Well it looks like Treyarch/Activision are going to be preserving the same price for the Call Of Duty Map Packs as they did in Modern Warfare 2,
I did not get those MW2 map packs... And Mark my words, I will not be getting this one either. Not unless they drop that shit to 800MS Points.
The best part is that rumor has it, these maps are old reashed maps from previous cod titles. Like CoD 4 and World at War. Even better, is all the people saying they wont buy them in order to make a point but still in the end, they will!
Hey everybody, Guess what I'm not buying! Besides the sheep that autobuy this stuff, you really expect to get away with selling this at that price with all the spectacular games coming in the first months of 2011? F*CK YOU ACTIVISION.
Good for you.. and Activision, and the rest of us fans that love COD BO, couldn't care less that you didn't get maps for the last game, or for this game. Looks like they were able to slide by without you buying, and make another COD. And the maps are 4 new maps from the game, and one new Zombie map. Uhmmm.. not even close to 4 old maps. Bring on the maps, and double xp!!!!! CAN'T WAIT!
^^^^^^ case in point !
How is there 5 disagrees for something that is fact? Are the haters really that rattled? There will be 4, count them, 4 NEW maps, and one new zombie map. Activision does not care about those of you complaining at how much the map pack cost. It's not stopping them from doing it, and the majority of fans, like myself from buying them. Go ahead and complain all you want. Feb 1rst.. most of us xbots who love the game will be playing new maps, and then a month later, all the PS3ers who love the game will be buying and playing them as well. It's a fact... but go ahead and cry all you want about 15 dollars. Save up, and don't buy a couple value meals for a while. Or just don't buy. Either way, it doesn't matter.
um,actually midnighter,from what I read the "new maps" are just canceled maps that didn't make the cut,as long as people like you keep supporting this they will always be successful,so props to you for making the greedy giant even richer
@Midnighter "The Majority" will be buying it? I think not my friend. I'll stick to Array and WMD where people will actually be playing.
Battlefield: Vietnam is what you call new content(and thats the same price as the whole CODBO map pack, sad aint it?) gtfo
1200 MSP??? isn't it like 15 bucks??? That is quite frankly a lot of money to pay for maps. For 15 bucks I can get myself a copy of The Orange Box....5 incredible games on one disc which alone would trump this map packs. It is unfair to compare such a critically acclaimed cheap game collection to a map packs belonging to a broken game like Black Ops.
$15.00 bucks is not that bad maybe I dont see the big deal because I have money
Typical speaking smart people are rich, your rich yet judging by your disrespect for both wallet and to a lesser extent justice ( dramatic I know ) How come a FULL game that is downloadable costs too much at $15 YES 5 maps which where allready built, no new engine or feature is fine?
"$15.00 bucks is not that bad maybe I dont see the big deal because I have money" I have the money, but why would I spend $15 on a few canceled maps when I could get several amazing full games on Xbox LIVE for an equal or lesser amount?
With a comment that displays that much social ignorance, I guess that the reason you have money is because basement living with your folks hasn't dented your pocket-money. Most folks balance want vs needs carefully, regardless of capital available. Anything else is just childish stupidity /naivety. This 'shop-soiled' collection of maps should have been a free incentive for all early-purchasers leading to a fully considered cost justified addition later. mrv321 - I know plenty of college professors who are constantly on the edge of financial oblivion. I also know true jelly-heads who are somehow massively wealthy. I think it's more a combination of factors, not just IQ.
You seem to understand the fundamentals of economic behavior, so let me ask you this: Given that Black Ops has been one of the fastest selling games of all time, why *should* they have offered these maps as a "free incentive"? They clearly had no need to offer such an incentive. You offer an incentive to convince people to purchase a product...but to offer an incentive to people who you know are going to buy it anyway is foolish. It's a business, not a charity. And Activision is a corporation, not some indie outfit. Why are people so surprised? You could choose to just not buy it. Are you saying they owe it to you? Why *SHOULD* have it been free? I've yet to see anyone give any reason that boiled down to anything beyond "just cuz". If you don't like it, protest with your wallets. If you buy it anyway, clearly Activision was right... I'm not saying I like this as a gamer, but as a realist, well..."it is what it is".
how about making it free for people who have stuck with this game even though its dame near unplayable because its so broken..thats called compensation and i believe we are entitled to some kind of compensation after paying 60,80, or 150 dollars for the game and it dont work
frostypants: Yup, I know, but the ascension of profit margin above consumer still frustrates me. The idealist in me would still like to believe that some companies still do it for 'the art', but this has fast become a nostalgic pipe dream. (naive, I know.)
@xinFAMOUSx You make yourself sound like a complete douche.
... MS points is becoming a new currency. =/
I prefer space cash myself.
I wish I had more latinum.
Spa... Space cash? Guy, do you know anything about any space cash? No? Sorry, guys. No space cash here.
1 bar of gold pressed latinum.
Trekkers unite! My favourite series has to be DS9 or maybe TOS.
Its so funny Xbox people have to pay for live, the game and now the maps also cost 1200 points.
... We get fun? And paying for Xbox Live brings us more people to have fun with? Edit: @ below, then block 'em. @ SolidSackboyDrake, Dude.. I have both consoles, I ain't missing out on nothing. (Xbox 360 250GB Reach Edition, 250GB PS3 slim) :)
yeah those 12 year old kids are realy funny when they shout in your ear...
You also get stuff like 24 players max in a game instead of 256 players in a game + many games with 60+ players in a game, missing out on a web browser, the best downloadable games like Flower, Fl0w and Journey, and more people have PSN than Live because it's free. And the Live price got hiked in November Enjoy Kinectimals 2 =P
I don't have 360 but they pay for XBL to have better service and better connection. Personally i wouldn't pay but they do and that's fine with me. Second we PS3 owners will also pay for those maps in case you didn't know.
killzone 2 had great connection 32 players on one map and no lag only with shitty games like COD you have lag and all that shit
u can't compare first party game vs third party. I was speaking of 3rd party. Every 3rd party game has better connection on 360. That's a fact. I dislike 360 but i am not going to be blind when it comes to facts.
Good comment man. LOL at the fanboy disagrees; like ps3 users dont have to pay for the dlc.
@antz1104 well after all the crap and problems with the PS3 version we should get those maps for free... i still don't play online cause the new spawning system is even worse than before, the gameplay is now more chaotic than before... Treyarch - the developer noobs.
@Allaround gamer oh don't get me wrong. Im a 360 owner and I think you guys completely got screwed. You should get it for free w/ all the B.S. you've endured since the launch, and now the "patch-gate" incident. Im just saying that 360 does have a good connection, and that lamback prob did get disagrees b/c ppl don't like being told the obvious: its the same amount of money on both consoles, so the 360 membership shouldn't even come into it. But like I said I agreed with your comment (literally): I just got the Force Unleashed 2 DLC for $1. Any more than that and I wouldn't have gotten it. Same here.
Yep, and those who are playing on the PS3, will pay just as much for these maps as we do on the 360,.. AND get the maps LATE and after us who get it on the 360. :)
@miDnIghtEr20C Yes, PS3 owners will have to pay for these maps but I bet most of them wont be paying full price. For example... If I were to buy these maps for lets say £9.99 I could then share them with 4 other friends, with each person paying there share, so in the end the maps only cost me £1.99. Whereas everyone on XBL has to pay full price. By the way I will not be buying these maps.
Correction, you have laggy P2P online matches. I have games with dedicated servers, a much superior conection.
I won't be buying it for 4 very good reasons.... 1) it is waaay overpriced for what you actually get. 2) if people keep accepting over-pricing for DLC then it will just get worse. 3) I took a pass on this COD as I have grown a bit bored with the series, I will miss a couple of COD's out and then when I jump back in there should be enough progression in the series to be interesting again for a while. 4) Besides, there are soo many really good games coming out soon that I can quite happily take a pass on yet another COD and not even realise it! A plan with absolutely no draw-backs!
Why did you list 4 reasons? You only need one, the fact that you DIDNT BUY THE GAME is all the reason you need. I don't have a ferrai, so I am not going to buy tires for it. You get it?
Nope..... I don't get it..... please explain it to me in great detail... in layman's terms... and list at least 5 reasons......
haha touche sir. Well played.
So £10 for 4 sub-par maps. No thanks.
£11 MW2 map packs were £11 each. Freaking ridiculous...
That's money well-saved for something better.
sorry, am boycott
i will buy red dead redemption undead nightmare instead of this shit for 9.99
Sold it 20 days ago on ebay. I wouldnt buy this ever, u can buy older title for that price(just cause 2 etc) Speaking of connection and number of players i wasnt able to finish 1 single ground war while i had the game. Treyarch and their shi*** code. than i jump in kz2, 32 players no lag, resistance 2 60 players smooth like butter, mag 256 players runs great....thy god we have first party titles,
Why does everyone bitch about cod? Also yeah I'm sure those games didn't have much lag on the count that nobody plays them.
Stupid bitches; I can't believe you pay for this shit! Ha Ha!
GJ idiots... Stuff like this is why i'll never touch COD.
There is nothing wrong with COD, it's just the over-priced DLC, and the fact that everyone seems to rush out to buy every new iteration..... I like playing COD sometimes, I am currently bored shitless with it as I played the last 3 too much, but I will likely dip back into the series again sometime down the line. COD can be a fun game, but why pay the rip-off prices when there are so many other good games coming out? Buy some of those instead and then maybe if they don't have everyone running out to get their game they will lower the price.... haha doubtful, but you never know!
what...did anyone think the DLC was actually going to go down in price from MW2? LMAO!
Not a chance. If Activision/Treyarch thinks I'm going to buy a map pack for what is currently a broken FPS they've got another thing coming. Fix the game's universally-known performance issues first. Then you'll get more money out of me.
I'm suprised they didn't charge more. The only thing for sure is that it's not worth you bucks with all the other greater DLC packs floating around with more content and a cheaper price.
Hey, treyarch. Suck my balls.
Yeah, Treyarch! Suck his balls dry! They're extra vinegary!
Did the "period" key on the author's keyboard break or something?
Did anyone not see this coming? Once they upped it for MW2 you knew this was going to be the price going forward. I'm just mad that it's only 4 maps, zombies are cool and everything but I never play that game mode. So in reality I'm getting 4 maps for $15 instead of 5.
The maps sound pretty good. Ice Hockey stadium sounds sick! I have always enjoyed Treyarch's map packs. The ones for WAW were amazing, also 5 maps are much better then the 3 we got on MW2, with a couple being COD4 maps. Cant wait!
Indeed, MW2's map packs were awful. They looked cool right up until you actually played them.
Time to sell this game.
This. Vs the BC2 $15 DLC which is 5 amps, new weapons, Vehicles, and skins. BC2 wins. LMAO
Blame the people who actually paid the 1200 pts the first go around. No way am I spending this amount on anything unless I'm getting my money's worth.
I can get gta:sa for the same price on xbl.Might get that instead.
Whoever didn't see the milking coming is obviously stupid. Also whoever bought CoD:BO with all the major releases coming out on the PS3 soon is stupid too. Quality>Quanity
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