Black Ops free on Steam

#1 Posted by Beforet (2912 posts) -

Call of Duty: Black Ops is going to be free for the weekend on Steam. This is a pleasant surprise. I've never played a CoD game before, so it's nice being able to try out the multiplayer everyone loves so much.

#2 Posted by Mikemcn (6954 posts) -

Its easily the best COD game since 4. (Multiplayer at least.)

#3 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -
@Beforet said:
Call of Duty: Black Ops is going to be free for the weekend on Steam. This is a pleasant surprise. I've never played a CoD game before, so it's nice being able to try out the multiplayer everyone loves so much.
they did this at least 3 times for MW2.
#4 Posted by beeftothetaco (420 posts) -

BlackOps is overrated as fuck. Pretty much the exact same as MW2. It's cool Steam is doing the free weekend thing though.

#5 Posted by ElBarto (272 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
Its easily the best COD game since 4. (Multiplayer at least.)
CoD 4 > MW2 > Black Ops Multiplayer
#6 Posted by Mikemcn (6954 posts) -
@ElBarto
@Mikemcn said:
Its easily the best COD game since 4. (Multiplayer at least.)
CoD 4 > MW2 > Black Ops Multiplayer
Nonsense
#7 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

This is cool I guess, just a shame the download has to be 8.4gb.

#8 Posted by shua310 (61 posts) -
@Gav47: It Really does suck. Still Free is Free
#9 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
@ElBarto
@Mikemcn said:
Its easily the best COD game since 4. (Multiplayer at least.)
CoD 4 > MW2 > Black Ops Multiplayer
Nonsense
Nonsense indeed, MW2 multiplayer is just a clusterfuck of broken garbage.
#10 Posted by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -
I'd say Call of Duty 4 is still the best in terms of single player and online. I could still play that game.
#11 Posted by DystopiaX (5292 posts) -

FUCK I JUST BOUGHT IT FULL PRICE DAMNNNNN

#12 Posted by natetodamax (19170 posts) -
@CL60 said:
@Mikemcn said:
@ElBarto
@Mikemcn said:
Its easily the best COD game since 4. (Multiplayer at least.)
CoD 4 > MW2 > Black Ops Multiplayer
Nonsense
Nonsense indeed, MW2 multiplayer is just a clusterfuck of broken garbage.
This man speaks the truth.
#13 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1478 posts) -
@Beforet:  The multiplayer's gonna be free, not sure about single-player or zombies though.
#14 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -
@DystopiaX: Accidentally?
#15 Posted by DystopiaX (5292 posts) -
@xobballox said:
@DystopiaX: Accidentally?
No I was really bored and impulse bought it yesterday.
#16 Posted by benpicko (1995 posts) -

Will the multiplayer still be free to play after the weekend? Or will it stop working?

#17 Posted by YukoAsho (2001 posts) -
@DystopiaX: Well, you'll be able to play it when the weekend's done at least. :)
 
@ElBarto: You're out of your bloody mind.  Maches would end a minute or two after they started cuz some fucker got the tac nuke and instantly used it.  Black Ops also has a better single player campaign where things are at least somewhat sensible (if hokey) as far as the story goes.
#18 Posted by Mikemcn (6954 posts) -
@natetodamax
@CL60 said:
@Mikemcn said:
@ElBarto
@Mikemcn said:
Its easily the best COD game since 4. (Multiplayer at least.)
CoD 4 > MW2 > Black Ops Multiplayer
Nonsense
Nonsense indeed, MW2 multiplayer is just a clusterfuck of broken garbage.
This man speaks the truth.
Mw2 had some serious issues. Alot of odd bugs, unbalanced and tiresome gameplay and stupid killstreaks that were too effective.
#19 Posted by Grilledcheez (3943 posts) -

...still don't want to play it haha

#20 Posted by Lobster_Monster (24 posts) -

Free weekend only, just multiplayer:
 
http://store.steampowered.com/news/5596/?snr=1_4_4__109

#21 Posted by Marz (5642 posts) -

my computer still has framerate problems with the game.   Very bad port optimization.     Witcher 2 and Crysis 1 & 2 run way better than this game on my Core2Quad 2.4ghz and gtx 480.

#22 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

Counter-Strike > COD Series

#23 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -
@Marz said:
my computer still has framerate problems with the game.   Very bad port optimization.     Witcher 2 and Crysis 1 & 2 run way better than this game on my Core2Quad 2.4ghz and gtx 480.
Sounds like personal issues, my GTX 280 and Q9550 handles it fine (even at stock 2.83)
#24 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

Who cares?  I know I sure don't.

#25 Posted by DystopiaX (5292 posts) -
@YukoAsho said:
@DystopiaX: Well, you'll be able to play it when the weekend's done at least. :)  @ElBarto: You're out of your bloody mind.  Maches would end a minute or two after they started cuz some fucker got the tac nuke and instantly used it.  Black Ops also has a better single player campaign where things are at least somewhat sensible (if hokey) as far as the story goes.
I actually just played the BLOPS single player and disliked it, thought MW2 was much better just gameplay wise. Way too much talking and walking slowly from one place to another while characters talk; there literally are whole levels which are just characters talking. Cutscenes are unskippable, which is a bummer since I really don't give a shit about the story. Since I had to sit through it, I do agree it was fine even though I saw the twist coming in like the 5th level. There are actual holes in the gameplay; in one level I could literally see the enemies pop in, and the worst part was they'd only do so after I advanced past a certain point in a corridor and I couldn't shoot them fast enough before dying, I ended up backing up in the corridor and sprinting as soon as I knew I hit the trigger. There's also a couple too many of those slow-mo "the character just died but not really!" moments for my taste which just break up the action too much, I just want to be dropped in the single player, listen to the somewhat stupid but adequate explanation of why I'm shooting dudes, and then let free to advance through the level to shoot dudes and occasionally see ridiculous things happen.
#26 Edited by Marz (5642 posts) -
@Subject2Change: I don't know, there's plenty of people who had the same problems i did.   I've reinstalled, defragged.  Done ini tweaks.   The game still stutters, drops to the mid 20's in FPS, low gpu usage. The game doesn't look graphically better than World At War and that game runs over 90fps on my computer.  They did some bad optimization and i guess if you got a cpu near 3ghz it can brute force it's way past these problems.  My rig just doesn't handle it well.
#27 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

well that sounded exciting until i read for the weekend. i'm not going to download it. my internet speed is slow so it will take a day to download it. i already have black ops for ps3. i do know it probably is going to be good on the PC.

#28 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -
@Kyreo said:
Who cares?  I know I sure don't.
A lot of people, if the amount of people that played the free MW2 multiplayer weekends on steam are any indicator.
#29 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2376 posts) -

Always cool when stuff like this happens.

#30 Posted by ElBarto (272 posts) -

I can agree that the killstreaks were a little to much in MW2 the majority of the core game was much better.
Black Ops has terrible hit detection, a clear tier list of guns which wasn't really the case in MW2 where most guns were on par with one another with the exception of a few, the map design is Black Ops is so bad. The spawning system is awful; I can't tell you how many times I had people spawn right behind me. Pistols are almost effectively useless in the game, the poor map design basically makes sniper rifles pointless as you can pretty much still kill people effectively with your rifle from anywhere, and there are hardly any exceptions to this in any map. 

#31 Posted by thornie_delete (436 posts) -
@benpicko said:
Will the multiplayer still be free to play after the weekend? Or will it stop working?
I also have this question... Downloading now.
#32 Posted by ShockD (2393 posts) -

I tried it. An OK game. There are a lot of useless stuff and camping, but I still had some fun going kamikaze with a RPG.
 
It's good for killing time. But if you want fair challenge with competitive gameplay, get Counter-Strike: Source.

#33 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Still dont like. People still yelling at me for not going 40 - 1 and they are still shouting things about my mother or sex.

#34 Edited by ShockD (2393 posts) -
@scarace360 said:

Still dont like. People still yelling at me for not going 40 - 1 and they are still shouting things about my mother or sex.

Perhaps they wanted you to go AK-47 Grenadier + RPG-7.
 
I got banned from a server once for doing that...

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