Infinity Ward Do Not Like Clowns?

Shame on you Infinity Ward!

I decided to take another look at www.modernwarfare4.com and to my surprise, the website is still active.

However, they have once again decided to change their message.

“Our message and demands are out in the public domain, yet we still hear nothing from IW. We are running low on Marmite – so we have had to substitute his rations with Bovril. I am sure you do not want to see this clown tourtured any further.”

Ok, now this is starting to seem less serious and more of an attempt at fame over the Internet.

The Ziip community then decided to explain themselves (sort of) to The Escapist Magazine.

They state that they had purchased the domain “months ago” and then forgotten about until the recent announcement of the Multiplayer gameplay footage released.  They also infomred the Escapist that: “There was nothing malicious or any serious intent to make money out of owning the domain,” he continued. “When I placed the message on the site asking for a copy of a game for all of my members I did so because I didn’t want to make any actual cash from the domain. I just figured that IW would have promo copies of the game lying around the place and I was trying to do something nice for my little community that has stuck together for the past 4 or 5 years and paid hundreds and hundreds of pounds out to software developers.”

So with the Ziip community stating this, it seems as though they still expect to receive a copy of Modern Warfare 4, but the Ziip community seems to have gone a bit crazy (they did state they are low on marmite.)

All the world can do now is hold their breath, and hope that Infinity Ward will save the clown, from their own fans.


Article from Gamersyndrome.com

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  1. There wasn’t much I could write on this one, I could only provide information, as the Ziip community seem to be too embarrassed to explain themselves fully.

    I will be sure to post comments updating on the situation, as they happen.

  2. *COUGH* BULLSHIT… He was probably contacted by Infinity’s big wig lawyers and is now pissing his pants that they actually found him. Anyhow I think its illigal to squat on someones trademark or product.. its like me registering “windows 2009”.. I think Microsofts going to say something about it or send one of their million lawyers to come get me (or Bill gates cyborg double).

  3. hundreds of pounds.. haha thats like a couple days worth of work for a good developer.. what a joke. I hate domain squatters, im not one to defend the big corporations… but seriously, registering a trademarked game domain and obviously for future financial gain or resale to the company that develops the game? thats just stupid.

  4. yeah, these people need to get a life. i mean do they really think a huge game company is going to give them all copies of a game for free? i think it would be cheaper for them just to sue them.

  5. I’d probably grab the domain and sell it at an -honest- price. But you’d have to seriously get on my bad side for me to snatch the domain when it expires, and keep it. Which is perfectly legal mind you, since when it expires, that’s it.

  6. All the “community” responsible for this joke have managed to accomplish is demonstrating to everyone who hears about their site what a bunch of complete morons they are.

    They think that Infinity Ward is honestly going to send them copies of a game that won’t even exist in alpha form for years to come, simply because they managed to successfully breath on their own for a few years? Oh, and they’ve spent “hundreds” of dollars on videogames? How incredible! Why don’t they go ask Bill Gates for a million dollars each if they’re going to make stupidly inane requests.

    If these idiots are lucky, they will get away without a visit from Activision’s lawyers.

  7. I think they where not lucky and thats why they are back peddling their story that “They state that they had purchased the domain “months ago” and then forgotten about until the recent announcement of the Multiplayer gameplay footage released. They also infomred the Escapist that: ”There was nothing malicious or any serious intent to make money out of owning the domain,” … its total bull, im sure the guy that registered the domain is crapping his pants like a little kid.

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