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    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.

    COD: Black Ops Dedicated Servers Available For Rental Only

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    Edited By BradNicholson

    Recent news that the PC version of Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops would have dedicated servers went over well with the crowd that rushed to sign petitions and otherwise expressed digital outrage over the fact that the last Call of Duty game, Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2, didn't ship with that kind of support. But, it's hard to believe that same mob will find the details of a new partnership with GamerServers.com to exclusively provide the service that much more agreeable. 

    According to IGNActivision and Treyarch have inked an agreement with GameServers.com, making it the exclusive provider of dedicated servers for Black Ops. In the end, this means users who want to create their own servers will both have to use GameServers and pony up some dough to the company. But it bears noting that Treyarch will be providing a stable of free servers for players to use as they please, as well. 
     

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    == TEASER ==Prospective server owners can expect ranked severs, which can support up to 18 people, to cost a cool $14.95 a month. Unranked servers that are able to support up to 24 players will cost .99 cents per player per month. Discounts on the former are available via the GamerServers.com pre-order page if users want to prepay for the support in three, six, or 12-month increments.
     
    User-rented servers will give their owner the ability to kick, ban, and configure at will, according to Treyarch community manager Josh Olin. Ranked servers, however, will have fewer options as these matches have criteria that can't be fiddled with by users. 
     
    "Nobody will have to rent a dedicated server through GameServers in order to play the game," Olin told IGN. "But for anybody who wants to run their own server, it will be run from GameServers.com." 
     
    Treyarch's free servers will go live on the game's launch date, November 9. There's been no word on how long those servers will stay active.
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    #1  Edited By BradNicholson

    Recent news that the PC version of Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops would have dedicated servers went over well with the crowd that rushed to sign petitions and otherwise expressed digital outrage over the fact that the last Call of Duty game, Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2, didn't ship with that kind of support. But, it's hard to believe that same mob will find the details of a new partnership with GamerServers.com to exclusively provide the service that much more agreeable. 

    According to IGNActivision and Treyarch have inked an agreement with GameServers.com, making it the exclusive provider of dedicated servers for Black Ops. In the end, this means users who want to create their own servers will both have to use GameServers and pony up some dough to the company. But it bears noting that Treyarch will be providing a stable of free servers for players to use as they please, as well. 
     

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    == TEASER ==Prospective server owners can expect ranked severs, which can support up to 18 people, to cost a cool $14.95 a month. Unranked servers that are able to support up to 24 players will cost .99 cents per player per month. Discounts on the former are available via the GamerServers.com pre-order page if users want to prepay for the support in three, six, or 12-month increments.
     
    User-rented servers will give their owner the ability to kick, ban, and configure at will, according to Treyarch community manager Josh Olin. Ranked servers, however, will have fewer options as these matches have criteria that can't be fiddled with by users. 
     
    "Nobody will have to rent a dedicated server through GameServers in order to play the game," Olin told IGN. "But for anybody who wants to run their own server, it will be run from GameServers.com." 
     
    Treyarch's free servers will go live on the game's launch date, November 9. There's been no word on how long those servers will stay active.
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    #2  Edited By BigE

    Having only one option sucks but better than nothing.

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    #3  Edited By TheJohn

    for reals?

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    This is funny to me. I don't care about dedicated servers, but the people who do, are going to be pissed.
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    #5  Edited By BulletproofMonk  Online

    SURPRISE!

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    #6  Edited By Kinarion

    Crazy that it's come to this.  Oh well.

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    #7  Edited By Twazuk
    @BigE said:
    " Wow "
    What he said...
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    #8  Edited By DrPockets000

    Capitalism!

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    #9  Edited By Yummylee

    lol

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    #10  Edited By RE_Player1
    @PainGod89 said:
    " This is funny to me. I don't care about dedicated servers, but the people who do, are going to be pissed. "
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    #11  Edited By vaiz

    Ahahahaha. What.

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    #12  Edited By drowsap

    wow bummer

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    #13  Edited By FluxWaveZ

    I thought Battlefield Bad Company 2 did the same thing.

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    #14  Edited By Slingsarrows

    That's not half bad, provided that the servers are of high quality. 14.95 for 18 player server easily compares to CS and CSS prices. 
     
    Yeah it kinda sucks you can't make your own server for your lan, but just like the whole SC2 thing, how often do you lan without internet access?

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    #15  Edited By zombie2011

    I can't help but laugh.

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    #16  Edited By Jimbo

    "But for anybody who wants to run their own server, it will be run from GameServers.com."
     
    Ha, sure it will.  For about the first two days after launch.

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    #17  Edited By ShaneDev

    Correct me if I am wrong but isn't this the same as Bad Company 2 on PC. I hope people dont just bitch because its Activison doing it.

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    #18  Edited By piropeople13
    @Slingsarrows said:
    " That's not half bad, provided that the servers are of high quality. 14.95 for 18 player server easily compares to CS and CSS prices.  Yeah it kinda sucks you can't make your own server for your lan, but just like the whole SC2 thing, how often do you lan without internet access? "
    I still have LAN parties with friends.  Very common at colleges.
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    #19  Edited By citizenkane

    Is anybody actually surprised by this news?

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    #20  Edited By Hamz

    Seems fine to me, I'm sure some will bitch, but at least they're bringing dedicated servers back to the community. 

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    #21  Edited By FluxWaveZ
    @ShaneDev said:
    " Correct me if I am wrong but isn't this the same as Bad Company 2 on PC. I hope people dont just bitch because its Activison doing it. "
    Exactly.  People will take a chance to bitch at Activision any time they get, but this is the same thing that BBC2 did.  They should be happy that they get dedicated servers in the first place.
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    #22  Edited By Milkman

    Shit storm imminent. 

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    #23  Edited By ErrorOperator
    @CitizenKane said:
    " Is anybody actually surprised by this news? "
    My thoughts exactly, im not sure why this is news... you have to pay for dedicated servers! Who would have thought!?
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    #24  Edited By Ryax

    good thing i dont have to pay for the server. they group i hang out with will.

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    #25  Edited By Lukeweizer

    Good thing I don't care about PC gaming.

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    #26  Edited By jokeonyou2004

    Ahh, glad I am not interested in the games that these kinds of companies make anyways.

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    #27  Edited By PowerBombYo

    Some PC gamers have been paying for servers for plenty of years. What's the big deal?

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    #28  Edited By MachoFantastico

    Now all this dedicated server business wouldnt be such a big issue if the matchmaking was better...

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    #29  Edited By DanGuy

    Whats to be mad about? What else would you expect.

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    #30  Edited By crushed

    As a PC gamer... this is honestly non-news. It's the same sort of setup that that dedicated server owners and renters have been doing for years.

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    #31  Edited By karatetron

    Hilarious.

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    #33  Edited By Ghostiet
    @FluxWaveZ said:
    " @ShaneDev said:
    " Correct me if I am wrong but isn't this the same as Bad Company 2 on PC. I hope people dont just bitch because its Activison doing it. "
    Exactly.  People will take a chance to bitch at Activision any time they get, but this is the same thing that BBC2 did.  They should be happy that they get dedicated servers in the first place. "
    Yeah. And both things - that people actually praised BBC2 for this shit and now blast Black Ops for the same and that people should be happy that they get access to a standard feature for cash - are quite sad.
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    #34  Edited By sparklykiss
    @CitizenKane said:
    " Is anybody actually surprised by this news? "
    Nothing from them surprises me anymore.
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    OMG A FEE WTF WE SHUDNT HAV 2 PAY 2 PLAY GAEMZ!!!!

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    #36  Edited By Uberjannie

    Gameservers host good servers. But if they have the supply/demand problems they had with BC2 I am going to be pissed. Took me more than a month to get a server.

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    #37  Edited By ITSSEXYTIME

     

    @Crushed:


    The difference here is that this is an exclusive deal with a single service provider.  While most committed server owners weren't running their servers on their own PC and did rent from server providers, they had the option of choosing the provider.  With a monopoly on it, the quality of service could be absolute shit and there's nowhere else people can get servers from.



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    #38  Edited By zaglis

    LOL@ the same clueless consolist comments on every site this has been posted.   

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    #39  Edited By dvorak

    I don't think this will matter considering that most people who care about dedicated servers are probably going to rent them anyway.

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    #40  Edited By BigDre

    Yeah I think it's the lack of getting to choose who the provider is might be a problem for those that care.   If they can meet the demand (which would seem stupid if Treyarch or Activision didn't check on this first)  then it should be ok.  
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    #41  Edited By Vinny_Says

    I just really enjoy what the guys down at gameservers.com do and am glad to support them so that they can keep doing what they're doing and keep bringing us great servers.

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    #42  Edited By Falx

    Most good clans etc. rent a server from some company anyway (I have done so myself) and the prices for these servers are no more expensive than most places you can get them from. The most rumbles i've heard has been because of the player limit but i never usually play in servers with more than 24 players either. I just hope that the servers are good quality so theres little lag.

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    #43  Edited By Invader_Bil

    Boourns! But what did you expect?

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    #44  Edited By paisan13

     Treyarch promised dedicaded servers, and now this shit. F**k 
    Treyarch, and F**K Activision!!! 

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    @paisan13 said:
    "  Treyarch promised dedicaded servers, and now this shit. F**k  Treyarch, and F**K Activision!!!  "
    This is really a non-issue. How many people do you think run their own dedicated servers? Almost everyone rents them.
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    #46  Edited By MrKlorox

    Way to leave out that this is exactly what Bad Company 2 did, providing yet another thing for COD to copy. Lowest common denominators unite!

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    #47  Edited By Binman88
    @Crushed said:
    " As a PC gamer... this is honestly non-news. It's the same sort of setup that that dedicated server owners and renters have been doing for years. "
    @fedorajay said:
    " You can tell who the console kiddies are by the "lolz" and "hahaha". Anyone who knows anything understands this is nothing new and there are people out there who actually prefer it this way. "
    @PowerBombYo said:
    " Some PC gamers have been paying for servers for plenty of years. What's the big deal? "
    @zaglis said:
    " LOL@ the same clueless consolist comments on every site this has been posted.    "
     
    I'm glad to see people responding here that actually have a bit of sense.^^^^ 
     
    The handful of negative comments on this article so far have come from idiots assuming PC gamers will be up in arms about this - because said idiots probably have no understanding of how dedicated hosting works. 99 times out of 100, a clan ALWAYS rents a server in this fashion. This is how dedicated servers have been hosted for years. Heck, I'm currently renting a dedicated server for an 8 year old game exactly like this. It is very rare to see a clan server hosted privately - most people don't have the bandwidth for it, nor want the hassle of maintaining the server on site. 
     
    The only possible issue I can see is the lack of choice, but as long as this company is reliable and able to deliver good pings, then there's absolutely no problem with this at all. Prices seem very reasonable to me too. 
     
    Unfortunately the voices of reason from the PC camp are bound to be ignored here, as I expect a slew of idiotic, shit-stirring comments from the vocal minority of the console camp to be added shortly.
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    #48  Edited By MisterMouse

    oh man that sucks. I wonder how many dedicated servers there will be

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    #49  Edited By Olivaw

    Mother
     
    fucker
     
    I can't believe they took the "no dedicated servers" thing and then somehow made it worse.
     
    You know how you run a server for a video game where I'm from? You install and run a goddamn executable on your computer. I should not have to pay fifteen dollars a month for an executable.
     
    Christ almighty this is some serious shit right here.

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    #50  Edited By Heartagram

    Even though this series started on PC. I could never see myself preferring the PC version now a days.

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