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Manos: The Hans of Fate
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(07-12-2011, 03:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Slime

Haha, mad props to whomever is responsible for this.

Indeed and considering this was registered in 2009, either EA bought this or its like the Super Necro DC vs MK thread. lol

Originally Posted by MrPliskin

In the USA, sure. Other countries? Not so much.

This isn't domain squatting though.

EDIT: Missed who owned it. Hilarious troll job.
ultron87
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(07-12-2011, 03:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Manos: The Hans of Fate

Indeed and considering this was registered in 2009, either EA bought this or its like the Super Necro DC vs MK thread. lol

It was probably someone was just feeling pissy about dedicated servers.
Ningo
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(07-12-2011, 03:44 PM)
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Nice troll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaqC5FnvAEc
Manos: The Hans of Fate
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(07-12-2011, 03:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by ultron87

It was probably someone was just feeling pissy about dedicated servers.

Yeah, I just thought everyone else should enjoy a good laugh by either remembering that thread or looking it up for the first time. lol
Ostinatto
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(07-12-2011, 03:55 PM)
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so mw3 and BF3 are the same game? im confused :S:S:S
sixteen-bit
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(07-12-2011, 03:56 PM)

Originally Posted by Ostinatto

so mw3 and BF3 are the same game? im confused :S:S:S

just as keikaku
DryvBy
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(07-12-2011, 03:59 PM)
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I thought it was weird that EA would do this, but now knowing a user possibly did this makes it really funny.
JustAnotherOtaku
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(07-12-2011, 04:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by coopolon

It's not a rivalry. To be a rivalry, Battlefield would have to be a threat to Modern Warfare and it's not. Activision doesn't care, they're going to sell millions upon millions of Modern Warfare 3.

Two big name FPS releasing around the same time and going after more or less the same audience. I'd say that's the definition of rivalry despite what Activision may or may not think.
Despera
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(07-12-2011, 05:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ningo

Nice troll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaqC5FnvAEc

good one
Kaako
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(07-12-2011, 05:32 PM)
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Nicely done lol.
Snarfington
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(07-12-2011, 05:40 PM)
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Haha, nice. Reminds me of the guy who owned itunes.co.uk and at some point had the URL redirect to Napster.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programme...ne/4473009.stm
MelonieMac
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(07-14-2011, 10:21 AM)
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Oh snap! He's at it again D:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfMFkAZ1zQM
jambo
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(07-17-2011, 11:05 AM)
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http://games.on.net/article/13182/Mo...ivisions_Wrath

ModernWarfare3.com, a joke site that encourages gamers to opt for Battlefield 3 instead of buying the next game in the Call of Duty series, is under siege from Activision.

The American publisher has filed a domain name dispute with the National Arbitration Forum, asserting that the '100% unofficial fan site' has no right or legitimate interest in the domain name.

It appears that the Respondent supports the game Battlefield from the game developer Electronic Arts (“EA”). EA is one of Complainant’s principal competitors in the video game industry, and Battlefield game competes in the marketplace with Complainant’s MODERN WARFARE games and its other military-themed shooter games in the CALL OF DUTY series.

:lol
Kerrby
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(07-17-2011, 11:14 AM)
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I liked the website more when it re-directed to the battlefield 3 website.
Momo
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(07-17-2011, 11:16 AM)
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Aaaa I miss the days when Nintendo and SEGA used to troll each other in similar ways.

Feels good.
MMaRsu
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(07-17-2011, 11:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kerrby

I liked the website more when it re-directed to the battlefield 3 website.

Ehm doesn't it still do that?

Oh wait no it doesnt :(, they raped a Monty Python clip instead :(.
Lostconfused
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(07-19-2011, 05:14 PM)
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http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2...appearance.ars

According to that article Activision is now scrambling to get control of that domain name. I am sure they can pay their lawyers enough money to get their way.
Castor Krieg
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(07-19-2011, 06:16 PM)

Originally Posted by Lostconfused

According to that article Activision is now scrambling to get control of that domain name. I am sure they can pay their lawyers enough money to get their way.

No, they will not. This is not domain squatting, where you sit on domain's name to make money by re-selling it. The domain is actively in use, it's just the fact that it supports BF3 that pisses Activision. Well, they can be pissed as much as they want, won't change a thing. No entity can dictate how you use and administer your website, as long as it's within the boundaries set by law.
The Faceless Master
(07-19-2011, 09:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Castor Krieg

No, they will not. This is not domain squatting, where you sit on domain's name to make money by re-selling it. The domain is actively in use, it's just the fact that it supports BF3 that pisses Activision. Well, they can be pissed as much as they want, won't change a thing. No entity can dictate how you use and administer your website, as long as it's within the boundaries set by law.

well, some could argue that promoting a 'rival' game is use in bad faith, but any legal decision would take years.
MikeE21286
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(07-19-2011, 09:58 PM)
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that's freaking awesome.
xbhaskarx
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(07-19-2011, 10:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Castor Krieg

No, they will not. This is not domain squatting, where you sit on domain's name to make money by re-selling it. The domain is actively in use, it's just the fact that it supports BF3 that pisses Activision. Well, they can be pissed as much as they want, won't change a thing. No entity can dictate how you use and administer your website, as long as it's within the boundaries set by law.

It will be interesting to see what happens here...
Morn
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(07-19-2011, 10:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Castor Krieg

No, they will not. This is not domain squatting, where you sit on domain's name to make money by re-selling it. The domain is actively in use, it's just the fact that it supports BF3 that pisses Activision. Well, they can be pissed as much as they want, won't change a thing. No entity can dictate how you use and administer your website, as long as it's within the boundaries set by law.

Tell that to Nintendo who successfully took back Zelda.com, which was being used as a porn site.
Wilsongt
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(07-19-2011, 10:04 PM)
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Website appears to be down now.
Auto_aim1
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(07-19-2011, 10:11 PM)
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Modern Warfare IP belongs to Activision, so the domain is more valuable to them than the guy who is using it to redirect it to BF3.com or whatever. They will probably get it back easily.
Mr. B Natural
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(07-19-2011, 10:13 PM)
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Haha, see, they used the name of one game and it linked to another game. It's not the right game! Oh man so funny.
Jim E. Rossler
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(07-19-2011, 10:39 PM)
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doesnt work for me
Darryl
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(07-19-2011, 10:47 PM)
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me either, it's probably just get bombarded with traffic.
zkylon
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(07-19-2011, 10:52 PM)
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Has anyone seen this yet? http://www.modernwarfare4.com/
WrenchNinja
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(09-08-2011, 02:30 AM)

The domain battle between Anthony Abraham and Activision over ModernWarfare3.com has come to an end.

A three-member panel of the National Arbitration Forum has ordered the domain name transferred.

Earlier this year Anthony Abraham launched an unofficial fan site for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, attracting thousands of Facebook fans in a matter of days.

In late June, Abraham began lashing out at Activision, the publisher of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, in a series of statements and videos that appeared on the ModernWarfare3.com website, and throwing support instead to Electronic Arts’ Battlefield 3.

Activision eventually filed a complaint (read here) which revealed the identity of the Battlefield 3 fanboy.

According to the decision posted online, Abraham argued that the term “modern warfare” is generic and is not monopolized by Activision.

Activision was required to prove that modernwarfare3.com is identical or confusingly similar to its trademark, that Abraham has no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain; and the domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith.

The three-member panel ruled in Activision’s favor today, having established all three elements required under the ICANN Policy.

Here is a copy of the decision by the National Arbitration Forum so you can read all the details.

http://fusible.com/2011/09/modernwar...ision-triumph/
Shao Kahn Brewing a Stew
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(09-08-2011, 02:31 AM)
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Bullshit lobbying is bullshit.
qq more
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(09-08-2011, 02:33 AM)

Originally Posted by Crewnh

http://fusible.com/2011/09/modernwar...ision-triumph/

Booooo. Kotick won.

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