Call of Duty: Elite misspells Australia

According to the registration page on Call of Duty: Elite, Australia has an additional "i" in it.

Debuting this week alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was a player-tracking and social service called Call of Duty: Elite. While the popularity of Call of Duty: Elite is slamming registration servers, there's one little, but blatantly obvious, mistake that has hit the service.

Where you're prompted to sign up for Call of Duty: Elite, it appears that the Activision copy editors skipped over the "Country/Region" field, because Australia is spelled wrong. According to Call of Duty: Elite, Australia is spelled with an addition "i," making it "Austrialia."

Hopefully this little hiccup will get rectified in the next update.

Whilst this might be slightly embarrassing for Activision, and irritating for Aussie fans, it's far from being a game-breaking bug. Hopefully we'll see this typo corrected in the next Call of Duty: Elite update.

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41 comments
mogwart36
mogwart36

ONE MORE DAY TILL SKYRIM!!!!!!!!!!

mogwart36
mogwart36

activision could misspell every word in the game and i wouldn't care....just put out a quality game(not that mw3 is worst) so i can play the game and enjoy the misspelling.

Dr_Bobo
Dr_Bobo

Tells you that they don't have quality checking done before release. I thought this game was developed by three groups. Shouldn't the graphics improve? I really don't get the point of elite - complete rip off in my opinion and should be free (they'd probably attract more gamers in the future if it was free). This $50 is better off going towards my years supply of caffeine =P

TheGame402
TheGame402

Hey Activision its Australia not Austrialia see not that hard to spell Australia. I am pretty sure who ever typed that word in must have been thinking about next years Call Of Duty & how to miss spell Australia again. Maybe next year we will be paying for two extras I's not one. but in all seriousness gamespot you guys are ones to post news on someone's miss spelling when I have came across articles of yours that has words miss spelled. everybody is allowed to make mistakes not everybody presses the right letter on the keyboard every time. How dare they miss spell a word shame on you Activision for giving gamespot something to pick on you for.

danielcliment
danielcliment

well, maybe if they copy-paste the word from wikipedia, like they copy-pasted MW2 into MW3, they wouldn't have these mistakes....

jimmyzeke13
jimmyzeke13

ok, it's a little funny, but does this really qualify as news?

mystic_knight
mystic_knight moderator

Hahaha. Silly Activision, or is it Aktivision :?

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

I'd love to use this an an excuse to bash Activision, but really, it's not that big a deal.

francisismyhero
francisismyhero

You mean Austria and Australia are two different places?

lilflex1
lilflex1

i wonder if each gamespot journalist have a set amount of posts they need to upload cause this was usless

muzza93
muzza93

Oh well MW3 multiplayer is awful, mainly because of the terrible maps. After MW2 the multiplayer maps got really bad.

Dennarai
Dennarai

Oh my god! An extra 'i'? I AM NEVER BUYING ANOTHER GAME FROM THEM AGAIN. Seriously Gamespot. This "news" is stupid. You'd be better off not posting it.

jsonaut
jsonaut

big deal, who the hell cares, is this news???

MN121MN
MN121MN

@CrouchingWeasel Sadly for you, they couldn't spell a thing in my country's language.... Besides, you only get a mispell. My country... NO ORIGINAL GAME!!!! (there's no store selling original games in my country, only selling pirated games) And they still blame us for pirating their games...

CrouchingWeasel
CrouchingWeasel

@MN121MN How's abouts we blame this on the only people in the English speaking world who are incompetently retarded enough to not be able to spell properly yet are employed to operate a computer & not know how to use spell check (as if anyone should need it to be able to spell Australia anyway)? It'd be a different story if they'd effed up the spelling for your country wouldn't it? Aussies get the poo end of the stick with gaming enough as it is. With a fascist nanny government that won't let free taxpaying adults play the games they want & publishers charging them $100 - $120 for the games they are allowed to play when Americans pay half that much even though the Aussie dollar is worth more than the U.S dollar, it's not really too much to ask to have the basic respect to spell the name of their country right is it?

jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

Well, someone didn't pass the 3rd grade. :D

monco59
monco59

Oh wow, thank you for bringing this to my attention GS AU.

MN121MN
MN121MN

Don't blame this on the main gamespot guys, blame it on the nationalists Aussie gamespot guys...

Hm1911
Hm1911

Oh come on gamespot guys, don't be such grammar nazis. You just wrote "Slylanders: Spyro's Adventures" instead of "sKylanders" in a recent article: "New Call of Duty confirmed for 2012," and the misspelling's still there. We're all humans and we all make mistakes, even you ;)

999realthings
999realthings

Activision Excutive 1 : "How can we justify selling MW3 for over twice the normal price, even on digital purchase?" Activision Excutive 2 : "We'll give them an extra I, totally worth the $50 extra"

RenikoSeika
RenikoSeika

MY LIFE AS I KNOW IT IS OVER! SOMEONE TYPO-ED MY COUNTRY'S NAME! Seriously, is this all you have to report on? People make typos, or people are stupid. Nothing news-worthy about that/

DAMSOG
DAMSOG

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masterds64
masterds64

IM OUTRAGD AN APALED AT DIS SPELIN MISTAK WE AUSTRALIANS SPEL BETA DAN DIS! ...no seriously we spell better than this, I'm part of that 1% of intelligent Australians -_-

Mitchell_1797
Mitchell_1797

damm pretty ground breaking looks like ill have to settle for bf3 instead

vivalatour
vivalatour

does the kangearoo come from austrialia ?

Nitronic12
Nitronic12

Of all things your report this? What a waste of bandwidth.

DigiTM73
DigiTM73

Guess they were too busy making sure Australians were ripped off with the high pricing.

biggestnewb
biggestnewb

an article on a misspelling....? seriously........? .....wow. speechless.

selbie
selbie

Does this mean we can annex Austria? :D

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

A flaw in the American Education system.

wayanbros
wayanbros

Like that time Hillary Clinton referred to Kevin Rudd as the PM even though at that time it was Julia Gillard!! Australia?? Is that in Europe??

Spinnerweb
Spinnerweb

Activsion. Wait... "ActiVSion" ... *picks up an 'i' from the floor. Here, I dropped this, it's another I.

-Silent--Death-
-Silent--Death-

Not surprising. Nothing actually exists outside of America for most game companies

blasterchief
blasterchief

You wrote an article . . . about a typo . . . gg GS AU, gg.

RedHawk4
RedHawk4

Haha...this is pretty funny. I wonder when EA will start taking jabs at it.