Follow

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Game » consists of 19 releases. Released Nov 09, 2010

    The seventh installment of the long-running action franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops puts players into the early era of the Cold War (including the Vietnam War) as a member of the United States black operations unit known as the SOG.

    BREAKING NEWS: This is what Activision does on their free time.

    • 100 results
    • 1
    • 2
    Avatar image for ch13696
    ch13696

    4760

    Forum Posts

    204

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 11

    #1  Edited By ch13696

    No Caption Provided

    No Caption Provided

    No Caption Provided

    No Caption Provided

    No Caption Provided
    Avatar image for gunslingerpanda
    GunslingerPanda

    5263

    Forum Posts

    40

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    #2  Edited By GunslingerPanda

    Mild lol.

    Avatar image for ramone
    Ramone

    3209

    Forum Posts

    364

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 5

    #3  Edited By Ramone

    Get an Xbox.

    Avatar image for swoxx
    Swoxx

    3049

    Forum Posts

    468

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 4

    #4  Edited By Swoxx

    I want my time spent reading this back, right now

    Avatar image for cl60
    CL60

    17117

    Forum Posts

    -1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 5

    #5  Edited By CL60

    Inb4 typical GiantBomb console players saying "WHY DO PC GAMERS FEEL SO ENTITLED!" and to that I say. I'm sorry we want games that work instead of shitty console ports?

    Avatar image for ch13696
    ch13696

    4760

    Forum Posts

    204

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 11

    #6  Edited By ch13696
    @swoxx said:
    " I want my time spent reading this back, right now "
    Yeah, his face hurts my eyes too.
    Avatar image for zidd
    zidd

    1940

    Forum Posts

    2905

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 24

    #7  Edited By zidd
    @CL60: The PC patch is probably low priority because the money brought in by PC users is tiny compared to the money that is brought in by consoles. The platforms that make the most money are always fixed first. It also doesn't help that PC gamers have long had a reputation of extreme kleptomania.
    Avatar image for ch13696
    ch13696

    4760

    Forum Posts

    204

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 11

    #8  Edited By ch13696
    @Zidd said:
    " @CL60: The PC patch is probably low priority because the money brought in by PC users is tiny compared to the money that is brought in by consoles. The platforms that make the most money are always fixed first. It also doesn't help that PC gamers have long had a reputation of extreme kleptomania. "
    Are you trying to say that I'm crazy or something? Apparently Activision forgot who started this rain of money for them.
    Avatar image for kaosangel-DELETED
    KaosAngel

    14251

    Forum Posts

    6507

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 8

    User Lists: 3

    #9  Edited By KaosAngel

    It's funny cause console ports of PC games are almost always broked.

    Avatar image for lordandrew
    LordAndrew

    14609

    Forum Posts

    98305

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 36

    #10  Edited By LordAndrew
    @Zidd said:
    " It also doesn't help that PC gamers have long had a reputation of extreme kleptomania. "
    And why should people buy games when they're just going to be fucked around with anyway? It's easier for publishers to blame piracy than to give the PC the attention it deserves. They don't actually give a damn.
    Avatar image for xenonick
    XenoNick

    1584

    Forum Posts

    2

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 10

    #11  Edited By XenoNick

    Well that was worth reading.

    Avatar image for sadpatrol
    SadPatrol

    529

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #12  Edited By SadPatrol

    okay

    Avatar image for deactivated-5c5cdba6e0b96
    deactivated-5c5cdba6e0b96

    8259

    Forum Posts

    51

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 3

    User Lists: 3

    @Zidd said:
    " @CL60: The PC patch is probably low priority because the money brought in by PC users is tiny compared to the money that is brought in by consoles. The platforms that make the most money are always fixed first. It also doesn't help that PC gamers have long had a reputation of extreme kleptomania. "
    PS3 users are having a ton of issues also, the real priority when making them game and fixing the game was in order of...
     
    1.Xbox (Sells the most)
    2.PS3 (Sells second most)
    3. PC (Sells least)
     
    This is why the PC will get the short end of the stick followed by the PS3.
    Avatar image for jmrwacko
    jmrwacko

    2537

    Forum Posts

    50

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    #14  Edited By jmrwacko

    The funny thing is that the patches did fix my lag problems.

    Avatar image for animasta
    Animasta

    14948

    Forum Posts

    3563

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 4

    User Lists: 5

    #15  Edited By Animasta

    it totally works for me vOv

    Avatar image for geno
    Geno

    6767

    Forum Posts

    5538

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 15

    User Lists: 3

    #16  Edited By Geno

    PC version must've still sold a few hundred thousand copies, you'd think they have at least a few people working on it. 

    Avatar image for zidd
    zidd

    1940

    Forum Posts

    2905

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 24

    #17  Edited By zidd
    @LordAndrew: This is a classic chicken and egg situation isn't it? If Activision spends a ton of time and money making a kick ass PC port people are going to still pirate the crap out of it for whatever bogus reason they have thought up. Its not like having a well done PC port will make people buy the game; For example games made by Valve are still pirated on all platforms. If one of the very few developers that give 2 shits about the PC still get screwed by a portion of their users what chance does anyone else have? PC ports are a bullet point for most every game. 
    Avatar image for zidd
    zidd

    1940

    Forum Posts

    2905

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 24

    #18  Edited By zidd
    @ch13696 said:
    " @Zidd said:
    " @CL60: The PC patch is probably low priority because the money brought in by PC users is tiny compared to the money that is brought in by consoles. The platforms that make the most money are always fixed first. It also doesn't help that PC gamers have long had a reputation of extreme kleptomania. "
    Are you trying to say that I'm crazy or something? Apparently Activision forgot who started this rain of money for them. "
    You mean all of the people they fired earlier this year that stirred up a huge controversy? and the people that left soon afterwards?
    Avatar image for h0lgr
    h0lgr

    1000

    Forum Posts

    116

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #19  Edited By h0lgr

    Not sure what your specs are, but I'm running completely fine after the patch.
    And before the patch hit, my matches were almost unplayable.

    Avatar image for kaosangel-DELETED
    KaosAngel

    14251

    Forum Posts

    6507

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 8

    User Lists: 3

    #20  Edited By KaosAngel

    Activision's job is to make money. 
     
    They make money, and do what they do to keep money. 
     
    If PC users don't like Activision is making shitty ports, don't buy it...and hopefully next year they try to give PC gamers a proper game.

    Avatar image for lordandrew
    LordAndrew

    14609

    Forum Posts

    98305

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 36

    #21  Edited By LordAndrew

    There are still plenty of honest people playing PC games, just as there are people who pirate console games as well. Unfortunately the honest folks don't seem to matter, and publishers would rather whine about how pirates are ruining their business that they still make shitloads of cash from.

    Avatar image for jack268
    Jack268

    3370

    Forum Posts

    1299

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #22  Edited By Jack268

    BO works better than MW2 did on my PC. 

    Avatar image for marrec
    marrec

    258

    Forum Posts

    1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    #23  Edited By marrec

    It's okay! PC users can just mod it themselves to fix it! ...wait, you mean we can't do that anymore?  
     
    Goddamnit.

    Avatar image for jmrwacko
    jmrwacko

    2537

    Forum Posts

    50

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    #24  Edited By jmrwacko
    @Zidd:  They didn't even make a shitty port. It just had some optimization and stutter issues that they fixed for MOST people with a post-release patch. Otherwise, it's a full-fledged PC title with a full server browser, dedicated server support, and lots of game modes. If you have an ATI card, the new 10.11 drivers with a Black Ops profile have just been released that improve performance.
     
    People are whining about Black Ops, but it really is the best thing that's happened to CoD in a while.
    Avatar image for xmp44x
    xMP44x

    2227

    Forum Posts

    91813

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 3

    User Lists: 5

    #25  Edited By xMP44x

    I'm not going to lie. I found that fairly entertaining. I'm not sure if it's the kind of content that many people would understand, but still. I don't know much about the PC version of Black Ops, but surely the modders are going to find a way to fix anything and everything the community dislikes.

    Avatar image for benpack
    benpack

    3926

    Forum Posts

    7030

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 4

    User Lists: 14

    #26  Edited By benpack

    It wouldn't be free time if they were having a board meeting, would it?

    Avatar image for ch3burashka
    ch3burashka

    6086

    Forum Posts

    100

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    #27  Edited By ch3burashka

    God damn it, this is not /v/! Stop junking up the forums!

    Avatar image for ch13696
    ch13696

    4760

    Forum Posts

    204

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 11

    #28  Edited By ch13696
    @h0lgr said:
    " Not sure what your specs are, but I'm running completely fine after the patch. And before the patch hit, my matches were almost unplayable. "
    Apparently the problem is with the sound card. Someone on the Steam forums mentioned if you have an onboard sound card to disable it. I did that and the game works perfectly now. So either I'm going to have to wait on a fix to this or just buy a PCI sound card. I'll probably just do the latter because I'm not much into having onboard anything.
    Avatar image for ch13696
    ch13696

    4760

    Forum Posts

    204

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 11

    #29  Edited By ch13696
    @LordAndrew said:
    " There are still plenty of honest people playing PC games, just as there are people who pirate console games as well. Unfortunately the honest folks don't seem to matter, and publishers would rather whine about how pirates are ruining their business that they still make shitloads of cash from. "
    Definitely agree with that. I guess Activision forgot that Blizzard sold more than 3 million copies of Starcraft II. They probably also forgot there's more than 10 million subscribers to WoW. But hey, apparently we pirate no matter what.
    Avatar image for azteck
    Azteck

    7415

    Forum Posts

    5

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    #30  Edited By Azteck

    Not that funny, but whatever floats ye boat I guess.

    Avatar image for psykhophear
    psykhophear

    1277

    Forum Posts

    38896

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 16

    User Lists: 142

    #31  Edited By psykhophear

    These pictures speak the truth XD.

    Avatar image for somejerk
    SomeJerk

    4077

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #32  Edited By SomeJerk

    Splitting testing makes sense because it's not like MW2 with console and PC sharing everything and the terrible peer to peer matchmaking, but to not try with onboard sound - what a majority of PC gamers sadly use?
     
    I bought a sound card for music production. I was asking for trouble. It ran fine in the Windows 7 beta, it ran old games fine, it even runs Blops perfectly fine, the only issues I've had with Blops have been that one thing that was solved early on by disabling demo recording. Realtek and Creative Labs are out to break your shit. My system has M-Audio sound and Intel networking, this patch made my FPS cap of 90 even more stable. The only soundcards to give me bluescreens over the years have been Creative Labs, most recently trying to get an old 5.1 Live! card to work in Win7.
     
     $50 used M-Audio 2496 PCI soundcard, $30 new Intel PCIe nic, problems solved, audio and networking quality improved plentyfold.

    Avatar image for rsistnce
    RsistncE

    4498

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #33  Edited By RsistncE

    Been completely playable for me since launch and is now playable for most PC gamers. Already prestiged once. If you feel so ripped off I'm sure there are legal avenues for you to claim a refund via defective product.

    Avatar image for djeffers03
    Djeffers03

    2537

    Forum Posts

    753

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    #34  Edited By Djeffers03

    ....

    Avatar image for keyhunter
    keyhunter

    3208

    Forum Posts

    248

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    #35  Edited By keyhunter

    PC games always have bugs. There's too many different hardware configurations and operating systems out there. What are you people bitching about? Are bugs new or something? I've never played a bug free game in my life.

    Avatar image for tennmuerti
    Tennmuerti

    9465

    Forum Posts

    1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 7

    #36  Edited By Tennmuerti

    Still not fixed for me.
    It's fucking annoying when you die because your frame rate went to shit even tho you started shooting the other guy first
     
    There are many people on PC for whom the patches didn't do anything.

    Avatar image for august
    august

    4106

    Forum Posts

    332

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #37  Edited By august

    The op doesn't seem to understand what the term "free time" means.

    Avatar image for hitmanagent47
    HitmanAgent47

    8553

    Forum Posts

    25

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    #38  Edited By HitmanAgent47

    Lol, they probally never even tested the pc version.

    Avatar image for ragdrazi
    Ragdrazi

    2258

    Forum Posts

    1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #39  Edited By Ragdrazi

    This isn't what Activision does on its free time. Its what you do on your free time.
     
    You need a better hobby.

    Avatar image for haggis
    haggis

    1674

    Forum Posts

    4

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 3

    User Lists: 1

    #40  Edited By haggis
    @Zidd said:
    " @LordAndrew: This is a classic chicken and egg situation isn't it? If Activision spends a ton of time and money making a kick ass PC port people are going to still pirate the crap out of it for whatever bogus reason they have thought up. Its not like having a well done PC port will make people buy the game; For example games made by Valve are still pirated on all platforms. If one of the very few developers that give 2 shits about the PC still get screwed by a portion of their users what chance does anyone else have? PC ports are a bullet point for most every game.  "
    This. The problem for PC gamers is that there's no real solution for it. They can complain all they want, but there are no good solutions for developers, and any time developers try to come up with something new, PC gamers bitch and moan about it. I know, I used to be just like that ten years ago. PC ports are cheap enough to make from console games for a release, but don't bring in enough money to justify extensive support. If PC gamers actually bought their games, maybe this problem would go away. But too many PC gamers don't buy their games. Including a lot of people on these boards who claim that they do. Yes, I know this sucks for everyone who does buy games on the PC, but there just aren't enough of you guys anymore. Many (like me) gravitated to consoles for just this reason.
    Avatar image for lordandrew
    LordAndrew

    14609

    Forum Posts

    98305

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 36

    #41  Edited By LordAndrew
    @august said:
    " The op doesn't seem to understand what the term "free time" means. "
    All of Activision's free time is spent in meetings. They're not even allowed to return home until the game is shipped.
    Avatar image for lemmdawg
    lemmdawg

    16

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #42  Edited By lemmdawg

    I think an even bigger problem is that the lag was barely discussed if at all by the sites I go to for reviews with the exception of destructoid.  Gamespot doesn't even mention it.  For me the patch actually fixed my lag, but before everything looked jerky and was almost unplayable.  MW2 was the same during it's launch.  I think the moral of the story is to buy it a month in when there have been enough patches to address all the problems.

    Avatar image for csl316
    csl316

    16670

    Forum Posts

    765

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 9

    #43  Edited By csl316

    where did the say something, say something else, big smile meme come from?

    Avatar image for cookiemonster
    cookiemonster

    2552

    Forum Posts

    42

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    #44  Edited By cookiemonster
    Good times.
    Avatar image for zidd
    zidd

    1940

    Forum Posts

    2905

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 24

    #45  Edited By zidd
    @haggis said:
    " @Zidd said:
    " @LordAndrew: This is a classic chicken and egg situation isn't it? If Activision spends a ton of time and money making a kick ass PC port people are going to still pirate the crap out of it for whatever bogus reason they have thought up. Its not like having a well done PC port will make people buy the game; For example games made by Valve are still pirated on all platforms. If one of the very few developers that give 2 shits about the PC still get screwed by a portion of their users what chance does anyone else have? PC ports are a bullet point for most every game.  "
    This. The problem for PC gamers is that there's no real solution for it. They can complain all they want, but there are no good solutions for developers, and any time developers try to come up with something new, PC gamers bitch and moan about it. I know, I used to be just like that ten years ago. PC ports are cheap enough to make from console games for a release, but don't bring in enough money to justify extensive support. If PC gamers actually bought their games, maybe this problem would go away. But too many PC gamers don't buy their games. Including a lot of people on these boards who claim that they do. Yes, I know this sucks for everyone who does buy games on the PC, but there just aren't enough of you guys anymore. Many (like me) gravitated to consoles for just this reason. "
    I think that the PS3 version of UT3 was the blueprint for the ideal console shooter. Mouse and keyboard support for those people who want it and mod tools for the community to use. Too bad nobody else is thinking like that. I think that if someone put out a ps3 FPS with mod tools and support for Mouse and keyboard, PS Move and dualshock only with separate lobbies for those who want to only play with gamers only using their control scheme and free lobbies for those who don't care.
    Avatar image for apathylad
    apathylad

    3235

    Forum Posts

    1150

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: -1

    User Lists: 7

    #46  Edited By apathylad
    @ch13696:  
     
    Reminds me of these: 
     

    No Caption Provided
    Avatar image for feanor
    Feanor

    1440

    Forum Posts

    1760

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 2

    User Lists: 2

    #47  Edited By Feanor

    Most of the problems PC players faced are easily fixed. But most people are to lazy to use google, and would rather bitch to treyarch.

    Avatar image for milkman
    Milkman

    19372

    Forum Posts

    -1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 2

    User Lists: 3

    #48  Edited By Milkman
    @Zidd said:
    " @CL60: The PC patch is probably low priority because the money brought in by PC users is tiny compared to the money that is brought in by consoles. The platforms that make the most money are always fixed first. It also doesn't help that PC gamers have long had a reputation of extreme kleptomania. "
    Exactly. It sucks but it's the truth. 
    Avatar image for sbym
    SBYM

    1203

    Forum Posts

    377

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 7

    User Lists: 1

    #49  Edited By SBYM

    Damn, Kotick is such a fuckin' G.

    Avatar image for deactivated-5fb7c57ae2335
    deactivated-5fb7c57ae2335

    3308

    Forum Posts

    1558

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    BREAKING NEWS: I don't give a half a fuck.

    This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

    Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

    Comment and Save

    Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.