If you own a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, or even have the TOTALLY FREE demo that was released last week, then you’ll be able to take advantage of a highly unusual glitch and play full versions of five downloadable games from the Xbox Live Arcade service.
For whatever bizarre reason, Modern Warfare 2 and its demo are unlocking games such as Garou: Mark of the Wolves, The King of Fighters ’98, Ultimate Match, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug XX and Samurai Showdown II. Players can open and play said games while in Modern Warfare 2, but can’t save the games.
As it happens, all the affected titles are classics from legendary Japanese developer SNK. So that’s a game from Activision and Infinity Ward unlocking games from a completely unrelated Japanese studio … okaaaay! That distant sound you hear is SNK’s law team sharpening its knives.
Obviously, this glitch isn’t likely to hang around for long, as someone (be it Microsoft, Infinity Ward, or SNK) will soon have a patch out to stomp this weird bug. I can only imagine SNK are thoroughly pissed about this. Looking on the bright side, maybe the free publicity will make some people go out and buy the full games (which are almost all awesome) after the glitch is zapped.