Tim Colwill wrote:The bizarre part is that when Kotaku leaked literally ALL THE DETAILS of MW3 last year, not just its existence, Activision went ahead and used that to kickstart their campaign. It was an absolutely brilliant PR response, they came out swinging and launched their marketing weeks ahead of deadline.
This time some site says "Hey we noticed a page on Amazon, it has no details but a name and I price I guess?" and their response is to blacklist?
It's a different situation obviously as the French site doesn't have the pull of Kotaku who would be much more difficult to blacklist, but you'd think that a "no comment" from Acti would have been a much more appropriate move.
c0mc0 wrote:Although...It's generating articles and interest about a new game already. Hard to know if the "any exposure is good exposure" will work out for them here.
It's also quite concerning that, due to what appears to be a **** up from either Amazon or EA has been noted by a journalist (ie, a guy doing his job) and that he and his outlet is then punished for it.
For goodness sakes GOG, please don't be caught in the same situation - actually trying to do research or any more than regurgitating media releases is obviously off limits in the gaming industry.
PURITy Kin wrote:I hope Blackops 2 has a corporate censorship kill streak award.
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