UK consumer group targets Black Ops

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

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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.

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