Submitted by bohangirl84 649d ago | opinion piece

The Black Ops 2 Patch Backlash: Is it Really Surprising?

Dan Amrich, Activision’s Community Manager, posted a strongly worded entry on his blog yesterday regarding the response by some gamers to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 patches detailed by David Vonderhaar, Studio Design Director for Treyarch. Such responses included death threats, and while any level-headed person would call them unwarranted and disgusting, is this ultimately representative of a culture where this is the norm? (Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PS3, Treyarch, Xbox 360)

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mewhy32  +   649d ago
I think that this whole think is a little crazy. I mean it's a game update for crying out loud. Hopefully it'll stop some of the quick scoping that has been rampant in the game.
bohangirl84  +   649d ago
I agree and I still cannot believe some of the tweets I read.
Speed-Racer  +   649d ago
Why so serious guys?
jlm9  +   649d ago
and this is why I don't remember the last time I went into any game in open chat. Shame because when Halo 2 and Gears of War were out I would do it all the time. Then the kids really took control
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bohangirl84  +   649d ago
Very true. I found many decent people in random matches back in the day. That's pretty much impossible now.
jlm9  +   649d ago
My friends list reflects it I think I have added only one person who I actually play with as a friend in the past 3 years. Everyone else is from 3+ years ago
Seafort  +   649d ago
I think it's pretty sad myself. It's just a game after all.

I bet they wouldn't say those things face to face with the developer. Damn internet cowards.

I'd find out who it was and permanently ban them from the game(s). There is no excuse for death threats.
bohangirl84  +   649d ago
It's a sad reality that this is how people conduct themselves thanks to the anonymity of the internet.
Rikuide_Furame  +   649d ago
Is anyone really surprised? I've heard the same comments shouted at me just for killing someone in a match. Tragic, but not surprising.
Someguyisawesome  +   649d ago
It is really despicable that a majority of gamers would do that. As you said, it is not surprising and that is really sad. I am not sure if it like this now because of just an overall change in gaming culture but also in internet trends and culture as well. Either way it is bad of course and David Vonderhaar and other game developers should not get shit for games they create, believe in, and make adjustments to. I think being a troll has gained popularity like being a hipster nowadays and this can often lead to such internet stupidity.
bohangirl84  +   649d ago
Unfortunately, I think you are right about the infamy of trolling.
Statix  +   649d ago
How about Treyarch do something useful in one of their patches, and actually fix that god-awful lag compensation?
Master-H  +   649d ago
Treyarch and Activision don't care as long as they got their sales and their DLCs they abandon their games once the next title in the series is about to come out, i dare you go try out WAW on consoles, freaking hacker town over there, infinite ammo/dudes that can fly and stand on air/kill streak cheats/invincibility ,some even get rid of gun models and shoot you with their finger Lol your only hope is to find a tank that you can hide in.
CalamityCB  +   649d ago
When you create a community which is unregulated and mostly full of rude teenagers going through puberty it is not a surprise. Activision really needs to keep a closer eye on the community as a whole.
Every now and then they should release a statement to the press, an example of this is when Halo 4 was coming out and 343 and the female staff of 343 made a statement about how sexism will not at all be tolerated and will result in a strict consequences. A small statement like this shows the community (even in a small way) that not type of offensive nature is allowed. You can't reach everyone unfortunately.
COD really is a children online daycare.
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Master-H  +   649d ago
It is the quick scoping community after all that they pissed, the most annoying and immature CoD players, that have Pro Skillz and do No scope 360z all day lol

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