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Activision On GameBlog Snafu: "We Don't Blacklist Journalists"

As some of you are aware, evidence supporting a sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops emerged over the weekend.

One of those pieces of evidence came courtesy of French publication GameBlog, which spotted the title at Amazon France's website. Not long afterward, Activision apparently asked the site to remove the article and when the reporter refused, the publisher "blacklisted" the site, which means no more invites to press events and worse, no more press releases or review titles. That's not what any site wants to hear, of course.

However, there appears to be some sort of misunderstanding because Activision has responded by saying:

"Activision doesn't blacklist journalists. We believe this was a misunderstanding and are working towards a resolution."

Now, before the Activision haters kick things into high gear, I can tell you from experience that this sounds exactly like a misunderstanding. Activision wants attention and coverage; blacklisting a site gets them nowhere and furthermore, it likely wouldn't be their reaction to such a minor infraction. Maybe something was lost in translation, I don't know.

Just wanted to bring some basic logic and reason to this mini mess.

Tags: activision, black ops 2, gameblog, activision blacklist

2/19/2012 8:25:14 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (8 posts)

Xombito
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 10:23:41 PM
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Whatever.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 10:56:51 PM
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I wouldn't put anything past Kotex, even that.

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___________
Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 1:13:09 AM
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as my boss once said, why do i smell fish?

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Jawknee
Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 2:47:23 AM

Because you forgot to brush your teeth?

Sorry, you made that too easy. XD

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___________
Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 7:31:40 AM

very funny i make a special wanton soup a for you!
sigh, how i wish murphy would go back to stand up!
no, it was because we were working in a seafood factory.
kinda hard to miss the thousands of pallets of frozen salmon around us, but somehow he did.


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jaybiv
Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 7:54:23 AM

True Eddie needs to do stand up again!

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jaybiv
Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 7:53:34 AM
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They must have done something if they are working towards a solution.

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JackC8
Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 9:10:30 AM
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I blacklisted Activision about 3 years ago. If I had a dollar for every "misunderstanding" they have, I'd buy a 72" HDTV.

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