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Submitted by AvidGamerrrr 1180d ago | opinion piece

Whatever You Do, Don't Buy 'Black Ops 2' For The Playstation 3

Anthony Accinelli of RealSG writes, "Activision sent me a copy of Black Ops 2 for the Playstation 3 so naturally that's the version I have been playing the most.

Which is unfortunate because out of the 30 matches I have played online, my Playstation 3 has frozen 8 times. In other words, Black Ops 2 for the Playstation 3 has frozen 27 percent of the time I am playing." (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PS3)

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aviator189  +   1180d ago
I'm not a fan of cod anymore, but it's a shame the developers or whoever tests these games for the final push and polish still can't manage to iron these sort of things out..
decrypt  +   1180d ago
Whatever You Do, Don't Buy 'Multiplats' For The Playstation 3


Anyone looking for a good multiplat experience should consider the PC or Xbox 360 versions.
MariaHelFutura  +   1180d ago | Well said
That comment is soooooo 2006.
iChii  +   1180d ago | Well said
Excuse me? Batman Arkham Asylum/City? Assassin's Creed? Mortal Kombat 9? Dead Space 1/2? Battlefield 3? Bro.. just cause The Elder Scrolls and Call of Duty franchise are done poorly on PS3 doesn't mean other multiplats are. Ps. GTA V's lead platform is PS3.
ALLWRONG  +   1180d ago
"That comment is soooooo 2006."

SuperLupe  +   1180d ago
The reason the PS3 is lead platform for GTA V is to ensure that it equals the 360 version. Not because the PS3 is more capable for multiplats. Especially when it comes to open world games (ram limitations)

If I'm not mistaken EA leads all multiplats on PS3 to ensure both versions are the same quality. The other way around and theirs a chance the PS3 gets an inferior version.

I guess devs mindset is if we can do it on the PS3 it will be a piece of cake on the 360. The opposite isnt true of course and we've seen it all along the gen.
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aceitman  +   1180d ago
Gta 5 has no lead platform both being done at same time.
Hydrolex  +   1180d ago
Every game from professional and top notch developers have been superior on PS3. I don't consider activision anything.

With that being said... keep dreamin decrypt !

GTA V will bring xbox 360 vs PS3 articles back, and PS3 is gonna murder 360
Norrison  +   1180d ago
Just get multiplats on PC and excluisives on PS3, that's what I do and the difference between PS3 and Xbox360 Multiplats isn't like BO2, it's almost minimal.
reynod  +   1180d ago
No point buying multiplats for any console. No BC later on.

PC the ultimate gaming machine.

Besides console gaming is just to expensive and limiting.
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Blackdeath_663  +   1180d ago
we get an hour of extra content for AC3 we also got exclusive content from RedDeadRedemption and battlefield amongst other games. apart from timed exclusives as far as i am aware there is no advantage to playing on xbox unless your are playing games from incompetent developer i.e bethesda and activision who don't seem to have even a fraction of common sense in them to test their own games.
geddesmond  +   1180d ago | Well said
But isn't it funny that most of the big multiplats that do have problems on the PS3 are usually games done by publishers who have exclusive DLC deals with MS.

All the CODs have had PS3 problems. Skyrim, PS3 issues, Fallout, PS3 issues.

You should change your comment to "Whatever you do, don't buy Multiplat games that have exclusive deals with MS for the PS3.
tgcorke  +   1180d ago
There are loads of multiplats that work far better on PS3 than 360, just as there are loads (mostly shooters) that are superior on 360. To suggest anything else is insular fanboyism and doesn't resonate with reality.
gta2800  +   1180d ago
It's a conspiracy. Microsoft is now paying devs to release bug ridden games on the PS3 lol.
InfectedDK  +   1180d ago
Not true. I've had minimal errors with Black Ops 2 on PS3 although it's not acceptable until fixed. Also they have made a statement about this in game that they are working on it. These sort of things happens all the time with big games especially on PC.
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SolidStoner  +   1180d ago
I just have to say that history repeats itself, and it starts to feel that Microsoft is giving money so PS3 version is not working properly... you know why I think so...

because they fix it every time after a month... and everytime they release it its buggy, glitchy and dont work...

2nd reason could be that developers are really really stupid... but I doubt that, you cant be so stupid every year... I think its the 1st reason...
XB1_PS4  +   1180d ago
I can't read half of these comments because they're so biased and negative. It IS harder to develop for Ps3, therefore the chance that there will be bugs upon launch is more likely than 360. I don't think Activision would purposely hurt their sales, because we all know they are about their money. There will be a few patches, and everything will be hunky dory.

Blops2 is the best since 4. If you've ever liked a cod, you should try this one out. Just don't play party games on small maps, the spawns might upset you. lol
SJPFTL  +   1180d ago
How is BF3 better on PS3? It has input lag, and the only way to minimize it is to turn off Anti-Aliasing... making the game look worst. Something which is absent from the PC and XBOX versions.
Gamer1982  +   1180d ago
You shouldn't buy any console game thats on PC for console. I played through Arkham City on my PC in 1080P and it blows the 360 and PS3 away. Not to mention PC versions cheaper, has mod support, more control options, more support and faster patching etc..
AAACE5  +   1180d ago
Dumb@ss cant even figure out that 27/30 equals 90%... wow!
cyberninja  +   1180d ago
trollolol, try harder next time.
asmith2306  +   1180d ago
Bought it, tried it, traded it. Same ol COD and it looks so outdated now. On PS3 at least. COD is not a game to buy a console for. It was, until Gears 2 stopped that dead in its tracks.
andibandit  +   1179d ago

Me3, skyrim, bo2 all disagree with you
pixelsword  +   1179d ago

"The reason the PS3 is lead platform for GTA V is to ensure that it equals the 360 version."

...didn't rockstar cut out a lot of the game to fit it on one disc for the 360?

"Especially when it comes to open world games (ram limitations)"

1. a few stages on Lair are 32 by 32 relative miles and each level loads in less than six seconds with no loading in between. The only downside to it graphically that it could not always keep 60fps on the older chipsets (60Gb, etc.) when the action got really intense, but most of the time it did to the point that the times that could not did not matter. I honestly don't know if the issues are still there on the newer PS3 chipsets, but I have to say It probably is until I can confirm that it is not; this isn't "innocent until proven guilty" because it's already been proven that it could not always hold 60fps; so the burden of proof is on the slim.

At any rate, there's not a game that's out yet on consoles that has both the size and the technical prowess Lair had, and I'm talking on both console, not just the 360. The only non-PS3 game that I know that had over 32 miles was Superman Returns (80 square miles), but the graphics were not the best and it still had a lot of issues with a joke of a frame rate. I don't count Test Drive and Fuel and GT5, motorstorm and other racing games because car games push the boundaries in a different way; else I would wonder why God of war's backgrounds did not look as realistic as GT5, for example.

I'm not absolving Lair because Lair had a few things that popped-in, but the upside is that the whole game used a progressive mesh to where no matter how close you got to something, the graphics looked better, not worse.

So I don't think open world is the issue; it's

1. Sony not providing enough Technical assistance. (If people are complaining about it being tough, it's Sony's job to fix that or else take the punches when someone complains and writes an article about it... which is probably why the stock is getting lower in it's appearance of value.

2. People not knowing how to program. (honestly, How can I let people off of the hook when a game like Heavenly Sword comes out so early in the console's life cycle and games that come out later not only runs worse, but looks worse, too?)
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dboyc310  +   1180d ago
While mine did suffer for server issues at first after I updated my system a few days ago I'm able to play matches pretty well with no interruptions. Articles like these make it seem that ALL ps3's are going through the same thing which aren't. Most of my friends are online too and have been for the past few days
GraveLord  +   1180d ago
Whoever wrote this is exaggerating. I've played this game since launch and it's only frozen once. Server issues were almost gone now too. I've easily sunk 10+ hours into this game.

There is no game-breaking bugs here. Buy the game. Ignore this XBox fanboy.
AvidGamerrrr  +   1180d ago
Just google it if you think it's an exaggeration. My entire system works flawlessly outside of Black Ops 2. Author isn't wrong on this one, even the article claims that it's not happening universally.
MRMagoo123  +   1180d ago
Im getting migrating host often but my ps3 has yet to freeze up once.
NBT91  +   1180d ago
Didn't freeze once for me either. It did be a bit dumb and say it was waiting for more players when the lobby was full though. From what I did get to play of it, the game sucked.
Going back to the store new week to go toward ps all stars.
Welshy  +   1180d ago
You can't polish a turd, but you can roll in glitter and hope no one notices that it's still a turd.

Pretty much sums up my feelings for this platform biased, lazy, money milking franchise.

The sooner COD dies a slow painful death and frees up space in peoples wallets and time in the holiday season, the sooner proper, creative, more deserving games will start earning more money and bring fun back to this gen.

Everything at this stage of the generation is now merging into one massive grey, generic, shoot-em-up genre. If you removed the skin and dialogue from Dead Space 3, Mass Effect 3, Gears 3 and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Could anyone honestly tell me the difference on a gameplay perspective?

I would say "roll on next gen", but so many bad habits have been set within the industry both on a business and creativity front, i can't imagine it will be a whole lot better -_-
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ambientFLIER  +   1180d ago
Mythbusters proved that you can, in fact, polish a turd.
jadenkorri  +   1180d ago
youtubed mythbuster polishing a turd
portal_2  +   1180d ago
Polishing a turd maybe possible, yet just like Cod franchise, you're left with shit all over your fingers.
indubitably  +   1180d ago
They only care to get the game fully working on the 360, it has direct competition in Halo 4. People wouldn't hesitate to take a faulty game back when other options are present. They know the name alone will carry sales on the PS3 with no real competition this year. If they pulled this last year, BF3 may have had more of an edge on the PS3
FamilyGuy  +   1180d ago
It's is a piece of shit on PS3 tbh. I'm closer to 10 matches though and had 3 freezes. The second night TDM wasn't working at all, server continuously researched for better matches till i just tried a different game mode that Would connect.

It's annoying but until it starts killing PS3s (which it actually might) I wouldn't say to not buy the PS3 version.

Another trippy thing it does is sound really bad when it's loading the disc. It spins and stops really hard and it's really noticeable. Both me an my brother were online (he's in another state) talking about it earlier. Like it's putting the PS3 through a lot more stress than other games. Physical stress, like it could kill my disc drive or shorten it's lifespan.

Point being it freaks me out and I wouldn't be surprised to read a Black ops 2 killed my PS3 article some time soon.
Wagz22  +   1180d ago
It almost sounds like a dreamcast…almost, dreamcast is still worse but its definitely comparable. But that was just like the first black ops as well. I'm not sure why it does that though.
dfire1212  +   1180d ago
I noticed the same thing, it does sound like its working in overdrive
FamilyGuy  +   1179d ago
I meant to say 100 matches, not 10 lol
Kornholic  +   1180d ago
I've got no issue with freezing. My main concern is the blurry textures on PS3.
Octo1  +   1180d ago
Did you install the texture patch that is under options?
Kornholic  +   1180d ago
Is there such a possibility? I'll check that out!
xAlmostPro  +   1180d ago
Wow.. i can't lie it seems like this guy is angry.

I've been playing Blops 2 since 3 days before the launch(got it early). I have had two full console frezes, once in the MP menu and second switching to the zombies.

Other than that, i've actually found this to be the most stable COD so far, a lot less server issues(it had a game disconnect issue that lasted a few hours before treyarch dealt with it swiftly).

The only other thing i've had which was udring nuketown 2025 last night and since the player count online has doubled, is stuttering in game but only on that map.

So it's a couple of issues but nowhere near what black ops launched like on PS3. So there is plenty reason to buy it on PS3, if you're a fan go for it.
RBLAZE1988  +   1180d ago
Guys black ops 2 I am an avid COD criticiser and have been playing since launch. I have only had 1 freeze and only lagging in match issues that are standard COD fare. I can confidently say thatis one of the best looking COD games, maybe even one of the echelon of console graphics. The campaign is the best since CODMW and MP is in between MW & MW2. I am on PS3 and don't have many of these issues so that sucks for these ppl but maybe they have bad connection speeds or their ps3 is on its way out but i think black ops 2 is one of the best COD games and you have to be patient w/ the MP. There is a way to beat smg whores.
MalianteNCX  +   1180d ago
WTF, I Have the PS3 version and it hasn't crashed my old 40gb PS3, yeah there are some conections issues but only in the lobby for me, this xbots reviewers are only talking crap about the PS3.
solidt12  +   1180d ago
Strange. I have not had one single problem with Black Ops 2 on the PS3.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   1179d ago
I have it on the PS3 and the only issue I have had was with the lobby not starting. Since then the game plays perfect. Always an article on here to bash the PS3.
FanboyPunisher  +   1179d ago
Games that come out yearly have little to no added value; majority is reused assets and code.

Why pay full price for reused stuff?

SKIP ANNUALS, just like COD.

Why do you think the best games never come out yearly? Good games require time, while annuals require paying off reviewers.

MGS, Uncharted, etc etc never would be so good if they came out yearly.

SKIP TRASH. Dont listen to reviews listen to reality.
They reuse assets and code, nearly everything for annual releases; why keep this terrible cycle going?
bayport  +   1179d ago
My Ps3 has been fine. And aside from the first day I haven't had trouble getting into matches...

The first Black Ops though was definitely a mess on the PS3.

Sorry to be a downer on anyone's parade.
farhad2k8  +   1179d ago
Played a whole 24 hours of this with a couple of friends, didn't get any problems at all, not even these strange PS3 'freezes' everyone's been talking about. I have the super slim, maybe that's why?

Either way, I haven't played a single CoD since MW2, and I'm really enjoying BOPS2.
RivetCityGhoul  +   1180d ago
whoever buys CoD games for the ps3 in general is a retard. they should know by now that its gonna be bugged, after oh i don't all the CoD games since Mw2 have been bugged.
Pillsbury1  +   1180d ago
They should go play fallout ;)
garos82  +   1180d ago
fallout is a hell of a lot more fun than cod.

these type of articles amuse me.anybody who complains about a COD game with bugs on day 1, is a moron. You should all know by now that these COD games are always a pilling steam of the same shit you played last november.
yeah they will fix it up somewhere along the road with a patch here or there,but its still the same turd as the year before.
Eyeco  +   1180d ago
Fallout 3 was nowhere near as bad as people made it out to be, i put over 100 hours into the PS3 version and it only ever froze on me once, there were a few glitches and bugs but i experienced more of them on my xbox playthrough.

The Orange Box is another game that got completely overblown, i thought it would be damn well near unplayable, but it worked fine again 60 hours put into that game more if i count team fortress and it only froze on me like twice, if you look past the frequent loading screens that were like 5-8 seconds, it really wasn't that bad.

I think it's N4G tradition to have at least one article that blows the so called "inferior port" way out of proportion
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Gaming_Guru  +   1180d ago
When I see comments like yours to me it screams xbox fanatic, I've been playing many multiplatform games on my PlayStation 3 with no problems. To notice anything people have to see it side-by-side and zoomed in, that in itself should show you something. Game Trailers even screwed up their comparison once using the PlayStation 3's version to boost the XBOX 360's version.

In the end, no matter what platform you buy the game on, people will enjoy it, otherwise it would not sell on that specific platform. I go by what I know, and not what I see in video comparison is stating. Hell Gears of War 2 had major bugs in it, but was never mentioned in reviews.
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RivetCityGhoul  +   1180d ago
well when you see comments like mine you speculate wrong i own all my games on PS3 with the exception of bethesda games and activision games. they make poossibly some of worst ports on the ps3. which is why i smartened up and bought a 360 so didn't have to deal with crap like this, needless to say it was worth it. i enjoy both my PS3 & 360 equally.
Gaming_Guru  +   1179d ago
I'll be more straight to the point, using tokens to prove that you are not a condescending XBOX 360 fanatic will not prove anything. What determines that is your actions and in this case what you chose to say. There is nothing wrong being a fanatic, it's when the person becomes egotistical is the real problem.

Saying that PlayStation 3 owners are retards for buying Black Ops 2 is absurd and stating that they should know it's going to be bugged before it's release is called a hindsight bias. In reality no one knows until its release, and not any time sooner. The comment also states all XBOX 360 games are never bugged, hence the bias. Bugs in a game allow certain parts of the game unplayable depending on where the bug is, the whole game unplayable, there are no bugs as far as I know. Is there a missing pixel that I can't see with a naked eye, who cares.

Lastly if there are differences it's like I said, to only know it would have to be side-by-side with zoom-ins. So a naked eye would not pick up even half of the stuff mentioned, virtually making no difference to the player.
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solidt12  +   1180d ago
I have not had any problems with the PS3 version and I am on Vacation and all i been doing is playing online.
ape007  +   1180d ago
i don't know why so many ps3 versions get bad stuff i mean it's not treyarch's fault obviously, they have been developing games for sony since the ps1 like spiderman, ps3 has problems, u need extra work to make it equal to xbox 360(if xbox was the lead) and companies simply won't do that
PirateThom  +   1180d ago
So, it's acceptable to release a broken product on a platform and charge the same price?

Activision aren't exactly hurting for money either, they could easily put the money and resources in. Call of Duty is a lazy franchies anyway though.
ape007  +   1180d ago
"Activision aren't exactly hurting for money either, they could easily put the money and resources in"

agree 100%
garos82  +   1180d ago
of course its treyarchs fault
resources could have easily gone to one or 2 extra programmers/coders or whatever is needed to make the game run smoothly. its not as if they have re-written the game engine or gone to any "extreme" lengths to even get it working.

if your trully a gamer, go out there and buy any other game other than cod.go support a developer more deserving you can pick up your beloved cod later when the price drops anyways
chcolatesnw  +   1180d ago
how would any of you know how much personnel was assigned for each console? it seems like eveyone believes there was x amount for xbox and x amount for ps3. how do you know that the ps3 didnt have x+y to begin with. and believe me, i know how frustrating it is to create software for hardware when you're being limited by hardware. sure, they could hire pro's that are used to the ps3 architecture, and they probably should. but to come in here and say you know how stuff was done and that it should have been done a different way makes you look like a child. and im not defending cod, i know ill get negatives anyway. im switch between halo, cod and bf3 often, and very much like the ps3 when it comes to uncharted and upcoming beyond.
garos82  +   1180d ago
Cry me a river.can't believe people still defend cod.I don't have to know how many mediocre programmers they have hired.all I see is a poor product and sheep like you trying to justify it.blaming the hardware for such a poor product is rather childish from mention uncharted and you still believe that cod is the best a team with resources like treyarchs can produce.
ape007  +   1180d ago
U have to understand that you are entitled to your opinion, CoD is one of my fav games ever, I bet if it was a ps3 exclusive you would be 100 percent with CoD
Jazz4108  +   1179d ago
The problem is the cell and its split memory compacted with a slow reading drive. Thats it. Enjoy what you think is best and quit fighting.
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fabod86  +   1179d ago
So why aren't EA, Ubisoft, Rocksteady and other devs having the same issues? After 6 years the only ones that are releasing bad multiplats on PS3 are Activision and Bethesda, how could it not be their fault? Come on, let's be realists. ;)
NastyLeftHook0  +   1180d ago
i am not buying this recycled pos.
Majin-vegeta  +   1180d ago
I hate to say it but it serves you guys right for continuing to support this lazy company SMH.Until you guys open your eyes and stop supporting them this will continue.

*Back to BF3*
Blastoise  +   1180d ago
lol Yeah because Battlefield 3 runs flawlessy right?

There are still fences I can't jump over, reload animations sometimes don't happen & I occasionally die for absolutely no reason what so ever with the screen telling me I killed myself. "Bad Luck". Wtf?

I like Battlefield 3, but there is STILL a lot of things that need to be fixed.
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jadenkorri  +   1180d ago
def alot of issues for bf3, personally most i could live with, but the new premium members getting access to weapons which are super powerful leaving those without premium screwed over and not making the game fun anymore. Don't even get me started with no dedicated servers, meaning all servers run by whiny little 2 years olds who can't stand you killing them multiple times then kick you.
Holeran  +   1180d ago
Battlefield 3 on PS3 sucks ass. The input lag that they shipped with the retail version and never fixed killed it for me. The BF3 demo was the best fps I ever played then I got the retail version and it made me want to suck start a pistol.
shivvy24  +   1180d ago
yo mama sucks my ass
wishingW3L  +   1180d ago
BF3 on PS3 > BF3 on Xbox

The PS3 version even has better anti-aliasing with MLAA and better frame-rate too so that bullcrap you're saying, you can eat it.
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whateva  +   1180d ago
I haven't had any problems so far
Knight_Crawler  +   1180d ago
Thats what people were saying with Skyrim and some hours later BAMMMMM,
Spenok  +   1180d ago
I never had any trouble with Skyrim, and I put over 130 hours into it and got me the platinum.

Black Ops 2 on the other had, has some minor issues. Lag here and there (usually only minor and for a few seconds, then it picks back up), and the occasional system freeze (which is only online btw), which sucks ass. All in all it works fine. However a patch would be greatly appreciated.
TKCMuzzer  +   1180d ago
This is what is wrong with gamers. You clearly point out you have had no issues so far, something only you can know at yet people disagree with you.
I have had few issues and my console has frozen once in 6 hrs play. It does seem to effect more than others, all I can say is my issues are few.
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r21  +   1180d ago
Well not gonna buy it now, will wait till all problems have been fixed.
Welshy  +   1180d ago
OR... and bare with me on this... spend that money on a game that isn't released every year and works straight off the bat?

I read an article that BLOPS2 has taken $500 million in its FIRST 24 hours! If you can't make a game that works straight out the box on a game that runs the same engine every single year and changes very little on that huge a budget and development team, then they don't deserve a single cent of your cash imo.
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r21  +   1180d ago
Well, for me, this is gonna be my first time buying a CoD title since WaW :I
TKCMuzzer  +   1180d ago
The problem is different for people. I'm ranked 44 and my console has frozen once. Some people suffer more than others. There may be factors the devs new nothing about. Console model, internet speed etc.
For me it's been the most stable COD release to date. I can join a party, play in a party, leave with a party. All this has never been possible in week one before.

I'm no COD fanatic, I gave MW3 a complete miss, so it can't be all bad. I think the complaints are over exaggerated mainly because there are so many people with copies, which means the small percentage effected is a lot higher number and as with most gamers these days, straight to the web to write an article..
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Silly gameAr  +   1180d ago
It actually looked like Activision was going to do right by PS3 owners this time around. Oh well, the people on my friends list don't seem to mind, or they just haven't had these game breaking problems.

Also, why is this article hot on the front page with 130 degrees, but the actual page only has 90? That's weird.
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deletingthis34675334  +   1180d ago
Activision strikes again. Bobby Kotick is the antichrist. He is the worst businessman in the history of ever, and he STILL manages to keep his job. Seriously, is going on over at that company!?
ape007  +   1180d ago
"Worst businessman in the history of ever" that's way most normal people think people on the internet are a joke, that statment is absolutely FUBAR to the extreme
taquito  +   1180d ago
pc version whenever possible

true 1080p native, 1200p, 1440p, 1600p

actual anti aliasing, not post process garbage blur filters that still leave tons of jaggies and make the screen look like mud

60-120 frames per second, 3d in every game, dedicated servers, mods

the only reason to ever buy a console games is for an exclusive, and there are some great ones, loving halo 4, but damn, it would look 20x better on pc!
Hicken  +   1180d ago
When are you gonna realize that there's probably nobody in the world as obsessed with bringing up "PC, PC, PC" as you are? Your tired old comments got old a LONG time ago.

On topic: Interesting. One of the few people I trust when it comes to games said this is the best CoD in quite some time, and he hasn't run into all the problems people are talking about.

Of course, that's not to say that these problems don't exist, but I really believe this stuff is being overblown. As I've said many times, I'm not a fan, but people I trust more than random bloggers on the internet have had a very different experience.
Pillsbury1  +   1180d ago
Since your pc games are so amazing you should be playing ultra high settings 24/7 instead of wasting time on gaming forums trolling. Eat some frozen taquitos while you are at it.
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chcolatesnw  +   1180d ago
you forgot the the majority of the community plays on one platform rather than the other. that's why i buy cod and fifa on xbox, mk on ps3 and battlefield on pc. and don't forget that to a gamer who has fun playing his game, he won't bother noticing the 720p vs 1080p or 8msaa vs fxaa. if it would bother him/her he wouldn't find the game fun.
SolidDuck  +   1180d ago
I have it for ps3 and it runs just fine. It runs much better than black ops 1 did. I've prob played between 5 and 10 hours. No freezing no disconnects no probs except your lag here and there that u get with all platforms. Even the lag seems less than previous CODs. This is either a scare article, or there ps3 is going out. Also in the options u can install the texture pack to your ps3 I feel like it ran even better after I installed, might of just been in my head tho.
Holeran  +   1180d ago
Runs flawlessly compared to Black Ops 1. I have played tons of matches and been kicked off 1 time.
AusRogo  +   1180d ago
I'm really surprised, this is the first cod since mw2 that hasn't froze on me yet! Feel sorry for everyone who is having this problem, I sure hope I don't experience it
brettyd  +   1180d ago
This is the first COD game I bought on Xbox, sounds like it was a good time to make the switch. I've never had too many issues with other Ps3 cod games before, and I actually like the DS3 better for shooters I find the sticks to be more accurate.
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edwineverready  +   1180d ago
I skipped this one and i will get farcry 3 instead.
shivvy24  +   1180d ago
anything but cod !
josephayal  +   1180d ago
142 hours without any problems
bubblebeam  +   1180d ago
Oh so you didn't buy the game afterall? ;)
TKCMuzzer  +   1180d ago
I'm sorry, if you have played a 142 hrs already, you do have problems, you just don't realise you have problems.

The games been out just over 4 days and you have sunk over 5 days into it. AMAZING :/
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neoMAXMLC  +   1180d ago
Froze a few times for me. I think it's less of a problem for newer PS3 SKUs. I'm pretty impressed with how well it runs online in terms of frame rate. I think this is Treyarch's very first PS3 COD game that has such a solid frame rate even for online multiplayer. The image quality however bugs the hell out of me. Patch 1.02 introduced a HORRIBLE implementation of AA that blurs the entire image. Deleting the patch makes the game look so much sharper and vibrant at the cost of a jaggier looking image. Hell of a lot better than that blur fest though. Can't play online without the patch but I can just replay the single player and maybe get some practice with the bots in local multiplayer and wait and see if Treyarch addresses that horrible blurring problem.
Hazmat13  +   1180d ago
ive been playing storyline and CT i see no problem. lol
ginsunuva  +   1180d ago
Whatever you do, don't buy CoD. Ever.
SKUD  +   1180d ago
Truth. It was really fun while it lasted (PC versions). Now however it just doesn't make sense.
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Holeran  +   1180d ago
In the 50+ online matches I have played on PS3, 1 has frozen so I would be more worried about what is happening to my PS3 than the game. I have a 160 gig and a 320 gig PS3 and it has only frozen once between the 2 of them and I have played at least 50 matches of multi-player.
sdplisken  +   1180d ago
"Whatever you do, dont buy black ops for any system"
shivvy24  +   1180d ago
strigoi814  +   1180d ago
whatever..i am still not a fan of COD franchise..surprised? yah me too!
Soldierone  +   1180d ago
Wow anti-COD fanboys are in full force and its rather annoying. I bet a majority of them never touched the game, so their opinion auto thrown out the door. Others like this were looking to bash it from the get go.

Acti sent your copy then you write an article to never buy it? Even after the servers were fixed recently and they announce a patch coming by this weekend? Good luck getting your next game to review....
bubblebeam  +   1180d ago

While I do agree the ammount of hate it attracts is annoying, I could put my bottom dollar down that 95% of them HAVE in fact played CoD. Everyone has.

I got bored of it after I tried WaW and MW2, so I'm not really a fan, but I appreciate what it has done. Some people just want it to be like the 'glory days', which isn't going to happen. So they think by bagging it they have some mind control over other peoples tastes.....which is retarded.
Soldierone  +   1180d ago
MW3 sucked, Black Ops 2 was a repeat and rather boring, and MW2 was fun as heck. Black Ops 2 went back to that and is rather fun. Sure same old graphics, and engine, but its still a rather good game. Not terrible by any means.

I can understand getting tired of the franchise, I even got tired of FPS titles for a while, but that doesn't warrant bashing a game and then flaming anyone that says anything remotely positive about it. It also doesn't warrant articles like this which are entirely misleading. The game isn't a disaster, it had freezing issues and server issues, both have been addressed.....I remember some Bethseda games that had WAY worse issues, and yet people were pretending god just gave them a gift....

Seriously the people crying about others actually enjoying COD are more annoying than the fanboys of any particular console praising everything....
bubblebeam  +   1180d ago

A lot of my friends who love Cod hated Black Ops 1, but then my friends who didn't like it said it was the best they have played.

I heard the story in Black Ops is actually quite good, and I'm hearing similar things with Black Ops 2. I am going to borrow Black Ops 1, and if the story is good, count me in for BLops2.
Mikeyy  +   1180d ago
This is all utter trash.

I suffered from Lag compensation out the ASS in MW3, yet in Black Ops 2, everything works fine! and I am on PS3.

All my friends have the Xbox 360 and they are all bitching up a storm about the compensation, while I sit back and laugh.

The only problems im having is the "Looking for more players" issue everybody has, other then that BO2 is running great on PS3.

For once I don't have to be envious of the xbox, I feel I got the superior product this time. We even got the install option.

but whatever, thats my experience, Just know that Lag compensation posts on the official COD forums are 5 to 1 for XBOX. The PS3 might have the superior online if they don't fix that.
deadfrag  +   1180d ago
Returned my PS3 copy the same day i brought it,it was unplayable!The only way to stop this is dont be dumb a skip Cod on the PS3 forever!
BlueEye  +   1180d ago
You people have no patience. Do you really think this won't get fixed? That Treyarch will turn a blind eye and not provide any support? Go ahead and return your game, sell your PS3 while you're at it. Gaming is not for you apparently.
OooHJohnny  +   1180d ago
Unsecured 360 fanboys trying to justify their purchase... sigh... Yeah... you have the best version... congratulation! Now go play your damn game and see ya next year for the same $$$hit.
ItsTrue  +   1180d ago
Nah, being a 360 gamer, I haven't bought a CoD since MW2. The game feels bad and they should feel bad.
League_of_Draven  +   1180d ago
If they removed "For The Playstation 3" then it would be accurate.

Battlefield 3 is still the superior shooter.
DJ  +   1180d ago
It seems like most big launches are like this. Week 1 sucks with bugs and crashes. Then the patch comes out and everything is back to normal.

I waited three weeks to buy Modern Warfare 3 and didn't run into any hiccups. Lesson learned.
extermin8or  +   1180d ago
Am I on some different planet, had the games for a week now, had the sound glitch on zombies till i restarted game from xmb twice, and it froze once- otherwise it's running fine and those^ are minor glitches that even games that are ps3 exclusive like uncharted fall victim to on release sometimes so I don't see the fuss it's not like the games unplayable like Skyrim was... Treyarch willpatch it and it will all be fine.
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