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Black Ops 2 PS3: Freezing, Servers Not Available & 'Need More Players'

It's not even been a full 24 hours yet and already the PS3 version of Black Ops 2 seems to be plagued with problems.
It's almost a case of history repeating itself, since the PS3 version of the original Black Ops had a number of platform exclusive issues that just didn't seem to get fixed, at least not for a while.

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dedicatedtogamers1351d ago

Wait. Hold the phone. The PS3 version of an Activision game having major issues right out the door?

I've never heard of such a thing.

iGamerZERO1351d ago

LOL ! You took the words out of my mouth.....was going to hold out for the WiiU version but I got the 360 version this time....

andibandit1351d ago

Mine runs smooth on the 360

HammadTheBeast1351d ago

And mine has a strange bald man in it, named David Vondehaar. Papa Bear, Help!

jadenkorri1350d ago

currently right now none of my friends can find a new lobby whether alone or in a group, however if a friend happens to be in game I can join in if a spot available.

PS-ADDICT1350d ago (Edited 1350d ago )

Bobby Kotick must be Pulling His Hair Out, out of sheer horror of this Debockle , he might lose sleep over this....or just stuff his ears and tape Money to his eyes and act like Whats a PS3? Beta Testing is That Spanish or something?

Hoje03081350d ago

Addict:
Is Debockle the Spanish version of debacle?

nukeitall1350d ago (Edited 1350d ago )

No freezing here, but mine has Mass Effect 2 on it.

Should have gone with PC people! :)

SilentNegotiator1350d ago

Meh. There's always an article over-exaggerating the issues found in the ps3 version of a big game. Usually all problems present in the 360 version as well.

Cam9771350d ago

Mine shot out and killed me on 360.

MaxXAttaxX1350d ago

Not everyone has experienced these issues on the PS3 version. However, they f**ed up the PS3 version more.

They don't Beta test their games. They just like giving it to their consumers in the ass. Despite the money they make out of these games, they still don't have dedicated servers. But people still buy unfinished games like these.

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ziggurcat1351d ago

this BS is the very reason why i will not purchase any games from activision or bethesda anymore.

after this amount of time, these idiot devs should have learned to properly code for the PS3.

dubt721351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

This is the very reason I will not buy another PS3. Too many devs have issues making their games work correctly on this ill-conceived system.

Hicken1351d ago

Too many?

Two? (Well, Infinity Ward and Treyarch are both UNDER Activision, so you can say three, but they're using the same crappy-ass engine.)

Two developers who get slammed for their games having the same issues every damn time, as opposed to the hundreds- HUNDREDS- of other devs out there who don't run into these problems, yet somehow it's the PS3's fault?

And people are AGREEING with you?

Gamers, man...

vickers5001351d ago

Bethesda games are understandable, given the immense scope and complexity that they have that other games just don't, but Activision has absolutely no excuse for this crap.

It's not a very graphically demanding franchise, they don't overhaul anything engine or gameplay wise, they have nothing but time to craft and perfect their engine and fix their problems since they don't have to create a new engine, yet the netcode still runs like trash.

When all you have to do for each CoD is add new maps and weapons, tweak the unlock/perk/killstreak system and add a couple of new modes, then you (activision) should have plenty of time and resources to work out the kinks of the problems that have been there for years.

Bleucrunch1350d ago

@dubt72.....I think you are terribly misinformed regarding all the developers. You would have to get more specific which I believe you would have difficulty in finding these "Too many devs" that have issues making games for the ps3. Fact is the ps3 has been out for years now and at this point unless you are making a game for the first time you as a developer should have NO EXCUSES...especially activision and bethesda.

bub161350d ago

my friends buy these games year after year and moan for about 2-3 months about lag. freezin. glitches and all the other funky stuff they cant make, when you remind them it was the same last year. they are in denial and say it was fine before

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GraveLord1351d ago

wouldn't call them "major".
I've had only a few of these and they didn't impact my game. I've only played for a few hours though.

I have noticed this glitch or something when I get killed. Some kind of weird pop-in/artifacts.

HarryMasonHerpderp1350d ago

I had a weird sound glitch where my gun kept making the firing sound but at a weird pitch so it sounded like a fart, I had to quit the match because it was so distracting lol
Also my friend's PS3 crashed a couple of times when we were playing online.
Why are these things still happening?
I know it sells a lot more on the 360 but the PS3 has a hell of a lot of customers and is a huge part of their sales so why screw them over, doesn't make sense from a business point of view. Anyway the overall game is pretty good and the bus in zombie mode is hilarious when you're all trying to jump on before the robot guy drives off!

aceitman1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

THE DAM CODES ARENT EVEN WORKING , I REALLY THINK THIS IS DONE ON PURPOSE.its not just the ps3 servers on ps3 its even on the blackops website , no problem with 360 codes.
http://support.activision.c...
Answered By: Activision Support

PS3 Black Ops II DLC code showing invalid?

Published: November 13, 2012
click link to see.

Abdou231351d ago

Shoel we expect a patch in like a week ?! Gonna play some football manager at the moment.

doogiebear1351d ago

COD is trash. Stop paying for it, people.

ReservoirDog3161350d ago

I remember when PS3 owners were so proud when CoD4 was a near perfect port for the PS3 from day 1.

How times have changed huh?

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otherZinc1350d ago

Please, this isn't news as this happens all the time on the PS3. Look back at all the games where a patch (3.333334444 etc) is released or the servers are down. This is expected.

Neonridr1350d ago

It may be expected, but that doesn't make it ok.

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hammbone421350d ago

believe want u want to . its so many people with there lag switch trying to get host . it holds the game up. there connecting and disconnecting. if you have 5 of them in a lobby trying get host it jacks everything up. my nephew is a lag swicther

lorcraven1350d ago

I find it funny that your comment has 117 agrees when I read it.

extermin8or1350d ago

it was fine all sat-sunday when I last played it... probably jsut server overloads etc...

Welshy1350d ago

I have 0% faith in Treyarch as a development team. You could have the greatest creative minds on the planet in the team for all it matters, if they are incapable of making a game actually function at a basic level, they should be getting berated.

Why is it when any other game gets a garbage/broken port on one platform, there is uproar and demand for a fix. But when it's a COD title... "Meh, it's Activision on a PS3 game, we expect this by now".

My point being, we should NOT have to tolerate this in 2012, almost 2013.

The PS3 has been on the market since 2006 and literally hundreds of Devs have no issue at all with it, but multi-billion $$$ title that costs £45 EVERY. YEAR. with a massive team can't even make a game work on par with other platforms.

This is not 2007/2008, we should not have to tolerate this lack of priorities and professionalism and vote with our wallets and not support them!

Stop being sheep and ignore this game til they get their act together!

GuyThatPlaysGames1350d ago

Sounds a little troll-ish....

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Relientk771351d ago

The only one of those I've experienced is "need more players to balance teams" when I have been in lobbies of 12/12 players. Happened a couple times

brandonb211351d ago

i get disconnected all the time when in game then it will take me to loading screen were it will freeze at

Relientk771351d ago

:-/ I hope that stops for you, and everyone

I'll be playing splitscreen with a friend later, hopefully we dont encounter these issues

Thatguy-3101351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

Was working fine until recently I got a message saying that an error has occured while trying to find a session. Damn I was finally getting to enjoy this game :/ don't have a clue why they do this yearly? Don't they learn the first time around O.o Hopefully they get it running quickly

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FinalomegaS1351d ago

i hate hearing things like this. It's not a F2P or a 0.99 game. Talking 60$+ and that's real money, not sure why we can't at least avoid the in game freezing.

unplayable should equal = not satisfied consumer

if publisher is aware, then bonus free items should be given account wide for those affected.

This is what is done for MMOs.

extermin8or1350d ago

It's perfectly playable just clearly the servers are struggling under the strain due to the sheer mass of people...

The_Infected1351d ago

Need more players? What! Don't they have enough players?

MattyG1351d ago

Half a million online last time I played.

HammadTheBeast1351d ago

I think that might've been much more. I'm seeing about 10 Mil right now.

MattyG1351d ago

@HammadTheOne On Xbox or PS3? My counter only said about 500,000 at about 6:00 EST