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Call of Duty: Black Ops breaks first-day sales record

By Emil · 52 replies
Nov 11, 2010
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  1. kevin1212

    kevin1212 TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Although i wouldn't say its the greatest series ever, certainly a good one, i still think its worthy of being a best seller. It may lack in some areas enough for one to argue that its not the best, but it always does enough to make it worth buying. Activision deserves everything they are getting from the Call of Duty series. My personal favourites... Call of duty 2, which did an excellent job of emulating the WWII atmosphere, and Modern Warfare, which brought an higher level of excitement to the game, modern warfare 2 was great, but it was really just more of the same.
  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,403   +875

    This is a game that i'll play only when i'll have a PC good enough to play it at at least 1900 at the highest setting.
  3. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 158

    Most reviews say it's not that bad. Why did it suck for you?
  4. compu4

    compu4 TS Rookie Posts: 46

    I still cannot believe that people are voraciously purchasing this trite crap. The COD series is really stale and highly overhyped. To those of you who will indubitably attempt to refute me with review scores, it is well known that many members of the press give inflated scores to hyped franchises (ex. Mass Effect 2; it had a terrible premise (you recruit people, recruit people, and recruit people again); was a sorry excuse for an RPG; and had graphics that looked like a PC game from 2005, but it was given great scores). Truly critical and keen reviewers will acknowledge faults with a hyped game. Take this review from Giant Bomb (http://www.giantbomb.com/call-of-duty-black-ops/61-26423/reviews/):

    Call of Duty: Black Ops makes a lot of ambitious changes to things around the outside edges of the action while leaving the core campaign and multiplayer components largely intact. It's got a lot of great moments, but portions of the story feel clichéd and hokey. Also, this is now the fourth game out of Activision that has used the same style of combat to power its campaign and multiplayer. The formula, as awesome as it can still be, is starting to wear thin.
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,041   +793

    Agree with both you guys,

    I think everyone who buys into the reviews for this game are obviously not thinking straight. Come on! this game had soo much money for the adverts and hype, they quite obviously paid reviewers to give it a good score, the meta score TomSEA is proof of that.

    After playing it for about 1 hour on the single player I have decided it what Neaojt said, Rubbish.

    Honestly am never EVER! going to buy this, the last decent COD was the orginal MW, to be completely honest COD:2 was the best by far because it beat all expectations. so far since then they at max, Delivered Expectations (MW) or been lower (Black ops).

    I also feel sorry for everyone that got it on PC, what a poor job they did by the sounds of things. Then again, for the "quality" games Console owners are used to, this game probably looks pretty good.
  6. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Oh dear, the PC issues are definitely going to drive me away. Seems like there's a lot of people on the bandwagon though, a lot of praise must be given to Activision's marketing team.
  7. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Enthusiast Posts: 194

    Haha, it's kinda fun seeing that you all bought this game and most of you got really disappointed, that's because you all rushed to get your hands on it! So, here I am watching and enjoying the show... I will download it first (please, don't tell the police I will, lol), if it's worth my time, I'll buy it for the multiplayer game.....naaa, who am I kidding, I will probably never buy it, not after reading this. Now I'm waiting for Techspot's in-depth GPU and CPU performance! Thank you guys!
  8. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    this game lagged for me, but with the new patch as of a few hours ago it fixed all the mouse lag
  9. People are winging way to much about this game I've played fps'ers for 12 years now. Straight up Black ops is fantastic gameplay and a well packaged game. If it wasn't made by activition it'd probably get 10/10 by most user reviews. The simple fact is bots and fanboi spammers just give it 0 because there still trying to hold onto cod4 or some other piece of crap made years ago. Mw2 was a fantastic game and it got the same bad user scores because cod 4 fanbois thought no dedicated servers ment it wasnt good enough. Now it was dedicated servers they winge about junk like you can't sound hax? The fact is with server support they can disable perks and have the ability to sound hax in competition matches. The graphics are great and the maps are awsome the whole game is a breath of fresh air for the fps scene. If you wanna sit around and cry and play some piece of crap made 5 years ago go ahead but black ops is the best fps game out and the best fps game produced to date.

    Majority of the lag is gone to and like most people say just add some code into the console the fact you can even use a console makes the game even better.
  10. agree with the above post


    link to the modern warefare 2 user ratings. Have a quick read of the comments.
    Don't take into account user ratings there just a bunch of wingers.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,154   +394

    That is disgusting... really... Does it at least have LAN mode for those of us who still do LAN parties?
  12. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    COD really has a strong following. After all, game after game has been just fantastic to play and black ops is a new and fresh direction for the franchise.
  13. spyx

    spyx TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Wow, interesting and not surprising at ALL, they prolly had the numbers from the beginnin but decided to release them now for some reason anwyays great for them, as a person whho bought the wii and pc version im impresed by botht the wii wasnt to dissapointing like others that are multi platform and the pc even though by comp specs are not that good it barely lags.
  14. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    I have been waiting to see reviews before I make a decision, But from what I hear the game is not that great. I would be getting it on the PC and to hear about the issues it has I'm quite pleased I haven't bought it yet. I will wait and see if they patch it and make it better.
  15. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,041   +793

    wow! i mean just wow!

    If you've been playing FPS's that long have you been playing the lowest rated ones? and COD being your only "slightly" decent ones?

    The Graphics are not "Great" they're already dated! using an old engine from 2007! seriously, I don't think you've played a decent FPS.

    And the dedicated server thing, the thing is is that all these functions have gone (including free DLC) yet, the game is still selling for £40?

    If you can explain that one to me, then I will dissmiss that point, but I know you have no argument so its just another point as to why this game absolutely fails.
  16. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,279   +105

    I'd love to see breakdown by platform.
  17. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    I haven't played any of the COD games since Call of Duty 2. I guess I need to catch up.
  18. DSparil

    DSparil TS Rookie Posts: 35

    It looks promising from the youtube videos. Some additional elements here and there but in the end, it's still the same old same old FPS. Some people hate it, while some people are fanboys.Oh well... I personally want to have a more revolutionary game than a rehash of decades past.
  19. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl TS Rookie Posts: 86

    It's amazing how games can get as much revenue as in hollywood movie ticket sales.. It speaks volumes about the gaming industry.
  20. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    Black ops makes me want more and more to ignore school and save up to get a new PC and buy it, lol
    Not like I played every COD game though, last COD game I played was 2, lol, but I saw reviews and gameplay of MW, MW2, and Black Ops, mouth watering,
  21. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    I'm sad that CoD has turned into the new Madden. Shine it up, add some guns, re-release a year later and watch all the frat boys buy it at launch. Boy will activision be sad when people find something fresh and their multimillion blockbuster flops because it's the same thing for the dozenth time.
  22. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    I've got all the Call of Duty PC titles. I just got my copy of Black Ops so I'll reserve my judgement until I've actually played it. I just wish Activision would have charged a little less knowing that they were going to sell a gazillion copies anyway.
  23. Yosip

    Yosip TS Rookie Posts: 16

    300+ million $! Activision doesnt have strong antipiracy protection and look how much did they make it over first day! Look at everyone else with strong antipiracy (which get cracked before official release) and their "records" of sale and generated money. Less protection - less buggy - better optimized - better multiplayer - more people will buy it if they liked downloaded version.
  24. Glad I returned it when I did! Not worth $60...
  25. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    I thought it would sell more than Modern warfare 2 even though I don't really care for this game, I might give it a go if the nazi zombies is as good as World at War's.

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