So, at least two things come out of this:
I can't make a new thread, so I'm posting this here. Feel free to move it / delete it as appropriate.
Gameblog, a large french videogame blog/news site, just published this:
Basically, Activision just blacklisted the site for publishing a news post about the fact that Amazon had Black Ops 2 listed for a few hours, and refusing to take down the article when asked to.
They are asked not to come to the Transformers press event scheduled next week, all advertising campaigns have been cancelled, and they've been informed that they'll no longer be receiving review copies of any upcoming game.
There's also mention of a few other sites that took down the same news post as soon as asked to.
What do you guys think?
1. Black Ops 2 is real and Activision is now doing what it can to prevent it from being revealed too early. Or it's not true and Activision is trying to prevent misinformation from spreading.
2. This is another example of a big publisher using their muscle to push the media around, like that time Sony blacklisted Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/240860/sony-blackballs-kotaku
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