• Gamers’ Voice To Challenge Black Ops Bugs
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Of course games are going to have bugs, but no game should be released with bugs that completely break the game and makes it virtually impossible to play. This was the case with Black Ops.
This is fucking ballsy, good luck to them.
Activision is the one to blame here. They set stupid deadlines and then Treyarch couldn't finish it on time. But no game that is as buggy as Black Ops should be £40. It's like paying for a rotten banana, you can't do anything with it except throw it away.
It wasn't even a case of bugs that they might have missed with their internal testing, it was bugs that they probably knew were there but they released it anyway
Activision knew people would buy it so...
Are the bugs gamebreaking or anything? I still haven't played this game.
[QUOTE=TurbisV2;27604705]Are the bugs gamebreaking or anything? I still haven't played this game.[/QUOTE] I had one bug towards the end of the game that actually broke it and the game froze after a couple of characters just freaked out and their animations popped in and out.
[QUOTE=TurbisV2;27604705]Are the bugs gamebreaking or anything? I still haven't played this game.[/QUOTE] When released, some people had really bad FPS and latency issues. The unbearable type. It ran perfectly for me, but some people with high end hardware couldn't run it and so on. I've been ninja'd though.
When Black Ops first came out, it was riddled with severe game-breaking bugs and outrageous performance issues. These issues should [I]not[/I] be present with such a high-profile game. I wrote to the retailer I purchased this game from; here is the message chain: [quote]A website user has submitted the following enquiry: After opening up Call of Duty: Black Ops for the PC, I couldn't wait to get in and play it. After installing and registering the one-use serial key, I launched the game and began playing. Now, I consider my computer to be quite high-end. It's not the kind of computer you would find at, say, NASA but it is a very competent computer, which can run all the latest games on very high settings. Call of Duty: Black Ops has proven to be quite an annoying experience. From random lagspikes in online sessions to bizarre memory leaks, both of which hamper my enjoyment of the game and prevent me from feeling satisfied about my purchase. I am not the only one with these issues - a lot of people, even those with extreme high-end computers, are having the same issues. There has been no word from Treyarch or Activision on acknowledging the issues, nor has there been any word on a fix for this issues. I am not a satisfied customer. I can't enjoy this game when it keeps freezing during multiplayer for no reason, nor can I enjoy it when I keep getting booted out of the game for having 'lost connection'. It has been years since I have had such issues with a newly-released game. I can't remember the last time I have had to open up the Task Manager to end the game process, while it just stays as a frozen screen, thus losing all of my garnered experience points and/or progress. Now, I already mentioned that I have activated this game on Steam, meaning that a return is out of the question. I paid £34.99 for this game to be able to enjoy it upon launch. My time with the game, while I try to enjoy it, has been held back by the fact that it is a faulty product.[/quote] [quote]Thank you for your email. I can confirm that Activision or Treyarch have not had any reported problems regarding this issue to us at Game and your game is not fault this problem is due to your computer , I would advise contacting their technical support on : 0870 241 2148 and they will be able to assist you. alternatively you can wait to see if a patch becomes available. I apologise for any disappointment. Regards, Sophie H The Team at GAME[/quote] [quote]Let me make this very, very clear: my computer is NOT the one at fault here. It is the game, and the game itself. There is no problem with my computer. Now, if you must insist on telling me that my computer is the root of all evil, then I will simply take this matter to my bank to try and negotiate a refund, due to the lack of support and understanding from the customer service branch of the retailer I have considered to be the number one destination for games in the last 10 years. That opinion will certainly change if you will tell me, once again, that my computer is the cause of these issues. A simple Google search for the key words "black ops pc problems" will give you a fountain of information and knowledge on this issue, and it will also tell you that many, many people are experiencing the same issues as me. Wow, that must mean that their computers are at fault too!! Let's go on YouTube: [url]http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=black+ops+pc+freeze+stutter&aq=f[/url] OK, we have a few results that show people's gameplay videos of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Hmm, they all seem to show stuttering and lagging during gameplay. Oh! It must be their computers! What else could it be?! Once again, if you are going to continue to show a lack of knowledge and common sense on this matter, then I will take this issue to my bank - and that is a promise. I am a disappointed customer; in terms of both the product I have bought and the customer service feedback I have been given. You can apologise all you want "for any disappointment", but it will not change the fact that this is a BROKEN product.[/quote] [quote]Thank you for your email. I am sorry to hear of the problems you are experiencing, we have been receiving complaints with the online aspect of Call of Duty Black Ops and can confirm that the publishers are looking into releasing a patch to fix the online problems you are experiencing. Unfortunately Game have no control over servers or online features as these are controlled by the publishers of the game, the game disc itself is not at fault as the game is running however we do appreciate that there may be problems with some of the online features of the game. Newly released products occasionally encounter online problems within the first few weeks of release, this is unfortunate however has to expected with massive new online releases such as Black Ops. Once again I apologise for the problems you have been having however there is little we can do to assist, you would need to contact the publisher of the game with regards to this matter to see any support they could give you. If you have any further queries please don't hesitate to contact us. Regards, Aaron B The Team at GAME[/quote] This is the point where I realise trying to reason with these office jockeys is utterly useless. [editline]a[/editline] Wow, you can edit your posts here again!
Its pretty shit how Activision can give less and less of a shit about the quallity of the games and get away with it.
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I haven't had any bugs, maybe their PC just sucks. :smug:
It's really disgusting how they just do not care about this at all New Vegas had less problems on release, yet still had a patch out less than a week after
[QUOTE=Dr Bob;27604762]:words:[/QUOTE] Personally I think you were quite dumb for contacting GAME about this. Their responsibility starts with a shipment of game copies and ends when the customer has their game undamaged. The data on the disc is none of their concern. Besides - if you know anything about Tech Support you know how many idiots call them. You should never be surprised if the first response is dismissive.
Finally. I know bug free software is a pipe dream, but this sort of thing should force developers and publishers to at least [i]try[/i] instead of releasing games that require zero day patches.
I still get stuttering in single-player, albeit not as much as on release day
I don't know, I found it pretty hilarious when I fired my rifle, and every single NPC in the game died instantly. Made that level quite easy.
[QUOTE=subenji99;27606059]Personally I think you were quite dumb for contacting GAME about this. Their responsibility starts with a shipment of game copies and ends when the customer has their game undamaged. The data on the disc is none of their concern. Besides - if you know anything about Tech Support you know how many idiots call them. You should never be surprised if the first response is dismissive.[/QUOTE] He already proved that loads of people who didn't buy from GAME had problems too, so it wasn't the copy that was defective Complaining to your retailer is useless, they didn't make the damn game
They're still responsible for carrying products that aren't defective.
Personal experience: Black Ops has been "fine" for me since day 1. And by "fine" I mean no worse than any other game released in the past couple of years. They're still releasing patches for it so I have no complaints.
Black ops is horrible. It's WAY better balanced then any other CoD but that on its own causes a problem. Every single gun is exactly the same and black ops has no character what so ever. Other than any other CoD. In my opinion. Black Ops is the only CoD that is a "generic shooter". MW2 was shit. Sure. But damnit it had character.
[QUOTE=Wheeze201;27606855]Black ops is horrible. It's WAY better balanced then any other CoD but that on its own causes a problem. Every single gun is exactly the same and black ops has no character what so ever. Other than any other CoD. In my opinion. Black Ops is the only CoD that is a "generic shooter". MW2 was shit. Sure. But damnit it had character.[/QUOTE] Wow.
[QUOTE=Wheeze201;27606855]Black ops is horrible. It's WAY better balanced then any other CoD but that on its own causes a problem. Every single gun is exactly the same and black ops has no character what so ever. Other than any other CoD. In my opinion. Black Ops is the only CoD that is a "generic shooter". MW2 was shit. Sure. But damnit it had character.[/QUOTE] This post made me want to get a pilots license and just continuously fly over your house dropping boxes on it forever.
It's funny. These guys employ hundreds upon hundreds of people. You'd think that with that kind of manpower, the same manpower that can churn out an entirely new game in a single year, they would be able to pump out patches in a few days to a week. It's taking them months for patches to get released. It's also funny how a large number of people will still buy the next game even if it has the same problems. Activision will continue rolling around in money while all the sheep keep burning their wallets on flawed products.
Fuck the bugs, where are our mod tools? (and on another note, why did the X-box 360 and PS3 get Dolly Cam for theater mode, while PC did not?)
[QUOTE=GaLm121;27607866]Fuck the bugs, where are our mod tools? (and on another note, why did the X-box 360 and PS3 get Dolly Cam for theater mode, while PC did not?)[/QUOTE] I was wondering why I couldn't do special camera movements with my clips.
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[QUOTE=evilweazel;27607750]This post made me want to get a pilots license and just continuously fly over your house dropping boxes on it forever.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=zeldar;27607513]Wow.[/QUOTE] Bandwagon.
[QUOTE=Michael Arnold;27607945]SPAM[/QUOTE] What, did he still your lunch money or something? [editline]23rd January 2011[/editline] First time I've ever used the ignore list, holy shit did that feel great.
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