Black Ops has released to much fanfare and cavalcade, however, with the numerous issues causing multiplayer to be unplayable at times, Treyarch has left PC gamers in the dust. What's being done to resolve these issues?
Great overall title with amazing strategic bonuses and gameplay, however this issues are wearing on all PC gamers alike...
Sure many PC games have an issue right after launch that require a Patch, not a big issue as the sheer number of PC configurations is too big to get tested during Beta. But on the other hand a company that is dedicated to the PC such as DICE for example didn't have these issues when they launched BC2. Sure it required a patch for the long loading time but for the most part the game was without major non-playable issues. Some PC developers have their stuff together while some half ass the job and I'm not going to make excuses for developers who don't take the PC serious. Call of Duty got it's start on the PC but I guess with Activisions Console whoring as of late they have forgotten how to program for the PC correctly.
I think its only the CoD devs that have been half-assing it lately. I cant really think of anyone else...
Personally I hate the people that say they hate the game cause of the lag, ITS THE FIRST DAY THE GAME IS OUT!.. get over it and stop raging newbs. Pc games have a lot more stuff 2 do b4 they work properly. Consoles are all the same, comps are all over the the history timelone ie:prehistoric-preseant. =P KK im done now. ~LJCaboose~
Totally agree LJ.
what the hell does lag have to do with it specifically being on the computer? Did you read the article, they specifically said its a problem with the game itself not computer config or network issues.
It was frustrating at first, but its all better now.
If you havent changed your region matchmaking i suggest you do now i play rarely with lag.
Keep the patches coming..
"The PC players and fanbase allowed Call of Duty to come to where it is today." Uh actually, COD didn't get big until COD4 released on consoles in which it exploded into what the COD series is today. While I agree that PC gamers are getting the shaft with console ports, to say that the PC gamers "let" COD become big is a false statement.
This is true. The PC's blockbuster first CoD is a completely different game than the CoD of today. The PC's CoD actually takes skill to play, guns have something called recoil and players do not run around at 100 mph. The console's CoD of today is basically an arcade centric auto aim fest. Just aim down the sights and it'll auto snap to your target, repeat repeat repeat. It's a noob fest.
It was with the PC where CoD originally gained popularity. This was with CoD2, not CoD4 as most people seem to believe. (CoD1 actually brought in a crowd too, especially with UnitedOffensive, but the popularity mostly spiked with 2) CoD2 is still actively played too. All CoD4 did was release a version for the consoles that didn't fail, and hence getting more popularity. But it was the PC gamers who were the major group supporting the game till then.
Call of Duty had its roots in PC gaming and experimented with a cross platform game engine until they found one that worked across all boards. Then they continued the support and development where the $$$ was (and who could really blame them?) and PC users got left straggling in the dust.
At what point can you call it "abandoning PC support" without sounding like a whining child?
It comes down to extensive testing. An issue this major should not have reared it's ugly head.
You're kidding yourself if you think there has ever been a game released that worked flawlessly on all PCs.
Ive had a few PC's many PC games worked perfect, only a few gave problems mothing that a few patches and a internet search could'nt fix.
What is unacceptable is that with such a major release how was it NOT tested on a wide variety of machines? Granted the cpu lag spikes were much worse directly at launch, but still, from monitoring other members of SemperCognatio, we're finding Dual-Core's are having the greatest issues, with quad and six core's having minimal issues, and steam/network/gameservers.com lag affecting virtually everyone.
PC made gaming what it is today, the article said it best. In the U.S. list the one president that everyone knows of? Answer: George Washington. That's because he set the standard for every other president after, PC set the standard for everything gaming, therefore we should be remembered however things aren't the way they should be. All I'm saying is treyarch does need to address where their roots are and fix the issues on PC. I can tell you that they probably have more staff working on a patch for XBOX 360 and PS3 then working on making the game playable for PC. What a shame.
It's just sad how bad the support has gotten over the years for PC gaming, maybe its time to switch to xbox =/
Xbox the console that killed game innovation lol ripping of the mindless sheep, right enough that goes for the other console aswell.
No one likes a broken car when you waited so long for it and was handed to you with a pretty bow on top.
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