Call of Duty: Black Ops Stolen at Gunpoint
Update: According to GameStop, Call of Duty: Black Ops is their most preordered game of all time: “it’s hit the largest number of reservations we’ve had on any release so far.”
This past weekend, robbers armed with semi-automatic handguns stole 100 copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops from a GameStop. While two customers were “forced into a storage area at gunpoint,” the sheriff’s department says that neither they nor GameStop employees were hurt.
No, the game probably wasn’t stolen because video games cause violence OMG; rather, video games are worth money, and this is a popular, anticipated game. (It’s currently retailing for $60.) When a different band of gun-toting thieves stole 1,000 copies of Rock Band from a truck leaving a distribution center in Long Beach, California, no one accused rock-and-roll music of tempting youths to thievery. Although EA’s spokesman did drop a righteous one-liner: “We’re glad no one got hurt … We hope these guys end up forming a rock band in jail.”
For law-abiding citizens, Call of Duty: Black Ops will be released tomorrow.