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Submitted by brandonb21 1184d ago | news

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. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PS3)

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dedicatedtogamers  +   1184d ago | Well said
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.
iGamerZERO  +   1184d 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....
2pacalypsenow  +   1184d ago
Mine freezes on xbox 360
andibandit  +   1184d ago
Mine runs smooth on the 360
flyingmunky  +   1184d ago | Funny
Mine blew up my 360.
HammadTheBeast  +   1184d ago
And mine has a strange bald man in it, named David Vondehaar. Papa Bear, Help!
jadenkorri  +   1183d 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-ADDICT  +   1183d 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?
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Hoje0308  +   1183d ago
Is Debockle the Spanish version of debacle?
nukeitall  +   1183d ago
No freezing here, but mine has Mass Effect 2 on it.

Should have gone with PC people! :)
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SilentNegotiator  +   1183d 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.
Cam977  +   1183d ago
Mine shot out and killed me on 360.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1183d ago
Happens on both versions.
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.
ziggurcat  +   1184d 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.
dubt72  +   1184d 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.
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Hicken  +   1184d ago | Well said
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...
vickers500  +   1184d 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.
Bleucrunch  +   1183d 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.
bub16  +   1183d 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
GraveLord  +   1184d 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.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1183d 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!
aceitman  +   1184d 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.
Answered By: Activision Support

PS3 Black Ops II DLC code showing invalid?

Published: November 13, 2012
click link to see.
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Abdou23  +   1183d ago
Shoel we expect a patch in like a week ?! Gonna play some football manager at the moment.
doogiebear  +   1183d ago
COD is trash. Stop paying for it, people.
ReservoirDog316  +   1183d 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?
Crazyglues   1183d ago | Bad language | show
otherZinc  +   1183d 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.
Neonridr  +   1183d ago
It may be expected, but that doesn't make it ok.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney   1183d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
hammbone42  +   1183d 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
lorcraven  +   1183d ago
I find it funny that your comment has 117 agrees when I read it.
extermin8or  +   1183d ago
it was fine all sat-sunday when I last played it... probably jsut server overloads etc...
Welshy  +   1183d 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!
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   1183d ago
Sounds a little troll-ish....
Relientk77  +   1184d 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
brandonb21  +   1184d ago
i get disconnected all the time when in game then it will take me to loading screen were it will freeze at
Relientk77  +   1184d ago
:-/ I hope that stops for you, and everyone

I'll be playing splitscreen with a friend later, hopefully we dont encounter these issues
dboyc310  +   1183d 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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portal_2   1184d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(6)
FinalomegaS  +   1184d 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.
extermin8or  +   1183d ago
It's perfectly playable just clearly the servers are struggling under the strain due to the sheer mass of people...
The_Infected  +   1184d ago
Need more players? What! Don't they have enough players?
MattyG  +   1184d ago
Half a million online last time I played.
HammadTheBeast  +   1184d ago
I think that might've been much more. I'm seeing about 10 Mil right now.
MattyG  +   1184d ago
@HammadTheOne On Xbox or PS3? My counter only said about 500,000 at about 6:00 EST
againstblindfanboys   1184d ago | Spam
SolidDuck  +   1184d ago
I've been playing the ps3 version and its ran great. Much smoother than the 1st black ops. I also went into the options at the main menu, and u can install the texture pack to the hard drive. I did that right away and it's been smooth so far.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1184d ago
Wow they have a texture pack for PS3?
HammadTheBeast  +   1184d ago
Doesn't change much, only eases stress off the Blu-Ray, so it isn't impacted by long gameing sessions.
Kaneda  +   1184d ago
I will give this a 10!!
TooTall19  +   1184d ago | Funny
out of 100
Flatbattery  +   1183d ago
Minutes? Seconds?
sandman224  +   1184d ago
I honestly think Xbox fanboys are reporting incorrect information about the ps3 to tryarch. I'm sure if you install the texture pack it will run flawless
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sandman224  +   1184d ago
Also just for the record my Xbox 360 froze on me while playing online. I guess it's both consoles. But I've played a total of 3 hours and it only froze once.
ALLWRONG  +   1184d ago
WOW! just WOW!
Knight_Crawler  +   1183d ago
LOL...Your tin foil hat has expired, please change.

What next MS and Xbox fans are the reason why Obama got relected so he can order Disney to make the next Star Wars game a 360 exclusive -_-
Getowned  +   1183d ago
sounds legit.
JellyJelly  +   1183d ago
In a while you will see issues popping up for the 360 version as well.

Funny how the reviewers never notice glitches like this in COD...
berndogskate  +   1184d ago
same as black ops then , ps3 users shafted again, glad i got it for the xbox now but still tis unacceptable this far into this gen
NastyLeftHook0  +   1184d ago
gta 5 here i come.
PtRoLLFacE  +   1183d ago
time for the beta testing
Mikeyy  +   1183d ago
It makes laugh because I got the game for ps3 midnight release and have had zero problems so far.

Online is connecting fine and downloaded my nuke town fine also.

No freezes. Only one match so far got connection interrupted. Everything has worked flawless.
bunfighterii  +   1183d ago
Precisely why I avoided this game at launch. They only gave out 360 review copies for a reason.

BLOPS sucked for PS3 in terms if how it ran, and I've no reason to believe BLOPS 2 won't.
Clarence  +   1183d ago
Yet PS3 fans continue to support these crappy ass developers and this wack ass game.
etownone  +   1183d ago
You do know this is COD, the best selling games on your precious PS3.

Don't be mad at the developers....If you've had a ps3 from day one, inferior ports are considered the norm.
busytoad  +   1183d ago
Activision hates that ps3 online is free incase the kids didnt know. Microsoft pays activision 10$ per month per xbox live account for the best service,tis the reason microsoft bumped up their live charge to 60$ a year lol.

Another reason ill never buy a microsoft console again.
megamanX2  +   1183d ago
Hey sony the ps3 is a piece of crap just kill it off already and get out of the game business.
stage88  +   1183d ago
Congratulations sir, you have been awarded 'Most Idiotic Comment' of the year.
DeadlyFire  +   1183d ago
I don't think its Sony's fault that after nearly 7 years Activision still employs the copy and paste method for X360 to PS3 port instead of actually working on PS3 version to get it up to par with other version.
Animal Mutha 76  +   1183d ago
Sorry to hear of PS3 issues.

Ran fine on my 360 in the UK until the rest of America finished work :) then the servers filled up very quickly. I couldn't get into zombies with my party for about 20 mins.

Other than that all good. No freezing or issues with codes. The odd laggy server but that's normal and host migration works ok.

Game sounds great on turtle beach!
KingSalahi   1183d ago | Bad language | show
andron666  +   1183d ago
Cod won't be worth getting until at least patch 1.17 anyway...
portugamer  +   1183d ago
Hey guys,
Do you think its technically possible for Microsoft, to approach 2 or 3 main coders, who work on the ps3 version, and give them like 2 million $ each, so they insert some random crappy code, so it generates some random unstable hard to find bugs ?

Well, someone tells me Microsoft isn't the kind of company that could afford it, 6 millions are a lot of cash for them, and they don't use that kind of practices, like buying exclusive content, exclusive dlcs,etc. A real serious company everybody can trust.

So, problem solved.

Now, a question remains. If, after 7 years, some studios still have a lot of difficulty to write code on ps3, specially studios that make exclusive content, dlcs, extensions for the xbox, poor coders, life is tough, why they don't simply copy-paste code from , black ops 1, for example, code that actually works quite well?

If you talk about this to other people, non gamers, everybody would say they are doing it on purpose, so the best version is......Xbox version.

Microsoft can grab 1 billion and buy potatoes, with that money, if they want.
I guess it shouldn't be that hard to pay 10 or 20 millions, just to have the best version of the game. I wonder how much they paid, so the skyrim extensions become real hard to code, on the ps3.

I wish studios had the balls to say 'well,someone paid us some millions, so we spend 70% of the time coding on the xbox, and 30% on the ps3, automatically making the xbox version a more and better finished version.'

I wish they had the balls to say'well, guys, we estimated the future ps3 extension/dlc sales for about 10 million $ cash. But someone paid us that cash, so we don't release the ps3 version anymore'

Or '' 6 months before releasing a game, we got an offer, some big million $, so 80% of the staff work on the xbox version, which leads to better framerate, crispier textures, much more optimizations,etc'

I wish laws could force studios to show the origins of their cash,publicly, for more transparency, and no more 'take these millions, they're, make the ps3 version look and play like shit'

But no, as long as 100 billion $ companies will be able to pay 10 millions here, 20 millions there, the ps3 will still be a biatch to code on. And nothing can change it.

I just hope the ps4 will be a much more powerful console than the others, and hope Sony will continue to work hard, with 1st and 3rd party studios, to bring us great new games, finished games, along with a great psn+ , wish give us the best quality and quantity , for barely 45$, when bought on September.

Meanwhile, happy people, go on eating your extra content and exclusive dlcs, along with the new maps for the last cod game.
braydox21  +   1183d ago
Your theory definatley is applicable, and isn't below microsoft, but there are reasone, apparently Behtesda is lazy when it come to making the ps3 version of skyrim most people are saying that they bascially copy and paste to the Xbox version.

and on a side note if there are bugs in call of duty i meaqn like they have had plenty to perfect their game like fifa
aquamala  +   1183d ago
BO 2 is going to sell 10 million+ on ps3, Activision is doing their best
StreetsofRage  +   1183d ago
Which is why 99% I buy all my multiplats on my 360.
Silly gameAr  +   1183d ago
Well, I just figured you buy 99% of your games on 360 because you don't have a PS3 8/.

By the way, just because there's no article about it, doesn't mean the 360 version is flawless. It just takes more then 1 or 2 people complaining about the problems in random comment sections before someone writes about it.
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Adolph Fitler  +   1183d ago
Seems funny to all these 360 fanboys claiming this is a PS3-hard-to-develop-for issue, that both IW & Treyarch had no issues with COD:MW 1&2, as well as WAW, but........hang on, big BUT, as soon as an agreement with MS is met for exclusive 360 content & MS giving them massive ammounts of money, all of a sudden PS3 versions don't run on the same engine they were running on fine a sequel of 2 ago.

As for the 1 or 2 other developers like Bethestheda, well, this is just a case of developers that are more accustomed to pc development, & MS's plan from the start to turn ALL consoles into slightly different shaped pc's, so as well as near every pc on the planet running some kind of windows, but ALL consoles doing the same.

So Sony are being punished by developers for not adhering to MS's silent insistance from there console manfacturing inception to turn consoles into quickly ageing pc's, when consoles were always about there uniqueness & what set one apart from the other. Now, when a manufacturer dare do just that, and add unique feature sets to there hardware, they are chopped down & punished for it.

I really hope Sony does offer uniqueness again with PS4 & it pays off, as otherwise there will be no reason to own one machine over another.
OooHJohnny   1183d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
portugamer  +   1183d ago
If I had both consoles, when the game is multi platform, I would buy the xbox versions, because they're definitely a little-->better-->much better than the ps3 version, and even a Sony lover like me will admit it.

If only I could blame Sony or the ps3, I would feel better. But its definitely not their fault. It's the studios who get money from whoever gives it to them that are guilty.

A long time ago, people were coding games, for them, for their pleasure and restrictions, no rush, and they really tries hard to master the hardware. Who, among you, remember the series thunder force, on genesis? Thunderforce 4 was a monster, with several paralax, huge bosses, hundreads of bullets, many different enemies, great sound. And all that on a f#$king 7 MHz(not sure, check wiki ) Motorola processor!!! 7 damn MHz.

Today, coders basically have no freedom, if shareholders decide that the main campaign should last 6 hours, with only these features and content and with that story, well, coders have nothing to say, they code, code and code. Screen tearing, bad textures, textures popup, stupid story, bad HUD, etc, no problem. As long as it costs less than X and its released on Y, only that matters.content and quality: not important at all.

And when I see a console like the ps3, with its raw huge power, and see many studios, 1st(Santa Monica, media molecule,guerilla software,etc), 3rd party, and even many many studios, that did a great work on ps3 and Xbox, like portal 2,etc, there are NO excuses so a studio like Bethesda or treyarch can screw the ps3 version, and even say they aren't able to code an extension,bla bla bla.


And of course, strangely, but I really mean strangely, those out of luck companies that can't code on the ps3, strangely, they release timed exclusive extensions and dlcs for the xbox. And strangely, once again, the ps3 versions of the games, like ALL cod games, for example, work perfectly fine on the xbox, and are plagued with net problems, freezes,etc, on the ps3. Strange, isn't it?

Games like cod do drive big sales, big ones. If microsoft, with 20 or 30 little million $ can pay for the best version, so more people buy the xbox or the game, why bothering making new IPs and paying millions on ads? Just make the best cod version, buy some exclusive content, and there you have, millions of guys buying the xbox with cod. soo simple.

So, NO, your lazy cows, its not the ps3 architecture that make your coding skills look awful.its the green $ you get that make you forget how to code.

Shame on you, really.
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Farsendor1  +   1183d ago
killzone 2 is probably the better game anyways i don't know why people stopped playing kz2
aquamala  +   1183d ago
Obviously ps3 owners prefer other games
XabiDaChosenOne  +   1183d ago
Same procedure every year yet people keep falling for it like morons, lol at everyone dropping 60 dollars for trash.
kevnb  +   1183d ago
on a side note, it seems to work nicely on pc. Much better than black ops at launch.
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WalterWJR  +   1183d ago
Yet the reviews will not be hindered at all for this, where as the vita version has some small bugs in multi-player and will be slayed by the critics.
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