Pro gamer consumer lobby group Gamers’ Voice will be making a formal complaint over the problems with the PC and PS3 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops (CODBLOPS). This will be submitted to the relevant government agencies that protect consumer rights in the UK on the week commencing 23rd Jan 2011.
This is in response to a open letter sent to Activision Blizzard on the 22 nd December 2010 to which we received no response.
The view of Gamers’ Voice is that it doesn’t matter how big a game is, it should not be released‘unfinished’ or with bugs that make the game unplayable, which are words we have seen in a lot of emails to us recently.
Gamers’ Voice accepts that bugs do slip through the net as it’s impossible for developers to find every single bug. We do not accept however allowing entire sections of the PS3 and PC gaming community appearing to be used as game testers for an extended period after a game’s release, yet being asked to pay for the privilege. This is not a tenable way to treat consumers of video games.
Notes to Editor
- <*> Gamers' Voice is an independent pressure group representing video and computer gamers in the UK which seeks to act as a conduit to make our voice heard in the government and mainstream media *> <*> In November 2009, Tom Watson MP founded Gamers' Voice on Facebook in order to bring together gamers from across the UK in response to negative articles on gamers in the UK media; Gamers’ Voice has over 16,000 members. *>