LOS ANGELES – The online gaming community is reeling after players eager to dive into the long-awaited Zombies (MWZ) mode in the new Call of Duty were met not with the historically popular game mode but instead with a PDF file listing the names of individuals who purchased the game.
Zombies Mode, a staple of the franchise known for its cooperative gameplay and challenging scenarios, was expected to make up a significant portion of the community’s playtime. However, players who accessed early copies of MW3 found themselves redirected to a document that classified them as “still crazy enough to keep buying this,” according to player Joe “T_Bagz_u420” Larenzo.
“They had a picture of me with a big red stamp that said ‘Moron,’” Larenzo said. “Isn’t that some kind of invasion of privacy or something?”
Sources close to the development team indicate that this unconventional strategy is the result of extensive market research. The data suggests that the Call of Duty fanbase, known for its loyalty and enthusiasm, will reliably invest in each new release, regardless of its actual content or value.
Feelings of betrayal and disappointment have been widespread among long-time Call of Duty players.
“I’ve been a dedicated fan since World At War. This feels like a slap in the face. “It’s a shock,” said one disappointed player. “But honestly, even if I had known that, I would have bought it.”
The controversial PDF also appears to be specifically highlighting those who pre-ordered the game, a decision that has left many people wondering about the company’s intentions.
In response to requests for comment, an Activision representative offered a dismissive response: “What are you going to do? Cry?”
At the time of publishing this article, gaming forums and social media platforms are abuzz with speculation and discussion, with some positing blame if the “Awakened Mind Virus” is the cause.
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