cod glitchAs much as developers and publishers would love for a game’s launch to go off without a hitch, the reality is that sometimes games are launched with game breaking bugs that might have not been detected during testing. Sometimes there are graphical glitches that can be funny, and for the most part a patch or two should resolve everything.

Now we’ve seen our fair share of glitches uploaded onto YouTube in the past, but it looks like Activision is trying to paint itself as a flawless company because according to reports, it seems that Activision has started to target more than a few Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare glitch videos for copyright strikes.

This is according to Machinima who started to send emails to members of their network, informing them of the upcoming copyright strikes. Naturally gamers aren’t too happy as many felt that it seemed like Activision was trying to censor the internet against negative videos. However Activision claims that this isn’t the case and that they are targeting glitch videos that show off certain exploits or cheats.

In a statement issued to Kotaku, Activision had this to say regarding the video takedown requests. “Occasionally, some folks post videos that promote cheating and unfair exploits. As always, we keep an eye out for these videos — our level of video claims hasn’t changed.” We’re not sure what the big deal is here – after all these exploits and cheats can easily be patched and these videos rendered useless once the patch is in place, but what do you guys think? Is Activision being a little trigger happy with their copyright strikes here?

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