I wouldn't like to be Treyarch right now.....

I live in the UK. Currently it is 16:04 and all over facebook, friends are crying 'MINUS EIGHT HOURS TIL BLACK OPS!'.
 
All I can say is, I wouldn't like to be Treyarch right now. If there is the slightest, tiniest, incy, wincy little thing wrong with that game, there is going to be a nation of XBOX 360 jocks out to cut off their jacobs! I can just imagine a crowd of dudes running through the city brandishing spades and flaming torches - witch burning style!
 
Anyway, where was I? Ah yeah, back to Ratchet & Clank! :D

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Posted by el_tajij

I live in the UK. Currently it is 16:04 and all over facebook, friends are crying 'MINUS EIGHT HOURS TIL BLACK OPS!'.
 
All I can say is, I wouldn't like to be Treyarch right now. If there is the slightest, tiniest, incy, wincy little thing wrong with that game, there is going to be a nation of XBOX 360 jocks out to cut off their jacobs! I can just imagine a crowd of dudes running through the city brandishing spades and flaming torches - witch burning style!
 
Anyway, where was I? Ah yeah, back to Ratchet & Clank! :D

Posted by kmdrkul

I'd love to be Treyarch right now.  They have the most anticipated title of the year and it'll make a ton of money.  Who cares if it's good or bad...

Edited by spazmaster666
@el_tajij said:

" I live in the UK. Currently it is 16:04 and all over facebook, friends are crying 'MINUS EIGHT HOURS TIL BLACK OPS!'.  All I can say is, I wouldn't like to be Treyarch right now. If there is the slightest, tiniest, incy, wincy little thing wrong with that game, there is going to be a nation of XBOX 360 jocks out to cut off their jacobs! I can just imagine a crowd of dudes running through the city brandishing spades and flaming torches - witch burning style!  Anyway, where was I? Ah yeah, back to Ratchet & Clank! :D "

Yeah but all that really matters in the end is how many copies Black Ops sells and it's probably gonna be A LOT.
Edited by FourWude

If only gamers could get as excited about games that at least try something different every now and again. It's the same generic crap year on year. By all means buy it, but at least try other things out as well.

The saddest fact is that we'll be here, this time next year with the same hype over a game which is exactly like MW2, which was exactly like MW1 which was a modern revision of COD2 which was a dumbed down COD1 which was a continuation of a host of PC Military shooters of that time.


Posted by XenoNick
@kmdrkul said:
" I'd love to be Treyarch right now.  They have the most anticipated title of the year and it'll make a ton of money.  Who cares if it's good or bad... "
Posted by BionicMonster

It won't matter if there's bugs in the game.If you can shoot dudes and stab em in the face then the "jocks" will be fine.

Posted by FancySoapsMan

lolwut 
 
this is going to be the best selling game of the year. I'm betting on it.

Edited by HitmanAgent47

They don't have to worry about infinityward fans scrutinizing them because they have lower expectations overall gamerankings wise for treyarch. It would only matter if it's infinityward that is creating a slightly more medicore less talented product. With treyarch, that is to be expected.

Posted by Nadafinga
@el_tajij said:
" there is going to be a nation of XBOX 360 jocks out to cut off their jacobs! "
Only 360 owners will be upset? PC and PS3 owners don't exist?
Posted by Romination

These guys are going to go home and sleep on golden beds this holiday season with all the sales they're gonna get. It won't be comfortable at all, but they just had too much money and needed to buy something to free up some space in their accounts.

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

They would do it anyway. Welcome to the internet.

Posted by S0ndor

Meh, bland military shooters are bland. 

Posted by dbz1995
Gcse test on Thursday. Black Ops coming out on Tuesday. As a result, only 1 of us has been revising. Congratulations Treyarch, you have fucked up our life! Assholes!
Posted by Hansolol

Treyarch are the COD first stringers now that IW has been gutted huh?

Posted by alternate

Treyarch are like the unappreciated understudy that gets to play the lead role when the more famous, younger, prettier media-darling star gets run over by a bus.
 
Or the red-headed negletcted middle child who got to sit back and watch as father and eldest son had a big bust up leading to the dad giving said son a slap and him leaving home, only to sleep rough for a while and finally moving in to a slummy one room appartment with his crack whore girlfriend.  Eldest son is now dead to dad and middle son is the new heir apparent - he gets the bigger bedroom and guilt leads to overcompensation and inappropriately generous Christmas presents this year.
 
Or something.

Posted by FourWude
@alternate said:
"Or the red-headed negletcted middle child who got to sit back and watch as father and eldest son had a big bust up leading to the dad giving said son a slap and him leaving home, only to sleep rough for a while and finally moving in to a slummy one room appartment with his crack whore girlfriend.  Eldest son is now dead to dad and middle son is the new heir apparent - he gets the bigger bedroom and guilt leads to overcompensation and inappropriately generous Christmas presents this year. Or something. "
HAHA! Families eh?....
Posted by ShaunassNZ
@alternate said:
" Treyarch are like the unappreciated understudy that gets to play the lead role when the more famous, younger, prettier media-darling star gets run over by a bus.  Or the red-headed negletcted middle child who got to sit back and watch as father and eldest son had a big bust up leading to the dad giving said son a slap and him leaving home, only to sleep rough for a while and finally moving in to a slummy one room appartment with his crack whore girlfriend.  Eldest son is now dead to dad and middle son is the new heir apparent - he gets the bigger bedroom and guilt leads to overcompensation and inappropriately generous Christmas presents this year. Or something. "
Don't tell us your problems.... eldest son!
Posted by Jack268

I wouldn't wanna be the guy who's gonna buy prestige edition and trash it outside gamestop just to see people's reactions.

Posted by withateethuh

The ones that complain the most about such things are and will always be a vocal minority.

Posted by jmrwacko
@Jack268 said:
" I wouldn't wanna be the guy who's gonna buy prestige edition and trash it outside gamestop just to see people's reactions. "
I can see buying a copy of Harry Potter and burning it outside a midnight Harry Potter release, but to destroy a prestige edition copy of BO? Yuck.
Posted by Lukeweizer
@el_tajij: That can be said for any game. People whine about the most insignificant thing.
Posted by JoelTGM

I'd like to be them, because the money is going to come gushing out the pipes in one day, and then all the way through the year.

Posted by jazzyjazz666

Its the best call of duty yet, 2-player online team deathmatchs, new nazi zombies and amazing maps the only problem I have is that im a girl, I bought the hardened edition with the medal, the old maps which was great but when it came to the outfit that came with it i was told isnt available to me because my avatar is a girl -_-'  ill cut off his jacobs all on my own the sexist pigs xxxx
Posted by Cincaid
@jazzyjazz666: 
I'm sure they'll patch that soon, would be crazy otherwise.
Posted by sins_of_mosin

MW2 has a crappy solo campaign and the MP is full of hacks so Black Ops can only improve on the mess MW2 is.
Posted by Vinny_Says
@el_tajij: almost two days after your post, it's safe to say Treyarch are probably all like yeeeeaaahhh, look at all these sales. Treyarch is gonna get some respect now that they made it big. Even though it's off the success of their prettier and more talented brother IW who recently has been having some "personal" problems.
Posted by TheDiscreetCharmOf
@withateethuh said:
" The ones that complain the most about such things are and will always be a vocal minority. "
Yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh, i'm gonna have to agree with that. Gotta love em'!
Posted by MikkaQ
@jmrwacko said:

" @Jack268 said:

" I wouldn't wanna be the guy who's gonna buy prestige edition and trash it outside gamestop just to see people's reactions. "
I can see buying a copy of Harry Potter and burning it outside a midnight Harry Potter release, but to destroy a prestige edition copy of BO? Yuck. "
People have done this with wii's xbox 360s, and PS3s on launch day. Actually the same people, all from Toronto, which made the videos even funnier because I've shopped at all the stores they smashed the consoles in front of.  
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smash_Our_Stuff 
 
What I would have done is buy Black Ops Prestige, walk outside in front of the line, look at the box yell "Wait, this is fucking Treyarch?!" and smash it up. Watch the reactions. That'd be fun!
Posted by jakob187
@FourWude: Black Ops is the same exact game as MW2 in terms of "it's a first-person shooter with multiplayer and some of the same guns and perks".  Otherwise, there is a ton that is different in all the little pieces that matter. 
 
Nonetheless, I think that people need to get over this fascination with "trying something different".  RTS fans don't want to pick up the newest Rayman game.  Why?  They like RTS games.  Guys that only want to play Call of Duty or Medal of Honor or Bad Company...those guys want to play first-person shooters.  Everyone has their own tastes, and I don't see the point in throwing a company, developer, or game under the tires...let alone the people that play them...just because they don't fit your idea of expanding the horizons of a person's gaming.
Posted by GoofyGoober

Shit, I'd love to be the janitor at Treyarch right now much money they will be bringing in.

Edited by tskunk

Treyarch had a few programmers actually present at the midnight GameStop event I attended (signed autographs and such) and they all seemed pretty stoked.

Posted by Deusoma
@kmdrkul said:
" I'd love to be Treyarch right now.  They have the most anticipated title of the year and it'll make a ton of money.  Who cares if it's good or bad... "
You know this is the year that Starcraft II came out, right? And Halo: Reach? The Sims 3, Heavy Rain, God of War III, hell, even HeartGold and SoulSilver. 
 
Not to comment one way or the other on quality, but as far as anticipation goes...
 
Basically, every other game that came out this year short of Wii/DS shovelware was more highly anticipated than what was, until about a month ago, perceived as just another attempt by Activision to cash in on a popular franchise. 
 
But then you only said that to annoy the guy who started this thread. It's alright, everyone does it now and then. 
Were you feeling down? Would you like a hug? :)
Posted by kmdrkul
@Deusoma said:
" @kmdrkul said:
" I'd love to be Treyarch right now.  They have the most anticipated title of the year and it'll make a ton of money.  Who cares if it's good or bad... "
You know this is the year that Starcraft II came out, right? And Halo: Reach? The Sims 3, Heavy Rain, God of War III, hell, even HeartGold and SoulSilver. 
 
Not to comment one way or the other on quality, but as far as anticipation goes...
 
Basically, every other game that came out this year short of Wii/DS shovelware was more highly anticipated than what was, until about a month ago, perceived as just another attempt by Activision to cash in on a popular franchise.   But then you only said that to annoy the guy who started this thread. It's alright, everyone does it now and then.  Were you feeling down? Would you like a hug? :) "
Did Starcraft 2 sell 5.6 million copies on it's first day?  No.   When Heavy Rain came out, did your Facebook feed blow up with status updates from people ecstatic that they got that game?  No.  Did people wait in line for up to a day in advance to buy whatever the hell HeartGold is?  Chances are, no.
 
I didn't say anything to annoy anybody, I stated facts here.  I'm not sure why you decided to single me out; you're probably the one who needs the hug.  Let the record show, I'm not giving you one :p
Posted by Marcsman
@el_tajij said:
"I live in the UK. Currently it is 16:04 and all over facebook, friends are crying 'MINUS EIGHT HOURS TIL BLACK OPS!'.  All I can say is, I wouldn't like to be Treyarch right now. If there is the slightest, tiniest, incy, wincy little thing wrong with that game, there is going to be a nation of XBOX 360 jocks out to cut off their jacobs! I can just imagine a crowd of dudes running through the city brandishing spades and flaming torches - witch burning style!  Anyway, where was I? Ah yeah, back to Ratchet & Clank! :D "

Huh? they just made a game that sold 7 million copies in one day. I would love to be Treyarch right now. Your comment makes zero sense to me. 
Heavy is the head that wears the crown.