Earlier this evening, Major Nelson posted his weekly podcast and with it came some exciting Black Ops news.
Already? How about fixing the game first Treyarc?
I would say that they're working on it. I've already seen some improvements, so I'm happy. Plus, they have plenty of time to fix more things between now and February 1. :)
"I've already seen some improvements" I'm sure many people would love to have your version of the update.
All I can say now is, WTF Treyarch!!! I play on PS3, and the game used to be nearly flawless for me. I can't even use the FAL anymore. I honestly can't hit someone with it. The hit detection has turned to shit, the game feels laggy, and I barely get 4 bar connections anymore. On top of that, my NAT is now Moderate. I don't know what the hell they were thinking by rolling out that update. Here I was thinking, "Yay, Flak Jacket Pro is fixed!" Well, back to BFBC 2 for the time being.
Alright, so there are still plenty of things that need to be fixed in Black Ops, but you can't deny there have been some improvements. Maybe not extremely big improvements in your eye, but improvements nonetheless.
Hmmmm...Little Big Planet, Dead Space and Killzone 3 OR more COD abortions. Hmmmm....
@Covert Since when did you and JD_2020 start seeing eachover?? I paid more than enough money for this game and i expect it to work, I still can't join friends and play, not even going to mention the hit detection! People like you is why game developers rush out unfinished games cause they know your going to be "happy" with a unfinished product What a noob
Agreed with Static, not touching any type of DLC till this game is fixed. No excuses.
"I've already seen some improvements" Since when does breaking the game with their last update qualify as an improvement?
Come on guys, is is that difficult to be optimistic about the game? Every single game has it's ups and its downs and it takes time to fix any problems. Now I honestly don't play the game 24/7 as it appears that some of you have, but I've noticed things that need some tweaking. I don't think there's anything game breaking or anything like that. I've also seen some improvements with party systems, snipers, connection quality, and several other things. Sure, if you put them on a balance with other issues, it tends to lean heavily towards the issues, but still, they're working on it. It sounds to me like you guys don't know a ton about game development and the amount of work that goes into it. I know a lot about since I am a member of the Press, but that's besides the point. Ultimately, stop being so pessimistic about it, suck it up, build a bridge and get over it. Be patient.
I've experienced a much better game now, I mean it only crashes twice a day now.
@CovertGunman, answer to me how NaughtyDog could pull off Uncharted 2? Other than "they are a PS3only developer and they had more time". 1. They are both PS3 developers. 2. They had equal amount of time to work on it since U1 came out near end of 2007 and U2 followed 2 years later. Same with WaW and Black Ops, they had a 2 year gap. U2 has NEVER lagged on me, graphics are far superior, there have never been frame rate drops, screen tearing, pop-in textures, etc. Plus, that game doesn't charge you $15 for 4 maps that should have already been in the game.
I need to go listen to a brutal breakdown. This shit news is killing me!
sold my copy of Black Ops this weekend because my hits don't register so i don't give a fuck! You have to spray on pray on this game.. aiming is worthless!
Good for you. Hope you didn't give it to gamestop though.
I think I'm going to upgrade from Black Ops to Call of Duty 4 (I haven't gotten the Ps3 version of it yet) after final exams. That is, so long as the servers for COD4 haven't gone to crap.
inb4 $15 DLC
Activision already planning on emptying your pockets? no way...
Aha! Black Ops...a game that I haven't even played. Until they fix this thing, I ain't touching it. It all went downhill since CoD 4.
Fixing who? Maybe the PS3 version an PC.
seems like there working harder on the dlc than fixing the issues
for $15 you can get 4 new map (+1 hidden map) new classes, new weapons, new vehicles, new theme, new songs, new gameplay style.... only in BFBC2. why bother buying this buggy games? ps: i have ps3
Money milking. There we go again.
Only fools will fell for it and get these stupid rip off DLC
I traded it in for Gran Turismo 5. BFBC2 is more than enough FPS for me.
1200MS Points!?!?! Excuse my language but.. lol You have got to be fucki... that's it! I ain't getting it.. I didn't buy the MW2 map packs either. Buying that map pack is like allowing Treyarch/Activision to shove their penis up your ass man, real hard-like.. That is exactly how it is. Don't buy this map pack guys.. We need to show 'em. Something needs to be done about this.. ffs.
well it's better then what IW had. I hope by "5 new maps" they really do mean 5 new maps, plus the zombie pack. Still high IMO but better then the IW crap still not buying though
Its actually 4 new multiplayer maps and a zombie map but im still buying it
the f is up with so many disagree's? (at least respond) Would you rather as a consumer be ripped off with 3 new and 2 old? Or rather take 5 new maps? of course me adding at the end of my other comment shows that i would still not buy it. I was clearly stating that, that is a better deal, but in the end still way to high of a price.
Disagree is a feature man...Deal with it.
@Nitrowolf2 Do you honestly think these immature N4G commenters will take that into account in the slightest? I'll bet you ten bucks that the majority of the people bashing this game haven't even played it, yet still run their mouths off anyway. Yes there are those people with legitimate concerns, but they are in the very small minority of people who actually comment here. Most of these people commenting are children who think they're cool because they hate Call of Duty and the people who play it. I would bet another 10 bucks that if I searched through a couple of these kids comments, I'd find the exact same comment posted like 2 weeks ago, something like "screw this game, I'm selling it and going back to bad company 2", then two weeks later "screw this game, I'm going back to bad company 2", and it goes on and on. Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending the price of the DLC or the bullsh** Activision has pulled and continues to pull, and I'm not even defending the problems other people have been having (the patch made things better for me, but I've seen it vary from person to person and know that it's worse for some people, but not for myself), but the level of immaturity coming from the commenters here at N4G is astounding. It's like they've all joined a club to hate Call of Duty, and it's pretty lame. You don't have to like the game, and you don't/didn't have to buy it, so stop b*tching over it and move on to something else. Buy another game and go play it instead of spending so much time on N4G in articles of games you know you hate. I'm most likely not going to buy the maps unless they're really damn good, but I doubt they will be, but it's not THAT overpriced (yeah they're overpriced, but not outrageously overpriced). You're getting 5 brand new maps for 15 bucks if you CHOOSE (remember kiddies, you aren't actually forced to buy them, so think of that the next time you make an angry, immature comment full of obscenities) to buy them.
Until they actually release the map names and descriptions, I wouldn't assume they're new. This is activision, so "new" might mean "new for Black Ops." This might be 2 new, 2 remakes (probably of MW2, of all things) and 1 zombie, who knows. But still, $15? That's a lot.
Pretty sure there were some rumors or something going around that WaW stuff would make its way to Black Ops. So Id assume the zombie maps from WaW will be re released at a price (they were already included in the Prestige edition if im not mistaken) and something else will get rehashed for the game also. Then we will get a second one that follows the same rehashed method, and suddenly support will completely disapear and Activision will be hyping the next COD....welcome to a business model.
should be free. you will gain more <3 for supporting your product. but the money hat isn't as full with GH, TH, and other crap products not producing monies.
5 new maps, 1 new zombie map too? Im game. Hopefully they bring more zombie packs.
6 maps for $15? Come on dude...
actually 5 maps for $15 have to listen to the pod cast
"It was mentioned that it had been previously arranged that the DLC would be exclusive for the 360 for a period of time." It "had been previously arranged"? What happened? Did Microsoft decide to cut back a bit after the 500M it gave to Oprah to buy another husband and to Ellen DeGeneres to buy another wife?
15 bucks?..That's like 1/4 the cost of the damned game...
and im pissed for giving CoD a chance. it's an absolute abortion to what a FPS game should be.
@Solar don't abort FPS yet...Give Killzone 3 a chance...You won't regret it like you did with Black Ops.
i gave Killzone 2 a chance and it was horrible.
800MS Points... or I ain't buying, Simple as. I will not be ripped off. >:l
That already happened when you purchased an inferior product>Blops:P EDIT: BC2 is a game! Blops is a joke! Silly sheep! :)
No one gives a shit about black ops that thing is broken
...What about all the people currently playing the game? O.o
*What about all the people currently playing the game?* They are blind sheep that think cod is the only game out there.
sheep because they are having fun ?? dude i dont care if the game is broken if they are having fun well let it be personally COD:BO is the first call of duty i ever buy and its fun for a while and yah its just addictive but that doesn't mean that its a good game
Come on Scar, the 360 version runs smoothly with no problems. I don't consider myself a sheep because I enjoy playing Black Ops. It's a matter of preferance.
"...What about all the people currently playing the game? "
It's my firs Cod I bought too and the only thing that's fun right now is zombie mode , the online is shit on ps3. You get parties breaking up and in the middle of a game. You lose conection fucking anoying as hell , and how is it that resistance 2 ran better online than this game and it was 60 players online , stupid CoD. I place the 360 version at a friends how and yeah it runs smooth. WTF ?
map packs shouldnt be this expensive
BFBC2 Vietnam DLC @ $15 says hi Activision. Maybe you guys should learn from them. I'm buying their's and not yours. Figure out where the value is.
Depends what they learn. I hope they learn to add value. Or it can backfire and Activision will start having DLC that gives nothing but a weapon camo and a different character model. =/ It sucks more for PC players. Have to pay for stuff that used to be done for free by the community.
Or... The DLC for Black Ops (AKA piece of rancid garbage) will be EXCLUDED from the PS3 console for reasons unknown... oh yeah, a paycheck... fuq PS3 users I guess, not that I bought it for PS3 anyway. PC version is crappy too.
I don't plan on buying it. I bought Black Ops expecting something amazing (more features equals win right?), but no, it was not even close. Throw a bug infested apple into a bag of apples and they'll all taste like shit. Which basically means no matter how many features/modes/maps the game has, the ground work (gameplay) is broken.
they should be giving PS3 users this DLC for free considering how much they botched the game especially the 1.04 patch. only if they really cared about the community. but knowing activision yeah right. no one respects the consumer now a days
LOL activision giving dlc for FREE that be somthin new
Wait this isnt coming out on PS3 at all.. ever?
It's coming to PS3 just after a short window of exclusivity. Activision has a contract with MS that all COD map packs for MW2, BLOPS, and whatever the next COD game is will be timed exclusives to 360. This was announced at E3 2009. Judging from the fact that the MW2 map packs were 5-6 week exclusives I would anticipate these being the same. No big deal. What is a big deal is the price of the packs. This stuff is getting ridiculous. Pretty soon they're going to be $20 and they'll still be the highest selling add-ons for the year. SMDH
you are all cheap bastards
I guess if people played ONLY Call of Duty and no other game it would be justifiable. I just don't get the logic in maps costing $15 when that is 1/4 the cost of the actual game.
i hate CoD, i hate shooters in general. but if you spend 15 bucks for 5 maps that you are going to use for what? another 10 months until the next game. i pay 15 a month for WoW and i get NOTHING new unless there is a patch, 15 bucks is not the end of the world like most people think on this website
FIFTEEN DOLLARS!??!?!?!? GTFO!!!!!
15 whole dollars!!! omg...thats so much money!!!! stop being cheap bastards people is not funny anymore
I'd rather be a cheap bastard than a stupid one.
Gaming is not about money, it's a lifestyle.