taken from Gamespot News (copyright GameSpot www.gamespot.com): (http://www.gamespot.com):)

An upcoming Call of Duty demo was to be made available only to a limited number of gamers. Activision reacts to incensed gamers and relents.

Activision today responded to a stand taken by 12 sites that specialize in covering the PC game industry.

The group of fan sites called a decision by Activision to make the Call of Duty demo available only to FilePlanet subscribers "disrespectful of the industry as a whole."

The demo was to have been made available on Sunday, August 31.

The 12 sites wrote an open letter to the Call of Duty publisher and posted it publicly yesterday evening. It said, in part, "After discussions with Activision, the following Web sites will not be carrying the Call of Duty playable demo, even after its exclusivity is over."

The 12 sites--3D Downloads, 3D Gamers, AusGamers, Blue's News, EdgeFiles/Callofduty.org, FileFront, FileShack, GameGossip, Gamer's Hell, Loadedinc, Tiscali Games, and WorthPlaying--were then listed.

This morning, Activision relented and reversed its decision. In a statement, it said, "The recent reaction to the upcoming Call of Duty demo has caught us here at Activision by surprise. We're appreciative and excited about the high level of enthusiasm the game has received throughout the gaming community. Due to the tremendous demand for the demo...we are...making the demo freely available to all gamers."

GameSpot will post demo as soon as it's released later today. Click on this link to receive the demo when it becomes available.

By Curt Feldman, GameSpot [POSTED: 08/29/03 02:08 PM]

Well lets roll on UBI! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 10:43 PM
hear hear

XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 10:45 PM
i too read that and thought of lock on - but can't wait for call of duty demo!!

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XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 10:45 PM
way to go fans of that game. see what can get done and its activision who is bigger than ubi.

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XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 10:46 PM
now we need popular websites to lend their support.

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XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 10:49 PM
There's a difference in the situations though. Ubi isn't making the demo exclusive to gaming magazines, they just want to concentrate their advertising firepower as best they can. As a gamer, I'm pissed off- I really wanted to fly the Hog this weekend. But, when I put on my patented objectivity glasses, I realize that Ubi has a seperate set of priorities than ours, and as such I can understand (but not forgive!) decisions that hurt the Lomac community like this one did. Now I have to settle for this lame Call of Duty demo :|

XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 10:49 PM
I agree 100% more over i think people should take a stand and start canceling there preoders. That would cause many stores to complian. I bet that would make an impact on UBI's decision on this useless delay.

XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 10:50 PM
I agree cancel all preorders

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XyZspineZyX
08-30-2003, 12:55 AM
Hmmm, this is worth too much to Ubi for anything to make a difference, they're not gonna be held to ransom.