Game retailers including GameStop broke the November 10 street date for Modern Warfare 2 over the weekend, reports  Reports of retailers in the US and UK giving in to consumers clamoring after Activision’s title started to appear in online reports. It was eventually confirmed by press such as Ben Fritz of LA Times and Jon Hicks of Official Xbox 360 UK. GameStop was among retailers reportedly selling the title to those who preordered it. GameStop’s corporate office has admitted that it approved early sales in locations where it knew competing retailers were doing the same. Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward has released a statement denouncing the move but saying they will not punish anyone who got an early copy.

Activision and Infinity Ward had also put an embargo on reviews of the game for UK press until Tuesday. says that with video walkthroughs appearing online over the weekend, press are questioning the approach. Read more at