You may be looking at the title and thinking, "Who in their right mind won't buy it?" Well, me for one. Not because of game quality, or anything like that. It's because of a possible Activision plan to jack up the price in the UK to "test consumers". Recently, Activision announced that they were going to charge £54.99 (roughly $90) for the standard edition of Modern Combat 2, claiming that high development costs and a weak British currency were responsible. This pushed me away from buying on the initial release. However, industry analyst Michael Pachter (so take it with a grain of salt) says that the price increase is likely to see how far they can push consumers. Now, if this is true, then I'm going to be buying the damn thing used. I can hear you saying, "They're free to do as they please". Sure. But I'd think they'd have a little more sense when the damn CEO states at roughly the same time that unless Sony reduces the price of the PS3, they will have to stop designing games for it. Rising costs of development? How about this, instead of increasing the price of a game, why not try to lower the cost of development? That way, the companies aren't spending too much and the consumers still get a game at a reasonable price.