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IW MW2 wont let you make mods but they will steal them...

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So after some searching I came across a very interesting fact.

IW held a contest for PC gamers to create new maps for MW. The maps would be sent in and they would name their winners. It appears that winners were never announced. There were also problems with the contest as the submit dates were changed up and no one was notified.

I first learned of this here:

http://www.codboards.com/showthread.php?t=31565


Here are the images posted from that link.



Now they are not exact. But from what I believe, IW took the original COD4 map and "lightened" it for the consoles. But the design is uncanny. Now remember, these images are from the same map just looking at different points. From a design perspective it would near impossible to recreate this either from memory or by guessing. The intent of the MW2 is clearly copied.

...or stolen.

Here's the famous IW community manager himself... no notice of winner on his blog.
http://www.fourzerotwo.com/?p=274

This link shows the original notice that is no longer available on IW's site.
http://forums.n4g.com/m83771.aspx

...a frustrated DToid Blogger...
http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/JavTheGreat/contest-still-don-t-have-cod4-maps-winners--90000.phtml

If you look at the 3rd post down on this page; this was spot on!!!
http://www.raidersmerciless.com/showthread.php?t=4328&page=10

So. Contest went up. People made maps. No winners. Maps added to MW2.

Its really frustrating to the PC community, because they steal the mods made from COD4 and use them in MW2, but do not allow for any new modding to happen in MW2. Its kinda like saying, "Thanks for the sweat and history PC. See ya later!"

Thanks IW for stealing from the PC community to give to the world. At least say thank you after the rape.
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About Lockeone of us since 11:35 PM on 10.20.2009

I am a PC gamer. I have a water cool completely custom case that I hand crafted from raw materials and PC DIY parts. The case is one of the smallest 3 120mm radiator cases that exists. I have a modest computer inside. The non-water cooling parts cost about $650 dollars and I upgrade the system about every 3 years and the video card about every 2 years.

I have been gaming all my life. I started with simple LCD portable games and we eventually got an Atari which I played the dickens out of. NES was too played until my fingers had blisters. I bought a PC in 1988 and have not looked back since (well except to play karaoke with my ex-wife). Games like Civilization, Battle of Britain, Ultima IV, Leisure Suit Larry, and Wing Commander took my heart.

Sytems I have owned:
Atari 2600
Atari 7200
Nintendo NES
X-Box
PC
Wii

I am also an avid technical scuba diver and have logged dives at 170' deep. I play paintball, softball, football, and all sorts of table tops games that include DnD and Axis and Allies. I am also in the process of writing my own table top RPG and have spent three years working on it. I have a woodworking shop and can make furniture, picture frames and the like.

I have a degree in Industrial Design. This makes me a designer of products, architectural way finding, POP displays, and user interfaces. I have also taught design at the college level.
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