Oops: leads to Battlefield 3 website

Tuesday, 12th July 2011 10:51 GMT By Nathan Grayson

Oh sure, you laugh when, say, Square Enix registers a domain for Final Fantasy XXVII, but who’s laughing now? Certainly not Activision.

The domain “” doesn’t leave a whole lot to the imagination. Given the title, you pretty much know what you’re in for. Or do you? Try clicking it. Ok, now rub your eyes, spit out your coffee, and pinch yourself. Done? Wow, you looked really silly just now. This is why you don’t take advice from videogame articles.

So, tophats, curly mustaches, and giant super lasers for everyone at EA, right? Don’t get your hopes up. Often as EA’s been accused of proclivity for evil-doing, the publisher’s not actually prone to maniacal website-napping hostage schemes. Odds are, some Battlefield mega-fan snatched up the precious domain and tied it to the train tracks.

You’ll remember, of course, that is in a similar boat, except with more, er, clowns.

At any rate, we’ve asked EA about any potential involvement with this bout of modern cyberwarfare and will let you know as soon as we hear back.

Thanks, Game Informer.



  1. absolutezero

    Modern Warefare 3?

    Is this a new spin off of the series or something?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Moxifool

    I don’t see the problem here.

    You click on a link that you believe will take you a site concerning a shit, broken and innovation-bereft title and instead, you get taken to a site that has actually has a decent game on it.

    It’s like losing a penny and picking up a quid.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Zana

    @2 I’d say it’s magic.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Well, what can you say?

    It’s Activision. Since Modern Warfare 1 their sub par studios can’t create shit.

    Shitty sites that goes to Battlefield 3 or somewhere else, fake russians, Bad gameplay, horrible story, Bugs and glitches everywhere, bad visuals and no physics, old engine (even XBOX 1 could handle Id Tech 4, but this gen it’s just Id Tech 3), bad AI that can only stand, run and shoot (aka Mass effect 2), no innovation…

    What not can be wrong with Call Of Duty except for it’s agressive Marketing Campaign? Is there anything that can be good about Call Of Duty?

    But i don’t see a problem. Site leads to a superior game in all fronts out there.


    #4 3 years ago
  5. Nathan Grayson

    @1: Alternative article title – “Oops: I’m apparently dyslexic.” Fixed now, though. Thanks for catching that.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. MadFingerz

    ^While you’re at it fix the “” link ;)

    And this actually is quite funny. Would love to see Acti’s reaction.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. UKTomm

    At least you didn’t jump in and accuse EA of such actions straight away like other sites have done. I like it anyway. Slightly amusing.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. JonFE

    Actually, it *is* kind of lame… funny but lame.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    ^ Reaction:

    Bobby Kotick: The force is not strong, i sense a SPY in our empire!!1 Grrrh!!1 ROBERT BOWLING! FIX THIS SHEED, NAU!

    Robert Bowling: Yes my master! *Darth Vader theme*

    #9 3 years ago
  10. NeoSquall

    ahahahahahahahahahahahaha OMG

    I can’t stop laughing

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Eregol

    I went into my local CEX the other week, they had the usual thing every store that sells games has at the moment, a cardboard MW3 display propped up at the front of the store.
    The funny thing was, at the bottom, was a piece of paper with the handwritten message:
    ‘Battlefield 3 WILL be better!’

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Deacon


    #12 3 years ago
  13. UKTomm

    @11 LMAO. Genius.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. badboy_122

    ROFLMFAO xD … OMG !!!!

    #14 3 years ago
  15. NeoSquall

    @11 WIN!

    #15 3 years ago
  16. endgame

    ooo I smell lawsuit. :)

    @2 n1 m8! :)

    @11 LOL!

    #16 3 years ago
  17. DSB

    Hehe. Reminds me of the time CVG jacked

    #17 3 years ago
  18. KrazyKraut

    @2 & @11 xDDDDD

    #18 3 years ago

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