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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?

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mewhy321165d 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.

bohangirl841165d ago

I agree and I still cannot believe some of the tweets I read.

jlm91165d ago (Edited 1165d 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

bohangirl841165d ago

Very true. I found many decent people in random matches back in the day. That's pretty much impossible now.

jlm91165d 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

Seafort1165d 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.

bohangirl841165d ago

It's a sad reality that this is how people conduct themselves thanks to the anonymity of the internet.

Rikuide_Furame1165d 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.

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