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If you didn’t know before and you haven’t been paying much attention to the world of video game news, Call of Duty: Black Ops is the biggest game to launch since, well, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Of course, with that title came a host of unforeseen bugs that prevented (and continues to prevent) gamers from playing correctly for the PC and PS3 versions. Despite Treyarch’s best efforts and attempts to fix the problems, the bugs, glitches, and epic fails continue to persist with an ever-growing crowd of angry gamers, who seem to be making themselves quite vocal. Research and marketing analyst Michael Pachter believes that even with all the angry cries from consumers, Treyarch and Activision will walk away from the Black Ops mess unscathed.
According to IncGamers, they spoke briefly with Pachter about all the commotion surrounding Call of Duty: Black Ops, which has not only garnered record sales, but has also come under fire from the gaming community due to poor support. Treyarch released an update and then promised a hotfix for the update after the update caused some major connection and framerate issues for PC and PS3 gamers. Pachter told IncGamers that Activision and Treyarch will suffer…
“No Impact."... “They're fixing it pretty quickly after problems are identified.”The problem is that the problems keep popping up, and this billion dollar franchise definitely isn’t acting like one. It’s sort of like watching The Dark Knight or the upcoming Dark Knight Rises, and Batman’s cape glitches every once in a while or there’s frame popping whenever he goes to use the bat-cycle or whatever. If it were an indie flick we’d pass it off as shoddy effects from a impecunious budget, but $100 million dollar movie shouldn’t be suffering from mistakes seen in a $100,000 movie.
I’m curious if news regarding Black Ops bugs preventing gamers from enjoying the experience continue to emerge will it eventually affect the savvy gamer’s purchase of future Call of Duty Games?