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Man Robs GameStop for 100 Copies of MW2

Without a doubt, Modern Warfare 2 is the hottest item over the last week, literally, as someone robbed 100 copies of the game on the day of launch.

According to the AP, a man walked inside a GameStop at around 7 p.m. on November 10 and told clerks that he has a friend waiting outside who would shoot them if they called the police.

The man then stole 100 copies of Modern Warfare 2 and some other items with a total retail value of $6,900.

Modern Warfare 2's launch was the biggest in game history with an estimated 4.7 million sold on the first day in North America and UK.

  • nonxcarbonx
    Modern Warfare 2 is the hottest item over the last week, literally, as someone robbed 100 copies of the game on the day of launch.

    Nothing about that sentence is literal.
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  • brother shrike
    This is pretty old news, but still pretty funny.

    But seriously, IW screwed over MW2 and PC gamers, we all know it, now let's stop hearing about it. None of us are going to buy it, so why do we need to hear about it?
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  • Raidur
    That's a lot of pissed off pre-orderers. :)
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  • truehighroller
    Yeah the game is crap, I have it. There is always a person seriously dragging every one else down with really bad ping or hosting the game with really bad ping or you just get dropped back to the lobby by their shitty pairing system and then you have to start all over again. When that happens you see every single person drop out of all the games literally. That is what literally means by the way "SOMETHING THAT IS TRUE!" LMAO.
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  • ssalim
    None of us are going to buy it? are you so sure?
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  • leafblower29
    Why steal 100 copies? Sell them?
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  • lejay
    nonxcarbonxNothing about that sentence is literal.You just have to read between the lines. Clearly tomshardware is saying he stole the games because he was freezing his hands and the game is (as they say) literally hot.
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  • bogcotton
    nonxcarbonxNothing about that sentence is literal.
    The term 'hot item' is often used to describe stolen/black market goods which are known, i.e. a rich man has his unique watch stolen, that's now a 'hot watch'; if you try to pawn it you could get in trouble.
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  • lejay
    bogcottonThe term 'hot item' is often used to describe stolen/black market goods which are known, i.e. a rich man has his unique watch stolen, that's now a 'hot watch'; if you try to pawn it you could get in trouble.So it is literally figuratively hot?
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  • terrowrist
    Instead of driving/walking to gamestop and robbing the games, why he couldn't just get them off piratebay? lol!
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