UK consumer group targets Black Ops

Sunday, 23rd January 2011 11:48 GMT By Joe Anderson


Independent British consumer group Gamers’ Voice is planning to petition the Office of Fair Trading to investigate the persistent freezing and glitches it says are littering the PS3 and PC versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

According to IncGamers, the group is threatening to file a formal complaint after publisher Activision failed to respond to an open letter which asked for an explanation of the issues and what the company would be doing to compensate its customer base.

“As a result of their inaction we will test the might of government agencies against Activision,” said Gamers’ Voice head of industry relations Chris O’Regan.

“We can only hope this brings about some litigious action. These agencies do exist to protect our rights as consumers, let us see if they can fullfill their remit on this pressing issue.”

Gamers’ Voice is an independent pressure group representing video and computer gamers in the UK. It was founded in November 2009 by Labour MP Tom Watson in order to bring together gamers from across the UK.



  1. KrazyKraut

    yep…thats what i always said. they gave on mw2 a shit. they just suck money but not so many patches come out to fix cheater and glitches.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. orakaa

    Funny how the developper blame it all on the PS3/PSN… when complaints come from both PS3 AND PC players… -___-

    #2 4 years ago
  3. AHA-Lambda

    It probably wont do much but at least people are getting vocally angry about it cos black ops is totally broken after all.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    The CoD situation is pretty odd on PS3:

    -In CoD4 & MW2 Acti say that they cant do anything about the hackers, only Sony can. Meanwhile they say that BO is hack free… Because of extra security Acti put into the game.

    -In BO Acti say that the games online problems are all because of PSN and they cant do anything about it, only Sony can. Meanwhile the online in CoD4 & MW2 works without any problems.

    Next we’ll probably hear Kotick say that Zampella & West getting fired was all Sonys fault too.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. BULArmy

    European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy are making some laws in which we in the EU can search for our rights as a consumers in cases of buggy games which cramp the expirience. But most probably they will never be used fully becasue are to relative in terms of what the problem is…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Suikoden Fan

    this requires a caption competition

    “Hello, I require a ‘package’ to be delivered to Activision HQ”

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Hunam

    Thank god I got it on the xbox then.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    I imagine after the Activision lawyers have finished pissing themselves laughing, they’ll point to some contractual clause that free’s them from responsibility & then adding “you get what you pay for”, whilst winking at a Microsoft exec.

    #8 4 years ago

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