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Submitted by BadCircuit 640d ago | opinion piece

Black Ops 2 Nuketown 2025 Map Relegated To Special Events: Is It Right To Givith and Taketh Away?

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"Is it fair to entice people to pre-order a game with an extra DLC multiplayer level and then to take it away?

This is a precedent that worries me, and so feel it should be discussed among gamers. Here’s a closer look at the issue." (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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BadCircuit  +   640d ago
That's just stupid. If you give it away as a pre-order item, it should be the gamer's to keep.
Relientk77  +   640d ago
^ This

I actually pre-ordered because you got the Nuketown 2025 map free with it. So yeah, not happy with them.
christinareiter6   640d ago | Spam
brish  +   640d ago
Did you read the article?

Players don't lose access to the map. It was removed from normal multiplayer matchmaking.

If you got it as part of the pre-order you can still create a custom game and use it.
gaminoz  +   640d ago
Apparently you can use it locally, but not online.

What could possibly be the purpose of this?
BadCircuit  +   640d ago
I'm sure it has something to do with....MONEY
gaminoz  +   640d ago
I know it sounds a bit entitled, but really if you are given something (especially as an incentive to buy something) there should be no way they can just limit how you use it.

Aren't they sick enough of the Call of Duty hate?
NYC_Gamer  +   640d ago
This move is real bull shit to take away pre order content
gaminoz  +   640d ago
They sell so many millions in one day, one week, so they can do whatever, right?
BadCircuit  +   640d ago
They will argue it was free so they can do whatever, but this is ridiculous if others start copying it. The idea is to encourage pre-orders = great day 1 sales.

But now they don't need us anymore, so...limit it to sell later in a DLC pack. Reeks.
Belgavion  +   640d ago
No it ain't!
BadCircuit  +   640d ago
Shouldn't they have to say: "the following free pre-order DLC is for when we allow you to use it" before selling you the pre-order copy of Black Ops 2?
jagstatboy  +   640d ago
Wow. I bought this for a Christmas gift for my son, pre-ordered it so he'd have the Nuketown map and now none of us will even get to play it. Total BS.
Caress01  +   640d ago
It isn't right....they never stated that the map was for douple XP weekend in fact they didn't even announce that and on top of that didn't announced the douple XP weekend until close to release someone is gonna sue smh
gaminoz  +   640d ago
It is a bit of 'false advertising' and just because it's free doesn't matter, because it is to get you to buy something else at a set time.

I'm hoping this is just an experiment: see if people are so complacent and accepting that they can get away with it in the future.
Caress01  +   640d ago
hope they read all these complaints and bring it back The only thing I remember was them saying to redeem your code before the XP weekend cant remember where I heard it but That has no significance to them pulling the map
AzaziL  +   640d ago
Can't believe they actually advertised the whole Nuketown as a pre-order exclusive only to take it away after less than a week, I knew Activision Blizz was shady but god damn that's low.
Mr-Zex  +   640d ago
Another corporation sinking low, why? Because they've got your money and they know they'll get away with doing what they feel due to people not doing anything about it. Ridiculous.
Caress01  +   640d ago
it isn't right the pre order item is suppose the be the gamers to keep as a thanks for pre ordering its like shutting down the hitman sniper challenge after the game come out or confiscating the gtav posters after the release its stupidly crazy I still smh
ZoyosJD  +   640d ago
This is straight up screwing the fanbase.

Apply this logic to the entire game and nobody can play.

This needs to stop right here and now before it gets any worse.

Z-O-Y-O-S
WeskerChildReborned  +   640d ago
I kinda thought it would be too good to be true for Activision to give a free map -.-
GrathiusXR  +   640d ago
Apparently Treyarch are bringing back Nuketown 2025 ONLY for small maps moshpit. Their reasoning for not bringing it back the way it was via the Dbl XP weekend is because it would fragment the community?

Not sure how it would do this but umm ok?
AdmiralSnake  +   640d ago
Can't lie though...the players on Nuketown and the abusiveness is absolutely terrible on that map. I would say find an alternative instead of taking the map away...

Although I would say A lot of people preorder more for zombies than multiplayer..
CrimsonessCross  +   640d ago
You know what's funny though is that in the description of what play-list it used to be stated "We never close"... LOL.
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AzaziL  +   640d ago
or how about "24/7" when it was only open for 6 days, the description they put and then doing this is a joke.
black911  +   640d ago
See you in court
searchbuzz  +   640d ago
Ive added my Rant as an alternative source. We will sure be advertising it and making Treyarch completely aware of how unfair they are being.
xxchicago33xx  +   640d ago
The only reason why I don't agree with the fragmented matchmaking logic is because of DLC as a whole. So (1) map in a separate mode fragments the matchmaking more than (4) map packs of "x" maps?

I have never bought a single DLC map pack...something about that logic to explain pulling it seems off to me.

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