Reckless Call of Duty: Ghosts Contest Causes More Violence Between Fans at Paris Games Week

on October 30, 2013 1:05 PM

Last week we reported about Call of Duty fans storming and damaging the Activision booth at Milan’s Games Week in Italy due to a contest that promised 500 free Prestige Editions of Call of Duty: Ghosts to the first 500 fans that entered the booth. Quite obviously a barbaric horde invaded the trade show and caused quite a ruckus.

You’d think that after that experience, Activision would think twice before trying the same stunt again, and you’d be wrong. Exactly the same “contest” was repeated this morning at the Paris Games Week. It doesn’t take a degree in psychology to guess that the results were very similar.

More than 2000 fans poured out of the subway at the Porte the Versailles station and literally took the entrance of the expo center by storm, trying to to climb over the fences, pushing, shoving and causing another mess. Violence was also reported at the entrance of the building proper, where quarrels with security happened, and several people were pushed hard against the doors. In the end both the local police and fire department had to be called to the scene.

Below you can see a clip (courtesy of YouTuber JDayBonus)¬†with an in-depth look on some of the rather pathetic scenes happened at the entrance of the event. It’s obvious that the fans that caused them are to blame, but considering that similar incidents happened in Milan, Activision should have learned their lesson. Looks like they didn’t, and the results were very predictable.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.