Activision reported to UK Office of Fair Trade by Gamers’ Voice

Tuesday, 25th January 2011 08:57 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Keeping its word, pressure group Gamers Voice has reported Activision to the UK Office of Fair Trade over the PS3 and PC versions of Black Ops.

Posting an open letter on its website, it said that Activision UK was in serious breach of the Sales of Good Act 1979.

“This complaint is on the basis that Activision UK Ltd are in breach of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended) which states that when a consumer buys goods they must be: as described; of a satisfactory quality; and fit for any purpose made known at the time of sale to the seller,” read the letter.

“It is clear that Call of Duty: Black Ops for the PlayStation 3 and PC is not ‘as described’; of a satisfactory quality or fit for purpose i.e. to entertain, which was stressed at the time of its release.”

It was reported on Sunday that the group, set up in 2009 by Labour MP Tom Watson, was set to make a formal complaint following an open letter it published, which garnered no response from Activision.

Consider it made. Full letter is here.



  1. sickgamer

    yes !! FUCK YOU ACTIVISION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. MrBambinoDent

    @1 +1

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DSB

    I think that’s totally fair.

    If you release a game for PC, buyers should be able to expect a product that works satisfactorily as long as you meet the minimum requirements listed on the box.

    I don’t think any old developer should be sued within 3 weeks of release for a buggy PC release – that would arguably kill the PC market – but Treyarch have certainly been tried and found wanting this time around.

    Whether that’s criminal or not, time will tell I guess.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. blackdreamhunk

    pc gamers are use to bugs in games if it gets better even better. I don’t think any game can ever totally be bug free. The bigger and complex the game the more bugs there is going to be in it.

    #4 4 years ago

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