Call of Duty: Black Ops named 2010's most pirated PC game

By Matthew ¬∑ 86 replies
Dec 29, 2010
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  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops has been crowned the most pirated PC game of 2010 according to TorrentFreak. Launched only last month, the title has been downloaded a whopping 4.27 million times for PC. That's more than last year's most torrented PC game, COD: Modern Warfare 2, which reached 4.1 million illegal downloads in nearly the same time span.

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  2. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 516   +11

    This sickens me. I could never pirate a new game
  3. Recycle

    Recycle TS Rookie Posts: 53

    This sickens me. I could never pirate a mediocre game.
  4. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 648

    Not that I'm justifying piracy, but I understand that COD: Black Ops costs $60 and it took my little brother 2 hours to beat the campaign.

    There's something just not right about that.
  5. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 516   +11

    Haha. Touché
  6. "it took my little brother 2 hours to beat the campaign."

    Either your brother is a secret war machine created by the goberment or needs to get out more.
  7. I call shens. Takes at least 4 or 5 hours to beat the single player campaign.

    Still, considering the quality the game came out with and that its technically inferior to mw2, it shouldn't have cost $60
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,073   +164

    Is this game really that horrid? If it is, why are people snapping it up like they are?
  9. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 516   +11

    I think the multiplayer is pretty darn good. The campaign was ludicrous and short, unfortunately.
    It is kinda buggy though
  10. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,674

    The games piracy could be caused by the performance, due to the fact that the so called "multi core optimization" just turns the other cores into a glorified heater.

    If there's any game that has ever deserved to get pirated, it's this one.
  11. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,674

    Because they see CoD in the name.
  12. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,905   +1,201

  13. I bought this game and it took them 2 months to make it work, Why should people pay for garbage? Companies gotta actually start giving a rats *** about quality.

    I wish i D/L a hacked version so i knew not to waste my money.
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  15. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +133

    You know what they say Red... Haters gonna hate :)

    That many downloaders can't be wrong.
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,073   +164

    well excuuuuuuuuusssssse meeeeeeeee! < Steve Martin 1977

    What do you think of it R? worth $60?
  17. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,674

    Nothing? No rant about piracy? Hmm, I expected more than that.
  18. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,513   +407

    Ha ha me too. =p
  19. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 375   +46

    Isn't that backwards thinking? Good games should be bought while mediocre games should be pirated.
  20. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 375   +46

    I second this, it took me 6 hours to beat the SP campaign and 5 hours a second time around.

    Then again, people don't buy COD games for the SP anymore.
  21. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    Neither should have MW2. It was an average game, over-hyped game and this bullshit pricing scheme is now being adopted by EA, so they can expect me not to buy any of their games any time soon.
  22. Wow, you guys just reminded me there was a SP part of COD:BO, I completely forgot!

    Let's see how many hours it takes you to unlock/beat MP,
  23. I buy CoD games for the story, set pieces, cool scenarios. Not bought this one yet will do when it is a more resonable price in about..... 6 years.

    Screw multiplayer t-bagging screeching 10yr old repetitive crap. Lol I like multiplayer really but seriously put some effort into lengthening the campaign Tryarch.
  24. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 307

    Solution.....Lower the price if you want it pirated less. Will it still be pirated sure....but a lot less. I think $39.99 would be the sweet spot for new games...any more and you get rampant piracy. Same for songs..Anything greater than .10 per song and kids will not buy....sorry. I think a lot of these companies price themselves into piracy. Example..Microsoft lowered prices on windows and office...A lot less piracy!
  25. I see a problem here.
    You almost all seem to think stealing is OK. That's what Torrenting a whole game is you know.
    It's too expensive!,
    It's a lousy game!,

    Pretty sorry for excuses.

    "That many down loaders can't be wrong."

    Yes they can....

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