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Did Activision blacklist site?

Gameblog.fr refuse to take down story.

Activision has been accused of blacklisting website Gameblog.fr for refusing to take down a story about Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Whilst the game has yet to be officially announced, given the success of Call of Duty: Black Ops, a sequel is almost a certainty.

The site, edited by Gregory Szriftgiser, posted a story about Black Ops 2 being listed on Amazon. After reporting on this slip-up (along with several other French sites), Activision got in touch and asked them to take the story down. After their refusal, Activision has allegedly moved to limit access for Gameblog.fr.

In an interview with Kotaku, Szriftgiser said that Activision: "Made clear that the relationship was to be severed, all advertisement plans cancelled, games not sent, and invitations to later events cancelled as well."

In a statement sent to VentureBeat, the company defended themselves: "Activision doesn't blacklist journalists. We believe this was a misunderstanding and are working towards a resolution."

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