It was recently discovered that www.modernwarfare3.com redirected Web surfers to the official website for EA’s Battlefield 3. It was originally assumed by many that EA had made some sly trickery in order to garnish more attention to their game, as they’ve been quite vocal about being a “Call of Duty” killer. Though, EA’s not the party to blame in this.
It was later discovered by Net Media Now that the URL www.modernwarefare3.com has been taken for quite some time, and it was originally an anti-propaganda site, stating
“Modern Warfare is crap. On November 8, 2011, the most over-hyped first-person action series of all-time returns with the copy and paste sequel to the lackluster Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.”
The cached version of the site went on to say that preorders of Modern Warfare 3 would reward customers bonus content, only available to “fanboys who don’t know that Battlefield 3 is a better game.”
The site was recently taken down and instead set-up as a redirect. It’s odd to think that Activision didn’t already have access to this Web domain, as many publications reported its secured status sometime ago, but it’s satisfying to see that EA isn’t behind the debacle.