The Big Fight, Round 2

13 07 2011

Wheee! They’re at it again! This post should really be named ‘Round n‘, given the amount of fighting that’s gone on between the Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3, but I’ve only recently become interested in the whole thing, especially now this comedy slagging match has moved up to the next level. My other post on it was all about frame rates, graphics versus gameplay, technical prowess, snore, zzzz…but this one is just golden.

"Right lads, we circle around the Activision HQ and catch those Modern Warfare types with their trousers down." "OORAH!"

As of the start of this week, the domain ‘modernwarfare3.com’ now redirects, naturally, to the official Battlefield 3 website. It’s not an elaborate hack, oh no – turns out the domain was privately registered back in 2009, and up until Monday it contained a simple anti-Modern Warfare video and a quick rant against the series, in which EA’s rival was knowingly touted as ‘the better game’. Either the user who posted this message has now upped their bitter game through this redirect, or the domain has changed hands to a more ambitious prankster.

It’s never EA. No. It can’t be. But I’d love it if it was. As I’ve said before, being an strong supporter of either camp in this war is to engage in fanboy conflict of the very worst sort, but as someone who isn’t too fussed by the latest military FPS, the whole thing is ruddy marvellous.

If these shenanigans have inspired any of you, bear in mind that Activision, the game’s publisher, doesn’t own ‘modernwarfare.com’ either. Go on. Give me a laugh.

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