Truck with 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 stolen in Paris

It's likely that some of you have been waiting to get your copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for some time. A few of you might even be waiting in line tonight at your favorite retail store when the first person shooter from Activision officially goes on sale. However, two French gamers couldn't wait their turn.

Computer and Video Games says that according to French media sources, a truck that contained 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 was hijacked on Saturday morning in Paris. Two masked thieves reportedly used tear gas in order to overcome the drivers of the truck. The actual shipment of games that was stolen is said to be worth 400,000 euros.

This whole scenario sounds way too much like a storyline for the next Rush Hour movie. It's clear that the two criminal 'masterminds' planned this little heist for a while, and may have even received some inside information in order to know when the truck was leaving the warehouse and what games were in the shipment. 

In any case, lets hope these guys are captured and arrested quickly, just to prove to them that stealing video games from a truck is pretty ridiculous.  All they need to do to in order to get Modern Warfare 3 is wait until later tonight and pay a few euros like everyone else.

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I'd be lying if I said this doesn't put a smile on my face. I think they deserve more than this for ruining the series with their corporate-practice crap. When something becomes all about the money then I think people should take revenge by not buying the products.

If they are really SMART they will try and play the game before release day, so the red flags will pop up.
The store owners will track them so fast.

But, if the theifs are smart, they will just start selling the copies.

7000? That won't really put a dent in sales considering you can just make more discs for really cheap... In fact, that's just some publicity for them. They'll be fine and it will be the highest selling game this year probably. If you pre-ordered from Newegg they were selling it for $45 or so with a promo code. Happy gaming.

...a truck that contained 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 was highjacked on Saturday morning in Paris

Highjacked? Sigh...

So now the gaming industry have a comparison 6000 copy's stolen VS 6000 copy's downloaded illegal from internet.

sala said,
So now the gaming industry have a comparison 6000 copy's stolen VS 6000 copy's downloaded illegal from internet.

But likely shipment was insured. But then again maybe insurance companies should start insure products lost on internet also, because downloading equals stealing and it is possible to insure your stuff against stealing.

sala said,
So now the gaming industry have a comparison 6000 copy's stolen VS 6000 copy's downloaded illegal from internet.

And the English language industry will have an example for misspelling of "copies"

Eberton Sobreira said,

And you could have posted in another forum/news, troll.

Different opinion does not equal troll. Seriously, do all the kids just throw this word around whenever they get mad?

AFineFrenzy said,

Different opinion does not equal troll. Seriously, do all the kids just throw this word around whenever they get mad?

Welcome to the internet.