Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Activision Pulls Call of Duty: Black Ops II's Nuketown 2025 Multiplayer Map
Written Monday, November 19, 2012 By Richard Walker
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You know when you pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops II for the free Nuketown 2025 bonus multiplayer map? Well, with the introductory Double-XP weekend drawing to a close, Activision has yanked the map from Black Ops II's multiplayer playlists for reasons unknown.

"Double XP weekend is official(ly) over. That means Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 is as well. I know. RIGHT? Don't kill the messenger. +" tweeted Treyarch's Game Director, David Vonderhaar. "Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 will be back for special events. You can always play it with your friends in Custom Games," he added.

It seems that the Nuketown 2025 map might have only been available for the duration of the Double-XP weekend, which has naturally caused the community to be up in arms about the whole thing. Hopefully the Nuketown 2025 map will return for free. Hopefully. For now though, feel free to shake your fist in indignant rage.

[Via Kotaku]


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Comment #1 by Me Love Cars
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 04:48:48 PM
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Don't worry, Richard, I'm already shaking my fist. TREYARCH, WHY YOU NO LET ME PLAY NUKETOWN 2025?

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Comment #2 by aeu654
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 04:52:51 PM
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wow thats some bs

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Comment #3 by DudeInDistress
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 04:53:53 PM
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I'm shaking my fist with indignation.

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Comment #4 by ShadowStar83x
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 04:58:37 PM
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They made such a big deal about it on the preorder. What the hell?

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Comment #5 by SmithyReborn86
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 05:00:07 PM
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Fuck you ACTIVISION so much for the pre order bonus and the 24/7 you advertised you ballbags first of all you fucked me over with the hardened edition when it was first announced dlc was included i payed for it in advance just to later find out you change your minds and make ELITE free instead and now you remove the map bonus we all got for pre ordering talk about getting fucked left right and center but hey who are we kidding its our own fault for buying the game year after year.

Only get the game for friends to stay in touch and game with them from time to time but i love zombies so DLC is a must for me bastards!

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Comment #6 by iKillEuu
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 05:05:18 PM
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@5 You could have cancelled the order...

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Comment #7 by Lukezordz
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 05:08:48 PM
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Does this mean we'll get some kind of compensation for Activision royally fucking everyone over? :whistle:

On that note, the playlist said, "Nuketown 24/7 we never close!" false advertising much?

PS. I hate Nuketown, but still, that's an epic kick in the balls of the fans...

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Comment #8 by SmithyReborn86
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 05:13:32 PM
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@6 i had alreadly payed months ago when it was announced with shopto so no i couldnt cancel and thats not the point even if im not a massive fan of nuketown its principle that they fucked us all over and took the map away from us and false advertising saying they never close!

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Comment #9 by jamie9000000
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 05:19:33 PM
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Let me guess, somebody found a non offensive message in a bathroom?

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Comment #10 by Canadian_Wilson
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 05:20:17 PM
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This is why I love Battlefield 3, heck even MOH, cause maps don't get pulled :)

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Comment #11 by biller88
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 05:31:57 PM
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Don't have the game but this is kinda bull.
After all the ads and stuff I saw for it it's ridiculous that it was that short-lived.

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Comment #12 by twyz
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 05:41:16 PM
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So glad I'm done with the CoD franchise.

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Comment #13 by POISONMAN
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 05:51:21 PM
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I All ready sold mine black ops II is soo gay but the campaign is awsome The only reason they wanna have our poor money we get poor they get rich its all about money

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Comment #14 by gecko_nl
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 05:54:09 PM
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HAHAHA!!!!! I can't believe you guys STILL trusted and had faith in Activision after they fired (and fucked) Zampella & West. After that incident I was DONE with them!!
And I proved (myself) right after that ugly, copy and paste product they called MW3.
That proved to me they are only in it for the money, no feeling or love for the product.

Maybe NOW more eyes will open and people STOP buying or supporting Activision and their non-quality product CoD!!

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Comment #15 by Callam001
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 06:13:27 PM
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fucking knobs

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Comment #16 by Vapor_N4
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 06:23:32 PM
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Didn't get this game and didn't like nuketown to begin with but this is the biggest gaming slap in the face i've seen after the gamestop removing deus ex codes ordeal

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Comment #17 by Shadowoso323
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 06:49:59 PM
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Feel free to shake my fist in indignant rage? Might as well put my middle finger up while im at it.

Even though don't have the game, I still put it up to Activision.

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Comment #18 by Psikorps
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 07:04:43 PM
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Such bullshit.
Not only do people lose the Nuketown map, but MANY people (myself included) did not even get the 2x XP we were supposed to.

So people like myself, got double shafted.

And after reading ALL the preorder stuff from EB, Gamestop, BestBuy, Futureshop, Walmart and so on, it was not in the "fine print" that the map would only be for temp access.

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Comment #19 by Me Love Cars
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 07:06:33 PM
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Fists are being shaken, shakes are being fisted. Oh my, that does sound strange...

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Comment #20 by CRAZYCANADIAN72
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 07:31:59 PM
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This is the biggest kick to the nuts that Activision has ever done. Why even bother offering the DLC with pre-orders then take it away. Im willing to bet that they had this planned right from day one.

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Comment #21 by southwestexpress
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 07:36:49 PM
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So I don't understand the map you preordered you can't play anymore?

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Comment #22 by Scarfacew00t
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 07:43:29 PM
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For 14.99$ we will get this map and 3 other map from previous cod all in a dlc, oh and a brand new zombie map. Isn't it awesome? We get anal sex for cheap guys! Screw them, seriously. This was the very last time I buy a call of duty, IW and Treyarch combined.

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Comment #23 by dogwitch
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 07:54:10 PM
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knew this would happen

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Comment #24 by auskye
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 07:57:32 PM
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Stupid but oh well pre-order was free. So put in BO and alleviate the butt hurt or shut up.

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Comment #25 by WeaponXI000
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 08:10:19 PM
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I've only went Black Ops from the start regarding CoD, so I don't know the BS everyone talks about the franchise but I've heard enough about Capcom®. At least they don't pull this type of thing. All I have to say is Elite better have something good and free for taking away my pre -order bonus, or Black (Oops) can forget I ever existed.

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Comment #26 by RobNuman
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 08:13:44 PM
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@25 they already have but they have your money I'm afraid

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Comment #27 by Malibu_Barbie
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 08:16:36 PM
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Why so much hate on BO2. This is by far the best CoD that they've made in years. Its much better than BO1 and just about every other CoD is miles ahead of MW3. The map designs in BO2 are amazing compared to the more recent call of duty titles, lots of change in elevation and you can actually go in buildings (lol at all of the closed doors in MW3)

Aside from them nerfing ghost, I am really enjoying BO2 multiplayer. I haven't even touched the campaign or zombies yet.

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Comment #28 by Jay_Cash
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 08:44:05 PM
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Haha, what a dick move.

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Comment #29 by AverySegaw
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 08:44:57 PM
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I honestly don't care either way, but there is a bit of irony considering the Nuketown 2025 playlist said it was "always open" but that seems to not be the case now.

Just looking at the fan reactions, it's safe to assume Nuketown 2025 will likely be returning as the playlist or the map will be placed into normal rotation. Not a smart thing to piss off millions of CoD MP players - if they rage quit over one losing game, imagine what they'll do over losing Nuketown?

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Comment #30 by Dark_Knight_4u
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 09:07:43 PM
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Fuck u activision. You are right up there with that piece of shit crytek!

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Comment #32 by JuggernautClone
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 09:29:32 PM
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Honestly, if it weren't for the zombies, I wouldn't even bother with this series. Ad even the zombies is wearing thin. Treyarch, you better start wowing me and the other thousands of people who feel that Green Run is a bit lacking in the DLC zombies maps, or else THIS customer is keeping his money from anything of CoD from Nov 2013 onwards.

(lol I wonder if anyone is going to complain to me that they don't care if I go or leave XD They will when big numbers start leaving).

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Comment #33 by Darthtoxicity
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 09:58:33 PM
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Oh God this is hilarious.

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Comment #34 by PeterSmith82
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 10:25:30 PM
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Ha Ha I knew Activision would pull something stupid. Thank god I gave up COD after MW3. Yet again COD Fans will still support Activision and buy every COD.

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Comment #35 by wavecommander
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 10:26:13 PM
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last COD or MW i ever buy 24 7 or a week whatever comes first LAST ONE EVER

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Comment #36 by SUM1SLY
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 10:37:30 PM
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so has the nuketown zombie map gone too ? i had 1 game on nuketown on multiplayer i thought it was our's forever so didn't feel the need to get right on an play it.

but i've been going for trophies so i've been doing the campaign i had to stop doing that so i could get use of the 2x xp weekend,so i've done all the campaign (part from the challenges)and all the multiplayer trophies i haven't had time to play zombies yet and they pulled the map before i even had chance to play on them wtf,only reason i bought the hardened edition was because you got some extra maps than the standard copy.

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Comment #37 by LoneWolf5773
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 11:21:44 PM
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it's only a game - not worth getting mad or losing sleep over - chit happens - years ago i was the same way - but i've mellowed out and learned that it's JUST a game - some people go postal and take some of these shooter games a little too seriously

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Comment #38 by P_Pigly_Hogswine
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 11:32:51 PM
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I was just reading elsewhere that the map is pulled from rotation but still available for private matches. Still makes zero sense but slightly better news.

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Comment #39 by BlazingAce197
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 12:07:29 AM
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Pre-ordering must be useless for the people of the standart edition. You technichally only get a map that you can only play alone or with a few friends, not publicly. Still overall better than Infinity Ward!

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Comment #40 by Lu81NL
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 12:35:50 AM
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Comment #41 by KindredCampbell
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 01:02:39 AM
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the amount of players who camped and spawn kill.... and boosting & using hacks to get to the top. whats the point of multiplayer if there just going to cheat.

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Comment #42 by RRDude_PBB
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 03:29:20 AM
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LMAO! if you ever needed another reason to hate Activision, this is it. meanwhile, i'm ejoying the hell out of BF3 Premium :D

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Comment #43 by AndyBeans
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 04:16:24 AM
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Having been stung by the "Elite subscribers get content first" con last year I understand why people are enraged about this latest stunt. However, as most of you took the mick, saying I should have read the small print and should have known Acti would fuck everybody over, you won't get any sympathy from me.

Perhaps you will all bear this in mind when the next COD comes along instead of lapping it up like good little fanboys. Guess I'm the lucky one after all as at least I learned my lesson last year and haven't wasted any money on this latest pile of wank.

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Comment #44 by TrophyDemon
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 05:16:54 AM
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Is this a PR stunt? I mean they can't realy be THAT incompitant can they? Screwing there customers over and over again and its only been out for a week!
What with the Game freezing, ppl not able to download there Nuketown 2025 map,
And now this... I feel bad for ppl who get this game for Xmas but cant play the Bonus Nuketown Map.


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Comment #45 by LethalHunter1313
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 06:28:38 AM
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Nuketown 24/7 we never close!

1 week later: We're closed.

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Comment #46 by DarthRevan182
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 06:43:17 AM
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Nuketown is my favourite map. Went to play it this morning and bam! I find it has been replaced....FU Activision!

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Comment #47 by Prtmcluescrol
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 06:45:53 AM
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Nuketown is back in a Chaos playlist which has some other maps including nuketown 2025. i wish they never removed nuketown 24/7....

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Comment #48 by MaThEuSBrazil
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 07:15:52 AM
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Thats really stupid and I'm pretty sure that's against the law too. Saying that you'll get something if you give them your money, and after you gives it, you no longer have it... RIDICULOUS

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Comment #50 by loudestmute
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 09:36:06 AM
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First, the map isn't deleted. The 24/7 playlist has been taken down, the map is still available for custom games. If you really only play on Nuketown with your friends, that's still an option for you.

Second, the fan outcry was enough that there's a new Playlist (Chaos, found under "Bonus" which includes Nuketown 2035 among others in the rotation.

The moral of this story is: Threatening to boycott a game doesn't work near as well as angry forum posts and Twitter hashtags

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Comment #51 by Supremacy
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 11:05:11 AM
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I dont care personally
1.the map isint that crazy, and you can barely killstreak on it. was in its own lobby so i only played it once was free so its not like they're stealing anything from the players.

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Comment #52 by technishun
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 01:28:26 PM
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What would happen if there was no COD, at all, for 2013?

Don't worry about it being taken. Well, nowadays with enough bitching and Twitter hate you will get your way........speaking about Black Ops 2, you'll get your map back in regular rotation.

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Comment #54 by theghostsi
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 05:18:44 PM
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Comment #55 by ocelot07
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 06:40:06 AM
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Hmmm now we know why the Wii U version of COD does not come with Nuketown. Activision had this planned all along. I have not bought a COD game since BO. I only got this since I got it for £30. Single player seems ok. Multiplayer is same old shit different year. Zombies is good I like it but am trading this in soon.

I hated Nuketown on BO so I was not arsed when they offered it for free with BO2. But wow if Activision has not fucked you over yet they have now. I just don't understand why people still but Call of duty games. Yes am stupid my self for buying it my self even if it was cheap but this is the last COD title I buy ever.

There are much better shooters out there people. Dust 514 is a free PS3 game it s much better than Cod with massive maps. Battlefield 3 is amazing. Medal Of Honour is really good as well. I say we all stand up and salute Activision with a middle finger and never buy there shitty cod games again. Since they have been giving us the middle finger for a good 4 or 5 years now.

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Comment #56 by Jooles
Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 09:45:36 AM
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I'm torn. On one hand, you pre-ordered friggin' CoD4.8 - HAH-HAH! Serves you right.

But on the other hand, what the fuck are they doing...? Disgusting action by Assvision.

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Comment #57 by Universalshot
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 12:53:25 PM
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Pat on the back to anyone whos never brought a COD title like myself, damn MOH ripoff.

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Comment #59 by cheeseyqueso
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 02:20:37 AM
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is it just me or is the general consensus in the comments "I TOLD YOU SO" and "WELL, ACTIVISION FUCKED ME OVER, FUCK YOU, but i'm still buying all the other dlc..." lol i haven't paid for a cod game since cod4. ESPECIALLY a treyarch one. it's kind of sad that, as gamers, this attitude is becoming the norm. we really shouldn't put up with this bs anymore. demand a quality product instead of settling for a SLIGHTLY tweaked version of last years model. don't give it a buy unless it's 100% what you want to play. /rant *back to bf3* ha

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Comment #60 by KindredCampbell
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 11:22:49 AM
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battlefield 3 sucks donkey D!ck, its crap layered with jelly, so go bk to it . ...oh yeh ,,,HA!!

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Comment #61 by KingMomo
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 08:36:35 PM
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@60 Are you joking? You're saying Battlefield 3 is crap layered with jelly but look at this article. Black Ops II (the crap) is layered with fake promises like Nuketown 2025 (the jelly)

Besides at least Battlefield isn't filled with douchebags exploiting unfair perks or killstreaks.

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